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Old 02-12-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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So I've been having a very hard time finding a job, but do have solid experience. It has been over a year since I've been employed. Months without a bite. Money is going to be non-existent next month, I'm already homeless and nobody is going to help me financially. So I changed my location last week to target the area I've been applying for. This week I received an interview request. I'm looking for help on how I can prepare for the location interrogation portion of the interview so that I can get this job. Tips from those who have done this?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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Candidates are invisible to employers if they're out of state or out of location. Tell them you are willing to relocate to get this job, no problem. If you're not willing to relocate, there's a problem.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:27 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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So I've been having a very hard time finding a job, but do have solid experience. It has been over a year since I've been employed. Months without a bite. Money is going to be non-existent next month, I'm already homeless and nobody is going to help me financially. So I changed my location last week to target the area I've been applying for. This week I received an interview request. I'm looking for help on how I can prepare for the location interrogation portion of the interview so that I can get this job. Tips from those who have done this?
If/when they ask your location tell them you are mobile, no attachments, and can easily relocate. Unless that's not true. Is this realistic if you do get the job or would you need help to pay those expenses?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you must mention your old/current location then state you are in the process of moving and have been bouncing back and forth between the two locations. Let them know what date you could be available to be permanently in the new location.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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If/when they ask your location tell them you are mobile, no attachments, and can easily relocate. Unless that's not true. Is this realistic if you do get the job or would you need help to pay those expenses?
Are you offering to help me with those expenses?
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Are you offering to help me with those expenses?
Working around including a local location on your resume is an issue that can be resolved. But, it sounds like you are now expecting a new employer to pay your moving expenses ... after you told them you lived locally. Probably best to see if you get the job first (after the interview, which one is to assume you can make?)
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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If you must mention your old/current location then state you are in the process of moving and have been bouncing back and forth between the two locations. Let them know what date you could be available to be permanently in the new location.
I'm sure they will at least confirm my location. The idea to lead to a slightly different area as part of a response sounds good. Thanks for that. Knowing when a candidate can start is what they want to know and I'm available right away.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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I'm looking for help on how I can prepare for the location interrogation portion of the interview so that I can get this job. Tips from those who have done this?
I'm not sure what the "location interrogation portion of the interview" is? I've never been interrogated about my location before in an interview. I do think that if you are implying you live locally, that you are very unlikely to get any relocation expenses covered. Do you know the area around where you've said you live at all? I assume you haven't chosen an address that is an actual storefront or other non-residential area. If they ask you questions you can't answer about the location, just indicate that it is a new residence for you and you haven't had a chance to do much exploration yet.

Good luck- I hope you are able to land the job.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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Working around including a local location on your resume is an issue that can be resolved. But, it sounds like you are now expecting a new employer to pay your moving expenses ... after you told them you lived locally. Probably best to see if you get the job first (after the interview, which one is to assume you can make?)
In no way am I expecting the employer to pay for a relocation expenses after telling them I'm local. Yes, I'm dumb but not that dumb. In what way do you think the location issue on my resume could be resolved?
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm sure they will at least confirm my location. The idea to lead to a slightly different area as part of a response sounds good. Thanks for that. Knowing when a candidate can start is what they want to know and I'm available right away.
If it's in your budget rent a PO Box in the new area. It will show a bit of a commitment to the new area. Also, get a local number if you haven't already (free through Google Voice).

When I was searching in two states and they asked, I said yes my permanent residence is California but I am in X location frequently staying with a friend to job hunt. I said I'd make the move permanent on X date. Usually chose about a month in the future and say I'd be willing to speed it up if hired.
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