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Old 12-12-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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When the new year rolls around, I like many others will be actively looking for a new position. Like some, I'm also willing to drive a far distance for the right price. With that said, do you think hiring managers or HR look at an applicant’s address when determining who gets interviewed or not? If my skill set listed on my resume speaks and say I’m worthy of interviewing, is there a chance one might say “Ohh, he lives an hour from the office, let’s not interview him.”
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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In my line of work contact information is not available on th CV. They contact the agent
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yes, when reviewing the resumes I do look at the person's address. We have people that live over an hour away that show up on time every day, so that is not going to eliminate them. If they are 2-3 hours away or out of state they may not get an interview if there are enough locals to pick from, but if there is a statement of a goal to relocate to the area and they are well qualified we might go ahead and give them a chance. Last time I offered an interview to someone 4 hours away she scheduled it but didn't show up, never called or anything. It seems unlikely that someone would relocate to this high cost area for a $25/hour job.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I rarely see an address for the people I am interviewing.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I do things similarly to Hemlock (I can say that a lot really).

The more a job pays, which is generally related to complexity and experience, the farther away I will consider. A $15/hr job is not going to support high commuting costs, nor be worth relocating for. At that level, we won't pay for relocation either.

A $60k job will allow a person to pay more in commuting expenses, might be worth moving for, and we might pay relocation expenses.

Overall, it depends. If you are a strong candidate against a weak pool, I will interview people from farther away. If I have a strong local pool, I won't.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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I do things similarly to Hemlock (I can say that a lot really).

The more a job pays, which is generally related to complexity and experience, the farther away I will consider. A $15/hr job is not going to support high commuting costs, nor be worth relocating for. At that level, we won't pay for relocation either.

A $60k job will allow a person to pay more in commuting expenses, might be worth moving for, and we might pay relocation expenses.

Overall, it depends. If you are a strong candidate against a weak pool, I will interview people from farther away. If I have a strong local pool, I won't.
Its not your business how far away they live or how they decide to pay for commuting or relocation costs. I don't see how this is relevant. If they decide they're OK paying these costs then don't worry about it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Its not your business how far away they live or how they decide to pay for commuting or relocation costs. I don't see how this is relevant. If they decide they're OK paying these costs then don't worry about it.
It is my job to conduct an efficient and effective job search. There is a correlation between distance and pay, where people cannot sustain commuting on low levels of pay.

If a person wants to relocate to my area, it is their responsibility to let me know in the cover letter.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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I've been interviewing for sales positions and have found where I live has gotten me 4-5 interviews so far. Live on the side of the Phoenix metro area that is poised for high growth in the next few years, so I know the lay of the land already. Plus the companies that I am talking to have said that they are having a hard time finding people on my side of town with the right qualifications.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:42 AM
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Location: Memphis, TN
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If by driving far, you just mean an hour or an hour and a half, it may not impact you too much. I know people with commutes like that. Having been on a job search and applying for many out of state positions over the past 11+ months, I can say they most certainly do look at addresses, at least what state and/or metro area you live in. If it doesn't show up on your resume, at some point the online application system asked for your address. That said, if the job is of a high enough level and you are enough of a match, they seem to be open to at least giving you a phone interview (unless the applicant system is set to filter out people based on location).
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Its not your business how far away they live or how they decide to pay for commuting or relocation costs. I don't see how this is relevant. If they decide they're OK paying these costs then don't worry about it.
Actually I can say from experience that travel distance to the site correlates directly with: The number of times the employee is late/stuck in traffic thus causing them to miss meetings, the number of times they just ask to work from home, the list goes on. We have a guy in my office who drives us insane because he lives an hour and a half away and is always late due to traffic.
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