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Old 11-23-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Can anyone provide some useful tips for applying for jobs out of state?

I have no kids and can easily pick up and move. I've lived far from my family for years, so that's not an issue either.

I am getting into the educational technology or tech support field, but have been teaching for 5 years.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Address it in your cover letter. Be prepared to discuss your knowledge and logistics if you are to move to a new area.

This is a tough one is there are plenty of local candidates.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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The nice thing is that I am applying for jobs in just about every state in the Midwest. I'm not too picky where I live as long as it's a city of at least 85,000
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington VA
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I applied to a federal job in DC from another country, and managed to land the position.

I made it very clear in my cover letter that I was not seeking relocation expenses and that I was ready to "hit the ground running" upon my arrival stateside. I also let them know my exact arrival date.

That way, the employer knows that my move was self-funded and that it was not going to be a logistical hassle.
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