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Old 02-23-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Hi Everyone!

My husband and I are sending out resumes, in hopes of finding a job in the area. We will not move without jobs . Do you have any suggestions about how to find a job from out-of-state? When I read the threads, it sounds like many people transfer jobs, which is not an option for us. In your opinions, do you think employers will discount us for not already living in the area?
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Hi, Sox!

Well, first of all, we would need to know what fields and level of experience you have. But even then, any advice would be very speculative, as our unemployment rate continues to go up weekly.

It would all depend on what your field is as to whether or not your being out of state would have any impact. When HR people have a stack of applicants for the same job and the applicants have similar qualifications, they are not going to bother setting up interviews w/ out of town people. But - some fields need certification or particular expertise, so in that case, they would want to talk with you.

For example - let's say you are in Physical Therapy and a nursing home corporation is recruiting for that position. They may not have applicants who live here or the ones they have may not have worked in a nursing home - so if you had experience in a nursing home - then you would most likely get an interview.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Hi Ani!

Thanks for the quick, informative response. You bring up some very good points. I am currently not employed, and my husband will not leave the job he has, until another is lined up. We are so grateful he has a job right now! I will check with him to see if any of his qualifications would make him stand out in the crowd!!! This may be a "dumb" question, but could he leave his address off of his resume? My husband is in a trade, and in his experience here at home, employers do not seem to scrutinize his resume, the way they may in other lines of work.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Hi Ani!

Thanks for the quick, informative response. You bring up some very good points. I am currently not employed, and my husband will not leave the job he has, until another is lined up. We are so grateful he has a job right now! I will check with him to see if any of his qualifications would make him stand out in the crowd!!! This may be a "dumb" question, but could he leave his address off of his resume? My husband is in a trade, and in his experience here at home, employers do not seem to scrutinize his resume, the way they may in other lines of work.
Well, you will need some type of contact info . . . but I guess you could leave off your address and just have cell phones/email contacts . . . ?

Is there a trade association your DH could belong to that might help w/ contacts or listings for job openings? That would be another strategy.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Actually Sox, that is a trick that many resume writers say to do. Contact info can be phone and e-mail, they don't really need your address. Otherwise, one thing to do as well, in your intro and cover letter mention you want to move and some details about it.. Such as "Looking for a job doing XYZ in the Charlotte area."
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