Update Your Resume When Looking for Work Out-of-State

adding out of state work to your resume

With millions of Americans looking for work, job seekers may want to considerrelocation as an option in order to find employment in their field. These candidates need to stress to a potential employer their willingness to move on their resume and cover letter to show that being out-of-state is not a roadblock when being considered for a position.

Resume expert and personal brand strategist Jessica Holbrook Hernandez said that hiring managers often will not consider an out-of-state candidate so it’s a good idea for job seekers to make a note on their resume that they are willing to relocate, as well as highlight their ability to build important industry contacts beyond state borders.

Hernandez also suggested that out-of-state candidates make sure their resume underscores the basics including industry-related keywords along with a relevant career summary, while at the same time showing they are eager to start work in a new environment. These extra steps could help out-of-state candidates stand out against the competition.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 14 million people unemployed in the U.S. as of August 2011.

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