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Old 01-24-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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The resume's purpose is only to get you an interview. Why not simply list the companies and describe the jobs -- without focusing on the location/s and/or even the fact that you worked as a contractor vs FT employee? You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your diverse background at the interview.

(Folks who try to explain what they perceive to be background deficiencies in their resume, tend instead to draw attention to them ... and not get to the interview stage).
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The resume's purpose is only to get you an interview. Why not simply list the companies and describe the jobs -- without focusing on the location/s and/or even the fact that you worked as a contractor vs FT employee? You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your diverse background at the interview.
That's the thing,most times I never get to the interview stage...which makes me wonder if my resume is 'normal' enough;
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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yes but they list the office location of their home office not every location that theyve ever worked
Yeah, but the employer is going to know they worked in different states. The employer would expect it. Are employers going to dock them points in an interview, if a candidate worked for a NY consulting firm and was in 2 different states in the past 2 years?

In many of the city-data forums, posters are moving to new states for jobs. Many have previously worked in more than 1 state recently, due to relocation for the jobs. Employers are still hiring them for yet another move.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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In many of the city-data forums, posters are moving to new states for jobs. Many have previously worked in more than 1 state recently, due to relocation for the jobs. Employers are still hiring them for yet another move.
Yes but I'm going from working for employers in different states to looking for something more stationary and local,they may not understand this.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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Yeah, but the employer is going to know they worked in different states. The employer would expect it. Are employers going to dock them points in an interview, if a candidate worked for a NY consulting firm and was in 2 different states in the past 2 years?

In many of the city-data forums, posters are moving to new states for jobs. Many have previously worked in more than 1 state recently, due to relocation for the jobs. Employers are still hiring them for yet another move.
dont make it harder than it needs to be
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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That's the thing,most times I never get to the interview stage...which makes me wonder if my resume is 'normal' enough;
Are you 'networking' or simply mailing-out resumes? -- In reality, most HR departments get so many resume responses to blanket ads that they simply look for ways to disqualify about 90-percent of them.
The employment picture is tough and it takes some imagination and grit to work around the HR 'obstacle course'.

Along these lines, I'm not as sure that having worked in different areas is as much an issue as the impression that one lives in another area ... and might, thus, be unavailable for local interviews - or expect relocation expense assistance. .
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Are you 'networking' or simply mailing-out resumes? -- In reality, most HR departments get so many resume responses to blanket ads that they simply look for ways to disqualify about 90-percent of them.
The employment picture is tough and it takes some imagination and grit to work around the HR 'obstacle course'.

Along these lines, I'm not as sure that having worked in different areas is as much an issue as the impression that one lives in another area ... and might, thus, be unavailable for local interviews - or expect relocation expense assistance. .
Agreed kind of...maybe I should leave the states off the resume and just list the companies.
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