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Old 08-07-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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I forgot (and don't think anyone else has mentioned it, either) remember to register to vote at your new location as soon as you can; I think you can often do so when you get a new license.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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I was reading somewhere that some people don't hire some applicants just because they are out-of-state...is this generally true, or maybe more depends on the company? I can see how they wouldn't want to pay any relocation costs that makes sense, but I certainly plan on taking care of that myself. I just really don't have any desire to move without guaranteed employment, that is just way too stressful and ignorant in my personal opinion.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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I was reading somewhere that some people don't hire some applicants just because they are out-of-state...is this generally true, or maybe more depends on the company? I can see how they wouldn't want to pay any relocation costs that makes sense, but I certainly plan on taking care of that myself. I just really don't have any desire to move without guaranteed employment, that is just way too stressful and ignorant in my personal opinion.
A lot of companies only look locally when they are hiring when they know that they have a large pool of qualified workers that are already settled where the employment is located. In your cover letter you can get around that by saying something like "I am relocating to (name of city) on/in (date or month) and would be appreciate being considered for this position" This lets the employer know that you you have already committed to the move and that the moving costs will be at your expense. Some companies will still offer some moving expense money but remember that its usually paid in the second or third pay cycle AFTER you have arrived (and remember...it IS taxed!). Companies will usually pay moving expense when its to fill a position that requires unusual or very specific skills that they expect will require them to look outside their local area to fill. Its an incentive to interest qualified candidates in applying.
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