Aug 22, 2018 - 07:42 PM
First things first, make sure you have a good understanding of the standard cover letter format before you begin writing your letter. Secondly, the answer to your question is no. You should never include false information on your cover letter, resume, or any other part of your application. This applies to contact information just as much as your abilities or experiences. Being found in a lie will severely hurt your chances.
Of course, you should only apply for the job if you are willing to relocate. Employers can assume that your application is a sign of your willingness. If they are not sure, they can simply ask to confirm. If you are very worried about this aspect, mentioning your willingness to relocate in your cover letter is not unusual.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:42 PM
If you’re in a high-demand profession, such as technology, then employers will probably have already factored in a potential move into their recruiting costs. If, however, you’re applying for an entry-level job or seeking a job in a high-demand area, you can let the employer know that you are willing to shoulder the costs of a move by stating that you are already planning on moving to the area, or that perhaps you have family in the area (if that’s the case). That way, the employer won’t be nervous about you asking for moving expenses or feel like you might quit after six months because you don’t like the commute or had no idea about the cost of living. If you’re worried that such statements will still get you eliminated, don’t include an address and instead, post a link to your website and LinkedIn page. Also, list your email address.