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  2. Parker Brown-Nesbit on

    What about those of us who are trying to find jobs that are not were we live? How in the heck do you network long distance?

    • Hi Parker! Good question. Long distance networking is difficult, but not impossible. You may want to start by checking out our post, how someone found a job in a new city before moving there or using social media in your job search. The advice in this support post can also help you – “decide” that you want to meet people in your area who have connections or experiences in the city you are moving to! You may be surprised to find that many people have active connections in their past locations or have unique insight on hiring practices in that area. The advice in this post can still help you if you include filtering for your ideal location.

      • Parker Brown-Nesbit on

        I think I read that several years ago. I’ll have to read it again.

        My situation is a bit different from most people who are searching for a job. I am a museum educator, mostly doing living history. The jobs are few and far between, so I can’t really target a specific place to live. Any ideas?

        • Hi Parker – Great question! The fact that museum educators are few and far between makes it a little bit easier to network, actually. Check for industry events – i.e. national trade associations for museum operators – and go to those.

          Cold emailing could also work great in this situation, just reach out and get people on the phone. An easy way to stay in touch with these people is to run an email newsletter or LinkedIn group for museum educators.

          Finally, I’d say that you CAN, and probably should, target specific cities. The obvious museum capitals of the United States are Washington, DC and New York City. If you have the financial resources saved up, moving to one of those cities could be a boon for your career.

          Let me know how it goes!

          • Parker Brown-Nesbit on

            Unfortunately I don’t have the money to go to conferences. I’ve tried cold calling, and have gotten nowhere (basically “I can’t help you. What are you calling me for?”)

            Neither my husband nor I want to live in a big city, so I’ve mostly been checking out smaller towns (most Living History places aren’t in big cities.) I am a member of several history groups on LinkedIn. I’ve been trying to network for over seven years, and nothing I do seems to work.

    • Hey
      Parker-Brown-Nesbit
      I hear u I want to work Ina state were I don’t live
      How the heck can I network
      I want a job and home in Bannister Alabama
      I live I. Chicago

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