Post # 1
I’m expanding my job search since FI and I have decided that moving might be a good option for us (cost of living in this city is too high). If I apply for a position that would require relocating, should I mention anything in my cover letter about my current address/willingness to move?
I only ask because my BFF moved to a different city for her career, but she and her employer struck some deal and specified it so it was a clause in her contract and they actually paid for her to relocate. I’m definitely not looking to be reimbursed for moving costs, but I don’t want a future employer thinking that that’s a term I’d want (therefore skipping over me as an applicant).
Don’t know if that makes sense, or if I’m just reading way far in to this, but just curious before I start firing them off!
Post # 3
When I was relocating last year to be with SO, in my cover letter I had his (now our) address on the letter, and I also stated that my plan was to be moving to the area within “x” amount of time, and that I would work with them on arranging interviews. It can be done, and I hope yours works out as well as mine did! 🙂
Post # 4
My address was on my resume, I did not mention anything about moving, etc. If the company wants you, they will be willing to pay to get you there. I did ask on my second interview about the relocation package, so that I knew before the offer what it would entail.
Not sure what line of work you are in, so I know not all businesses do in fact pay for a move, but in the corporate world, i believe relocation packages are standard practice (unless the job listing specifically says “no relocation package”)
Post # 5
@BrookieCookie9: Not corporate, so there wouldn’t be any relo package – which is totally fine by me. I’m looking to move more so for a change of scenery and a chance to save some cash long-term. I was just concerned that employers may assume I’m looking for a package of some sort unless I explicitly state otherwise.
@mrs_pudding_pop: Thanks! I’m a bit concerned because any address will be my current and very much so not the same location address, but I liked the bit about working with them to arrange interviews. I’m thinking anything I can add that will be more convenient to them is probably for the best, if they’re going to look at my address any way.
Post # 6
@berybery: When I have done this, if I did not have an address in the area your applying in then I left my address off my resume and just included my email and phone numbers! You could also look into renting a PO Box in the area your looking at this way you will have an ‘in state’ address.. It is all about getting them to at least ‘call’ you so that you are able to inform them of your situation, and that your willing to travel there for in person interviews and are not looking for relocation costs.
I am in this situation Again, and this time around as I seem to be looking at a state that is almost on the other side of the country, companies are not so keen to employ, so it may also depend on how far away your applying!
Best of Luck in your search 🙂