If you are planning on finding a job once you move, it should start early. In order for it to be successful, it needs to be an integral part of the process. Keep in mind that in a competitive job market, having an online presence and having a clear direction will help. Once you know you are moving, you should start your search. This will enable you to optimize your options and location prior to settling.
There are many great resources online that can help you hone your search. Monster and Career Builder are helpful resources to get started. Further, you should begin to work your online resources before you move. Consider a LinkedIn account, if you do not currently have one. If you do, start to work your current network so that you can build a support base before you get there. Further, this will allow you to illicit help from professionals to get introduced to job market opportunities before you transition into your new location. This will enable you to begin to ask questions, evaluate the job market in the new area and establish a network of professionals there, which will help you make the most of your efforts. Also, if you belong to any professional organizations, contact them and utilize any opportunities they offer. Further, if your spouse or significant other is on a corporate relocation or job transfer, you may be eligible for employment services. Be sure to evaluate policies and procedures and benefits available. You want to take advantage of everything that is available to you.