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.