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Do employer's HR departments automatically overlook out-of-State applicants?

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June 16, 2019 / By Angell
Question: I'm in NYC but wish to apply for a jon in my home city back in the Midwest. Should I put my parent's (who live there) address or is my current info fine? I heard that some employers exonerate out of State people automatically.
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Willie Willie | 4 days ago
write a good cover letter explaining why you want to move back to the midwest and include a detailed plan with exact dates for you moving back. a lot of employers are going to be wary of out-of-state applicants because sometimes they'll put in an application, get hired and then won't be able to show up for the date they said they could start working.... be specific, be up-front and honest with your intention to move and be sure to say that you need this job in order to achieve your goal, relocation. also, if you can apply in person it helps to impress on the employer how serious you truly are.
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Willie Originally Answered: Do states usually require applicants for government jobs (e.g. park ranger) to be residents of that state?
Generally speaking, I haven't seen this restriction. However, as was mentioned, you'd have to be willing to cover your own relocation expenses. One thing you might wish to mention in a cover letter is that you are hoping to move to (state) and are willing to relocate. I've noticed that sometimes it can be difficult to even get the interview when you're out of state, because the interviewers assume you won't be willing to pay those costs. Make it subtly clear that you will!

Sebastian Sebastian
I think a lot of employers do overlook out of state applicants. Which is a little ridiculous if you ask me. If someone goes to the trouble of finding out if a job they are qualified for exists in area they want to relocate to, it's a little crazy to disregard an application because you might need to make a long distance call or schedule and conduct your interveiw a bit differently. Either way, if I were you I'd use a local address for a local job. The other thing you might consider, since you are unable to speak to someone physically is calling your prospective employer's hr office on a weekly basis. It's amazing what an hr dept will do when you demonstrate consistent polite interest.
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Nehemiah Nehemiah
They definitely do overlook them. I have tried applying for out of state jobs many times and have had absolutely no luck whatsoever. The only time employers even consider an out of state employee is for something like a very high paying job. I have gotten jobs just over the border of the state in another state, but if the distance is too far, employers just throw your resume in the garbage. Trust me on this one. Especially in hard economic times like these, they won't even consider in state or in city applicants. Employers just aren't hiring now.
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Kiaran Kiaran
A number of companies will not review resumes from people out of state due to relocation issues. Some job applicants want relocation assistance, and the time it takes for someone to move to an area makes it unattractive in a lot of cases. (Time for you to move back to the area, furniture to arrive, go find a place to live, get utilities turned on, etc. means time missed from work during the training period) Your best bet is to move back the area you want to live in then find a job once you are settled in. That way you won't have to miss work so much to take care of all this stuff and you will be able to find a job easier.
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Huey Huey
I don't think exonerate is the word you're looking for. Sometimes businesses do pass over non-locals, even when there is only a river separating cities/states. I don't think it would hurt to put ma and pa's add and ph # down if they don't care.
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Huey Originally Answered: How to get state employer tax id number?
go back to the Secretary of State's Office. They should be able to provide you with the necessary application or direct you to the appropriate office.

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