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Old 09-15-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My parents and I moved to Tampa from NJ this past July. It was not my choice to come since I didn't have full-time job and had little to no money. I don't like Tampa at all (no offense to those of you do). There was no other family for me to stay with, though my dad said I didn't have to come with them and could gave gone somewhere else if I wanted to (like that was an option). There is little in Tampa that fits my work experience. I'm an editor and copywriter and worked for companies In NYC like publishers, cosmetics firms, and advertising agencies. There are some friends who say I can stay with them if I come back up, but it doesn't seem doable unless I have a job lined up first.

This is not an area I am new to. I grew up there. How do I apply to jobs in NYC/NJ from Florida and emphasize that I am from there, want to move back, have people I can stay with, and cover my expenses.

Has anyone been in this situation? I can't fathom moving back without a job offer, but employers like to go towards local candidates. I was a local, so getting used to a new area is not an issue.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hi Vrinda, I was considering moving down to Tampa due to weather and calmer quality of life.. what did you dislike about Tampa?
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Hi Vrinda, I was considering moving down to Tampa due to weather and calmer quality of life.. what did you dislike about Tampa?
I assume she disliked "weather and calmer quality of life"... ")
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Question seemed to be how to apply from down there in FL for jobs around here,,, I'm betting online zillions of people do. I see a lot of that, for instance try looking at sites like LinkedIn and similar. Its been so long since I've switched jobs, others can chime in with more current details.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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I recently had someone do a phone interview and my biggest concern was more that they had only visited once or twice for a few days and didn't really seem to understand what life would be like to move from Indiana to NYC. Employers are going to see you as a safe-ish choice, mostly because they're probably not super interested in paying your moving costs. At the same time, they can only hire who applies, so if you're the best of the bunch they'll be more on board with it.

But explaining that you moved because of family reasons and are looking to move back now that things are stabilized down there isn't going to be seen as out of left field, people move away from New York all the time and move back just as easily.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I recently had someone do a phone interview and my biggest concern was more that they had only visited once or twice for a few days and didn't really seem to understand what life would be like to move from Indiana to NYC. Employers are going to see you as a safe-ish choice, mostly because they're probably not super interested in paying your moving costs. At the same time, they can only hire who applies, so if you're the best of the bunch they'll be more on board with it.

But explaining that you moved because of family reasons and are looking to move back now that things are stabilized down there isn't going to be seen as out of left field, people move away from New York all the time and move back just as easily.
Yes, that is what I was asking about. I didn't want to look like an out-of-state candidate who might get passed over because I am currently not living nearby.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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Just be super up front about it and bring it up yourself. Get ahead of them and direct the questions about how soon you can be up there crashing at a friend's house instead of letting them assume you aren't serious about returning to the area. Talk about how you're coming up anyway and just wanted to start job hunting before you got there, make your return to the area a foregone conclusion.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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include you high school (college if it was NYC metro local as well), job experience in the area, etc.
add an objective section in your resume which emphasizes your roots in NJ.
QED
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:56 PM
 
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I had friends move out of state and they put in applications in different states and they got call backs all before moving. I would just include in my cover letter i am planning to relocate



Can you take a "Vacation" to your friend's place and put in applications while using their address and let them know you are in the process of relocating.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Here's a thought, don't tell your prospective employers that you live in Florida. If you have friends willing to let you crash for a while, maybe use their address on your resume and application.
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