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Old 12-06-2018, 07:23 AM
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I've noticed some jobs that would be a great fit, but I am not willing to move to some states. I am looking for the proper way to add a sentence or 2 in my cover letter that would say "hey I know you are looking for local candidates but if you ever consider a remote employee -I am your person". I have worked from home previously (not at current position) and I LOVED it. When I worked from home I actually worked more hours than I did when I was in the office. It worked out great for both myself and the company.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Location: Greensboro, NC
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In your cover letter, detail your reasons for why you've been more efficient working from home (put some numbers to that if possible), and explain how you can still do the job description for which you are applying without physically being there. Be very specific - worse they can say is "no" or not respond at all.

Unfortunately, a lot of employers still have antiquated thoughts that you must physically show up at a building everyday, even though you're just sitting at a computer/desk all the time. But the reality for many jobs is that actual work output is all that matters, not butt-in-chair time. I would recommend you prioritize specifically searching for jobs that say "remote" somewhere in the description.

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Old 12-06-2018, 07:40 AM
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Cover Letter Tips: Applying for a Position Outside of Your Local Area
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:49 AM
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^^ There's a bit of difference to be sure, between applying to jobs out of your area, when you plan to move to the area for the job, or for others reasons and you're already job hunting in the place you were moving to anyway.......AND....... applying for a job the employer has not said is remote, and you have no intention of relocating for, you just want the job, and want it to be "work from home."

-- OP are you willing to go to the employer to interview?
-- How often are you willing to go into an office? How far away -- or close -- are you casting your net? If you're in PA and the company is in Texas, how much traveling are you willing to do to go to the office?
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:03 PM
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What locations are you applying in?

If you're applying for Silicon Valley jobs, don't bother. They only hire people who live there or if you want remote, you better live in a third world country and are cheap to hire.

Remote jobs are HARD to find because companies only give those kind of jobs to people who have proven themselves as working very well remotely and bringing high quality work. They don't do that for anyone just off the street.
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