Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Applying for jobs out of state is sometimes a difficult task to take on. There are a couple of things to consider when trying to land a position somewhere that you don’t currently reside. As Verizon and HP have mentioned, be sure to include both your temporary and permanent address on your resume. You may also want to consider first applying for an internship; some companies find it easier to hire an out-of-state intern rather that a full-time employee. You can also mention your desire to find employment in a particular location within the objective portion of your resume (i.e. “Seeking to find an Accounting role in New York, NY upon graduation.”) If you submit a cover letter, make it known that you’re planning to move back to said location and provide an estimated time frame if possible, this will let employers know that you don’t expect them to pay relocation assistance. Always remember the importance of networking when it comes to finding a position, link to employees where you’re hoping to be. Good luck!