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Old 01-24-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm in the process of reworking and rewriting my resume for jobs that I'll be applying for in Colorado. Because I don't live there, but plan to move there, is it necessary to state this on my resume?
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm in the process of reworking and rewriting my resume for jobs that I'll be applying for in Colorado. Because I don't live there, but plan to move there, is it necessary to state this on my resume?
Don't see why. Probably a safe bet for potential employers in CO to assume you'll move if you are hired.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Candidates that are out of state are invisible to many employers.

"They'll ask us for moving expense reimbursement" they'll think and automatically not read the cover letter or resume.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:59 PM
 
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Candidates that are out of state are invisible to many employers.

"They'll ask us for moving expense reimbursement" they'll think and automatically not read the cover letter or resume.
Hmmm, that's unfortunate, and discouraging. But I have no choice unless I move there prior to securing a job.
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:08 PM
 
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Resume, No.
Cover Letter, Yes!

Depending on your industry, employers are still being flooded with mass mailed resumes or having the pie-in-the-sky job seekers applying. Informing a prospective employer you are relocating may save your resume from the trash bin.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Resume, No.
Cover Letter, Yes!

Depending on your industry, employers are still being flooded with mass mailed resumes or having the pie-in-the-sky job seekers applying. Informing a prospective employer you are relocating may save your resume from the trash bin.
I completely agree. A cover letter is the appropriate method for communicating items that are not readily obvious on a resume. Interest and ability to relocate, transferable skills when changing careers, any unusual experienceyou have that is not evident by job title, etc.
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Cover letter, not resume. Also use a local number (google voice) and if you know someone in the area use a local address but explain in your cover letter you will make the move permanent once you secure employment. They can think you have a place in town that you are at part time. Be ready to head there for interviews on short notice if you use this method though.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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Unless you have a specialized skill set or experience, many employers won't bother contacting you if you aren't local. OF course with the job market being so good today, that might not be as true.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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I moved across the country and found a job before I did the actual move. I stated my reasons for moving in my cover letter and made it seem like it was happening regardless of the job.

I think there were two main things that helped me though.

First, I had saved up enough money to move and live for 6-12 months long before I ever started applying. So the move was really going to happen whether I had a job going there already or not. Second, I was overqualified for the positions I was applying for, knowing I would have that advantage over other applicants.

Even with these going for me, I received substantially less phone calls for interviews than I normally would. I don't blame employers either because they had to hire me based on a Skype interview over other interviews where they could meet and judge someone face-to-face. The position was a one-year job, so the next year I was "local" and about 90% of the places I applied to gave me an opportunity for an interview. When I was applying from across the country, about 20-30% of the places I applied to gave me a call for an interview, even with my substantial qualifications.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm in the process of reworking and rewriting my resume for jobs that I'll be applying for in Colorado. Because I don't live there, but plan to move there, is it necessary to state this on my resume?
Hopefully you have stellar skills and experience to counter the out-of-state address and newcomer status. CO can be a horrid and finicky place to apply for jobs, and that's even when established with a state address. So many locals and long-timers have a negative view of transplants. They always put "their own" above everyone else. Good luck.
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