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Old 10-17-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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I have reviewed some of the stickies about relocating to the Charlotte area, but I have to ask. I have recently graduated from medical assisting school and plan on taking my AAMA certification December of this year, I wanted to know would I likely obtain a job in this field, even though the economy is bad. If so, can anyone suggest places I could send my resume to. Also, will I be taken seriously using my current NY contact information or should I use a friend's address in Charlotte. I would appreciate any information.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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I have reviewed some of the stickies about relocating to the Charlotte area, but I have to ask. I have recently graduated from medical assisting school and plan on taking my AAMA certification December of this year, I wanted to know would I likely obtain a job in this field, even though the economy is bad. If so, can anyone suggest places I could send my resume to. Also, will I be taken seriously using my current NY contact information or should I use a friend's address in Charlotte. I would appreciate any information.
I would never misrepresent my address, or anything else, when applying for a job. Use your real address & if you want, give your friend's as an alternate.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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I'm not sure I would split hairs about using a friend's address in this job market. I know NOTHING about your given field so can't really help you there but I'd use your friend's address. It's not like you are lying about your education or anything of any real importance and it may turn some employers off. Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Misrepresenting your address might lead a perspective employer to wonder what else you might "misrepresent". Honesty is always the best policy. If your employer doesn't want to hire you because you don't live in Charlotte, he/she won't be happy with you anyway.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Carolinas Helathcare have this job in their career spotlight section.
One of the other healthcare systems is Presbyterian (Novant Health).

If it's still the same, with Carolinas you don't apply for a specific job, just fill in an application online and then a recruiter will match your skills to any available jobs.
I would strongly suggest following up with a phone call to HR department if you decide to do this.
Salary may be lower that you might expect.I know nurse salaries in NC are some of the lowest in the US, probably based on cost of living, rightly or wrongly.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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I don't think borrowing a friend's address is that big of an ethical lapse - most of the time the only thing that comes back in the physical mail is a rejection letter. If an employer is interested, they'll call or e-mail. Be sure you can show up within a few day's notice, though.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Why don't you use your address in NY, but mention in the cover letter that you plan on relocating? That way employers will know you don't live here, but are planning on footing the bill for relocation on your own.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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When just out of college I used to use a friend's address in NC to register my car when I lived out of state ... sure made tags and insurance cheaper. Was a hassle to get back for the yearly auto inspection, though. LOL
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