(Closed) HR Bee's or others with job smarts – out of area cover letter question!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 # 6
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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 🙂

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