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Resume for Out of State Jobs

Resume for Out of State Jobs

Resume for Out of State Jobs

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Though it's exciting to move to a new city, you may find it hard to convince employers that you're serious about making the move. Not only do you need to write a resume that addresses your intent to relocate, but you also need to highlight your qualifications in a way that makes you stand out among local job applicants. Knowing how to write a relocation resume increases your chances of securing employment despite your current location. In this article, we explain what a relocation resume is, list the steps for writing a relocation resume and provide you with a relocation resume template and example.

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Understandably, hiring managers are put off by out-of-state applicants who say they’re willing to shift their entire life to take a particular job. They’d feel especially guilty if you moved across the country only for the job to not work out months later. When possible, being transparent about your interest in a job and your ties to the company’s city can help your case. Maybe you tell the hiring manager about your nearby friends or family, your past trips to the city or that you’re moving with a significant other who’s already found a job. These sorts of reasons for relocating give a company the impression that you know what you’re getting yourself into, that you’re ready to lay down roots. That lessens their risk of hiring an out-of-state applicant who sours on the new city and decides to quit the job. If you don’t have ties to the city, don’t worry. You might also try to use the opposite to your advantage. If you’re leaving San Francisco for the lesser-known Santa Fe, for example, you might pitch yourself as someone having big-market experience who can help drive innovation. [gd-related link="https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/relocating-for-work/" label="4 Things You Need to Do Before Relocating for a Job"]

When clicking submit on an online job application, you’ve probably stared straight into your computer screen and wondered whether your application would ever be seen. These uneasy feelings are compounded when you apply for a job in another state. Even if your resume lands into human hands, something as simple as your mailing address could hold you back. Join the club. About 86 percent of millennials — and 77 percent of employees overall — say they’re willing to relocate for work, according to a 2017 Bamboo report. (Source: www.glassdoor.com)

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