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Moving to new city in 2 months... when to start applying?

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Currently live in Houston, TX- planning to move to Austin, TX in early December. I am still a new nurse- 1 year of experience. Experience is in outpatient surgery and I am hoping to get in an acute setting for general surgery... I have my BSN. How much time in advance should I start applying for jobs? Right away? Or is that too soon? I checked out the job market in Austin and (naturally) RNs are in demand, and in the number 1 spot for sought out professions for 2014....

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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kiszi has 9 years experience as a RN.

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Yes, start applying now. Two months isn't that long, especially considering the whole hiring process could take a month or more.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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Now seems like a good time...

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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It's a relatively short drive from H-town to Austin - I do it on a regular basis. Go ahead and start applying. In your cover letter, let prospective employers know that you are available for interviews with __ days advance notice. It's not an unusual arrangement. Best of luck to you.

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