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#1 Aug 21 2011 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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So my husband may have found a place in HI. I'm worried that, as I send my résumés out, people see my TN address and don't even bother to read my cover letter. Is it bad to put the place where my husband is staying on my resume and cover letter if I'm technically not living there right now? I feel like that's lying, and I don't want to **** off potential employers.

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#2 Aug 21 2011 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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Hmmm...

On the one hand, it'll probably become an issue if you aren't going to be out there. If they are looking to fill a job, they'll likely want to meet you in person. Skype and phone interviews only go so far.

That said, I don't think they'll care about your address. If you are worried, you might want to just make a note on the resume that you will be soon be moving to <insert island>, though preferably not in those words. If you have an actual date, it would be better--you could just list your current address until <insert date>.

That said, if it was me, I wouldn't worry. Anyone who finds you interesting is going to call/email you anyway, imo. Honestly, I doubt you'd have an issue unless they started to get serious about considering you but you still hadn't moved/found a place/whatever.
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#3 Aug 21 2011 at 1:59 PM Rating: Good
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Hmmm...

On the one hand, it'll probably become an issue if you aren't going to be out there. If they are looking to fill a job, they'll likely want to meet you in person. Skype and phone interviews only go so far.

That said, I don't think they'll care about your address. If you are worried, you might want to just make a note on the resume that you will be soon be moving to <insert island>, though preferably not in those words. If you have an actual date, it would be better--you could just list your current address until <insert date>.

That said, if it was me, I wouldn't worry. Anyone who finds you interesting is going to call/email you anyway, imo. Honestly, I doubt you'd have an issue unless they started to get serious about considering you but you still hadn't moved/found a place/whatever.


I do put in he cover letter that I'm planning on going as soon as I can, but I worry they don't get that far.

One person sent me an email back saying they'd like to interview me and when would I be there. I emailed back asking for a phone interview first and they never replied. Smiley: frown
#4 Aug 21 2011 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
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A phone interview is going to be a deal breaker for some employers, since it requires them to sacrifice the ability to read your body language. And that's a massive part of human interaction...
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#5 Aug 21 2011 at 6:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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The job market right now is so saturated that many recruiters do not have to bend over backwards to find qualified people. Unfortunately, that works against you. I would keep the TN address in your resume with a note that you are relocating on <date> to the HI address. You don't want to say that you're actually in Hawaii when you're not.

#6 Aug 21 2011 at 7:44 PM Rating: Excellent
I'd just include those details in the cover letter.
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#7 Aug 21 2011 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're dealing with a national or international business, you should be ok. General rule for anything local is to ignore anything coming from the mainland, it's just too much of a hassle.
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Raolan wrote:
If you're dealing with a national or international business, you should be ok. General rule for anything local is to ignore anything coming from the mainland, it's just too much of a hassle.


This is what I'm worried about.

I have included the details in my cover letter. I make sure to inform them that my husband was relocated, is already on the island, and that I want to move there ASAP. But I don't think they get that far once they see my return address.
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Belkira the Tulip wrote:
Raolan wrote:
If you're dealing with a national or international business, you should be ok. General rule for anything local is to ignore anything coming from the mainland, it's just too much of a hassle.


This is what I'm worried about.

I have included the details in my cover letter. I make sure to inform them that my husband was relocated, is already on the island, and that I want to move there ASAP. But I don't think they get that far once they see my return address.


I can't say since I don't work for the company you're applying for. Generally speaking, if the address or area code of the phone number isn't local, it's ignored. There are too many scams coming from the mainland and too many people looking for a company that is willing to pay for relocation.

If you have a cell phone, get your husband to get you a local number. Then once he has the place, put down the HI address. If it's questioned, just let them know you already have a place and you're just stateside until you get your house sold.

It may raise a few questions, but at least you'll be given the chance to explain.
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Raolan wrote:
Belkira the Tulip wrote:
Raolan wrote:
If you're dealing with a national or international business, you should be ok. General rule for anything local is to ignore anything coming from the mainland, it's just too much of a hassle.


This is what I'm worried about.

I have included the details in my cover letter. I make sure to inform them that my husband was relocated, is already on the island, and that I want to move there ASAP. But I don't think they get that far once they see my return address.


I can't say since I don't work for the company you're applying for. Generally speaking, if the address or area code of the phone number isn't local, it's ignored. There are too many scams coming from the mainland and too many people looking for a company that is willing to pay for relocation.

If you have a cell phone, get your husband to get you a local number. Then once he has the place, put down the HI address. If it's questioned, just let them know you already have a place and you're just stateside until you get your house sold.

It may raise a few questions, but at least you'll be given the chance to explain.


I agree. In my limited experience, it's all about getting a foot in the door. With applications, I've always felt that getting to the point where they're communicating back with you is **** near half the battle. Secure that initial interest, and then explain your position.
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#11 Aug 22 2011 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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I'd use your husbands local address if you'd be willing to show up in person for an interview.

It wouldn't do for you to use a local address and then request a telephone interview from where ever you currently are.

I did a phone interview - with the same organization I work for now. It sucked - it was very awkward. I didn't get the job. Fortunately a similar position opened up not long after. I flew from MN to ME for an interview for an entry-level Geologist position. It paid off I guess as I got the job.
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Why not put both addresses on the resume? If they're really interested, they'll ask which one is correct, at which point you'll have their attention for your explanation.
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Raolan wrote:
I can't say since I don't work for the company you're applying for. Generally speaking, if the address or area code of the phone number isn't local, it's ignored. There are too many scams coming from the mainland and too many people looking for a company that is willing to pay for relocation.

If you have a cell phone, get your husband to get you a local number. Then once he has the place, put down the HI address. If it's questioned, just let them know you already have a place and you're just stateside until you get your house sold.

It may raise a few questions, but at least you'll be given the chance to explain.


Thanks. I'll have to do that.

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I'd use your husbands local address if you'd be willing to show up in person for an interview.

It wouldn't do for you to use a local address and then request a telephone interview from where ever you currently are.


True. With enough notice, I can show up for an interview. I actually have a trip scheduled in mid-September, so I'm thinking of applying to a bunch of places and putting down that I'll be in the area on these dates.
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Iamadam the Malefic wrote:
Why not put both addresses on the resume? If they're really interested, they'll ask which one is correct, at which point you'll have their attention for your explanation.


A lot of locals here don't like non locals, so including a stateside address is asking for the resume to be shredded. Since so many scams come from the mainland, they have a valid excuse for not even giving the resume the time of day.
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I don't have any advice to give... but good luck!

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Raolan wrote:
Iamadam the Malefic wrote:
Why not put both addresses on the resume? If they're really interested, they'll ask which one is correct, at which point you'll have their attention for your explanation.


A lot of locals here don't like non locals, so including a stateside address is asking for the resume to be shredded. Since so many scams come from the mainland, they have a valid excuse for not even giving the resume the time of day.


Looking on the bright side, if a place shreds your resume because you're not local you probably wouldn't have a positive working experience there anyway. Smiley: smile
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It's fun watching him try to hide his jealousy over knowing he'll never be wanted.
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It's fun watching him try to hide his jealousy over knowing he'll never be wanted.


Wha...? Smiley: confused
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Apparently the post I was commenting on has vanished.
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Apparently the post I was commenting on has vanished.


Ah. For a moment I thought you were implying that I was a man, and I'd never find a job because no one wanted me. Smiley: frown
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