Feb 20, 2020 - 01:18 PM
The way to get a job in a city that you want to move to without physically being there is to invite yourself until you get invited. What that means is, don’t preemptively exclude yourself from roles for which you are highly qualified, especially those where you plan to relocate. Apply as you normally would, and use your cover letter to discuss your relocation plans.
For some roles, the job advertisement will state explicitly, ""local candidates only."" It’s best to avoid wasting your time on those openings unless you are an absolutely perfect match and want to try your luck.
Otherwise, the general way to approach an out of town job search is to quickly get past the application screening phase, calling as little attention as possible to your current location. Some experts advise including only your name, contact information (phone number and email address), and online profile in your resume header. Address the details of your relocation plans after you have made contact with a recruiter, and both of you agree that your continuing as a candidate is worthwhile.
Good candidates are hard enough for employers to find, let alone near-perfect matches. If you are the right person for the job, the employer will do what they can on their end to bring you in. Do your part to meet them halfway.