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Old 04-16-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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Hello Everyone, I am graduating college in December and I am looking to relocate and find a job in Florida. I currently live in Maryland but my mom and sibilings live in Florida. When applying for jobs should I use my moms address on my resume or should I be honest and hope that I get a call back? Iím not sure if it helps but I recently converted my Marylandís drivers license to a Florida license. Also, when should I start applying for jobs? Iím thinking August or September.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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No reason to conceal where you are. Many companies look favorably on someone who is willing to pull up roots to come work for them. Also, depending on the company and kind of position you’ll have, knowing that up front might make it more likely the company would help pay for your move.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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"I recently converted my Maryland’s drivers license to a Florida license."

That'd mean you changed your primary address, wouldn't it? If so, I'd put that new Florida address (your mom's?) on resumes, personally. Whenever I have to review resumes I certainly discount anyone living outside the region. The two options for out-of-town candidates (spending the time to set up remote interviews and/or having them fly into DC) aren't worth the time or money, unless they're by far the best candidate.

All of this certainly depends on your skillset. The above is assuming you're not particularly specialized. If you have a specific skill, e.g. you're an aerospace engineer choosing between NASA in MD and a FL aero contractor, then you can simply tell them where you live now and how much in relocation expenses you'd want them to cover.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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"I recently converted my Marylandís drivers license to a Florida license."

That'd mean you changed your primary address, wouldn't it? If so, I'd put that new Florida address (your mom's?) on resumes, personally. Whenever I have to review resumes I certainly discount anyone living outside the region. The two options for out-of-town candidates (spending the time to set up remote interviews and/or having them fly into DC) aren't worth the time or money, unless they're by far the best candidate.

All of this certainly depends on your skillset. The above is assuming you're not particularly specialized. If you have a specific skill, e.g. you're an aerospace engineer choosing between NASA in MD and a FL aero contractor, then you can simply tell them where you live now and how much in relocation expenses you'd want them to cover.
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Go to Alaska .
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: todo el mundo!!
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Hello Everyone, I am graduating college in December and I am looking to relocate and find a job in Florida. I currently live in Maryland but my mom and sibilings live in Florida. When applying for jobs should I use my moms address on my resume or should I be honest and hope that I get a call back? Iím not sure if it helps but I recently converted my Marylandís drivers license to a Florida license. Also, when should I start applying for jobs? Iím thinking August or September.
your just trying to move back with your moms right?
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Baltimore,Maryland
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I would put the Florida address because you have changed your license just like bufflove said. That means your primary domicile is in Florida. Also, it depends on where you are applying. If applying to larger cities then it shouldn't matter either way but if you are applying to rural areas then many prefer to higher someone with roots in the area.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Baltimore,Maryland
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hire***
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:22 AM
 
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For every employer that thinks you are more motivated if you say you will move to FL, there are five others that will just trash your resume, because they are afraid you will move away after spending a year there. People do it all the time.

I would suggest getting a cell phone with a Florida area code, where your mother lives and provide that, rather than your mother’s phone number, with your resume.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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Go to Alaska .
yup ,I still vote Alaska.
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