I'm looking to move to North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham area) from NW Ohio. I've been applying for jobs for about 2 months or so now, with little success. The only responses I've heard have been "another candidate was chose", "local candidates only", and "we'll talk to you if you can start on Monday" (that was on a Thursday). Is it hopeless to try and get a job BEFORE I move? I'd really like to have something before I move... Does anyone know how big of a deal hiring companies make of people from way out of state like myself?