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Old 11-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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I currently live in PA and applying for IT jobs (hardware, desktop support, networking) in Austin, TX. Would most employers or consulting companies in TX just throw away my resume, even though I am mentioning that I am moving to the Austin area in the cover letter?

Also I have read that getting a P.O. Box might help, but do not know if employers are starting to catch on to this trick. I know that moving without a job is a big risk, but if it helps to get a job, it might be worth it.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I am in the same field. It's a tough market if you don't know someone it seems. Know any good ol boys?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Most jobs probably have a ton of local applicants, the job market isnt all that hot in the Austin area lately. Don't move here without a job unless you have a free palce to live or enough money to support yourself for a little while.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Back in April, I decided to visit Austin, got an interview the day I got there, hired the next day. Don't know how the market has changed since then.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: NW Austin
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Back in April, I decided to visit Austin, got an interview the day I got there, hired the next day. Don't know how the market has changed since then.

My story is similar. I had to come down and interview with temp agencies in person for them to take me seriously. I had even tried the "use an Austin friend's address on my resume" but when they looked at LinkedIn, they could tell that I had no Austin experience. Luckily I did come down and get a job, went home and packed. It can be done.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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If you know for sure you are moving to Austin, change your LinkedIn to Austin and flip the looking for a job tag.
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