Sometimes work can take you all over the place but if you’re interested in applying for jobs out of province or country, there are some things you should know.
Employers care if you live out of province.
If an employer sees an address on a resume different from the location of the position it’s a red flag.
1.) They think you’ve applied for the job by mistake
2.) They think that even if you intended on applying for the job, you might not be committed to picking up and moving across the country.
If your looking to go the honest route, contact the employer and tell them your situation. This will give you an opportunity to talk to the employer about the position also.
You may also indicate to the employer in the cover letter that you are prepared to move if offered the position.
But if you’re looking to be a bit sneakier, you might try finding an address in the area. If you’re applying to a job in Newfoundland and you’re living in Ontario, try locating an address in the area and using it on your resume. If you have friends or family in the area, ask them if you can use their address and phone number. The local area code is necessary in pulling this off. Putting a Newfoundland address with a 647 area code won’t fool anyone.
For more information, come in and talk to a career counselor.