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Out of State Job Searches

Making the decision to pick up your life and move it somewhere else is a very large decision to make. Some people will never leave their hometown, save for vacations and other travel while others are nomadic in nature and need to constantly be on the move. One isn’t a better option than the other, but simply depends on what you want out of life. Often times, staying in the same place for years on end can be stagnating and boring. You may yearn for a sense of adventure or may want to leave the life you have currently to start fresh and new somewhere else. The idea of clearing the slate and staring anew may seem intoxicating, but what about your job? How will your make this move possible?

The current weak state of the job market makes it difficult for many to find a job in their current city. Those that have been unemployed for over six months will find it even more difficult to even be considered for a job. With these facts, it may seem absolutely asinine to think that finding a job halfway across the continent is feasible. How will you find the money to travel there in order to search for relevant jobs and interview for them as well? What if you spend money on going there for an interview and it ends up being a waste of your time? Years ago, these issues may have been relevant concerns, but that was before the advent of online interviewing.

Online interviewing isn’t brand new, per se, but Spark Hire has definitely perfected it and made it a lot more accessible to job seekers and companies in the job market. In fact, Spark Hire’s main goal is to show job seekers the new way to land their dream job and to make it much easier for companies to find the talent they seek. Spark Hire does this by integrating video technology into the job search process. On Spark Hire, job seekers can create Profile Videos that can act as video resumes that supplement a job application. Companies can create their own company pages, post their available jobs and use video technology to find the perfect candidate for them.

These are all awesome aspects of Spark Hire, but in relation to job relocation Spark Hire can simplify your out-of-state job search. With online interview capabilities, you no longer have to travel back and forth from city to city but can instead interview for jobs all from your current home. This can save you so much money as well as time. Imagine traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles for a job you were positive you wanted. Everything about the job sounded great in the description and you were fully qualified for the position. You caught the attention of the employer and they asked you to come out for an interview. You get there, sit down with the employer and slowly realize that this position isn’t all it is chocked up to be. You wasted money on a plane ticket, took time off work (time is money) and exhausted yourself with travel. What a mess. Even more, if you plan on finding a job there for real, you’ll have to do it again. Let me take a nap, because even just thinking about this makes me tired!

Instead, picture this scenario. You create a profile on Spark Hire and find the kind of job you are looking for in LA. You send along your resume with your profile video that allows the employer to see how passionate you are about what you do and this open position. They invite you for an interview, but instead of having to travel to LA to meet them, you simply have to open your laptop, put on a nice shirt and sign onto Spark Hire to engage in your interview. No travel, no money and certainly not time lost. If the interview goes well, then you may be more willing to make that trip to meet the employer.

With online interviewing, your job search can be expanded to the entire country. In fact, you can even interview internationally if you are a college student studying abroad or are living outside of the country and plan on moving back. The possibilities are endless with online interviewing and save both parties time and money. If you are thinking about relocating, then sign up with Spark Hire and interview the economical way.

Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter

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