My girlfriend has just accepted a job in Washington DC and I would like to move with her. This means either seeking employment in Maryland, DC, or Virginia. My question is, should I apply and obtain the state's license where I intend to apply, before I apply to jobs in those states and districts? I will most likely only apply in Virginia and DC, since I would prefer to live on the Virginia side of DC (much cheaper). Will having my license for the districts aid in making me a more desirable candidate, as opposed to applying with my current Pennsylvania license?