How to handle applying for out-of-state jobs
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I am applying for a job out of state for next year. I grew up in that state and want to relocate there; I’m hoping to have a job by the time next September rolls around.
So my question is, do I mention anything about relocating in my cover letter? My fear is that if I do, the powers that be may just toss me out automatically, as interviewing or hiring someone from out of state could be fraught with problems. But if I don’t mention it, they may not even notice my mailing address and go ahead and call me in for an interview. On the other hand, they might like me even if they know I’m out of state, but might find it odd that I am applying from another state and not even mention anything about relocating.
What do you think?
I would love to hear some advice from someone who has done this, because I am in the exact same situation.
I applied for a job out of state. At the time I applied for a job in Missouri and was living in Kentucky for grad school. Before that I had lived my entire life in New York. I was never asked about it. Infact I wasn’t asked until after I got the job and that was because of my thick NY accent.
I would not stress at all about it. People move all the time.
I grew up and went to college in a different state than the one I have spent my career teaching in. It was a 270 mile relocation for me. Most employers will look at good candidates rather than where that person currently lives.
I relocated across country and it was not a problem. I mentioned in my cover that my family was relocating for my husband’s job and it did not seem to impact me in the application/interview process. However, I would definitely work on getting a teaching license in the state you are applying in because they will take you more seriously knowing that you are paying for it, taking tests, etc. Good luck!
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