Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Appearing to be local


C-Cube Career, Coaching and Consulting’s Kevin Tucker has some advice on how to handle apply for a job at a distant location.

Don’t use a local address or deceive, but do make it clear that you are coming there and will be local—this saves the company money. Not all firms have relocation funds.

Show your value. Don’t belabor the location issue.

On your resume, you could write “Transitioning to” wherever the place is. Don’t use a friend’s address.

Or maybe you could get a cell account in the area code of the place and use that number.

We had a (310) area code all the while we were screenwriting—although we never claimed to live in LA.

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