A reader sent me this question related to a very common issue:
I just read the article 22 Secrets HR Won’t Tell You About Getting a Job on Yahoo! and I’d like to know your thoughts about finding a job in another state. I currently live in Chicago and am looking for work in South Florida.
When sending my cover letter / resume, I go back and forth between including my current address or my future address. Sometimes, I’m reluctant to put down my current address because HR managers might be hesitant to hire or even interviewing out of state candidates. But I don’t want to be perceived as misleading by putting my future address while I’m still currently employed in another city.
First of all, thank you so much for checking out the “22 Secrets” piece. It was a fun interview!
I know trying to figure out what address to put on a resume can be tough – where you are right now or the city you’re moving to. Keep in mind how you would reply if you got a call from a recruiter for an interview. It would be difficult to tell a company they have to wait a couple weeks for you to book a flight and come down to Florida.
Any other advice you can give this reader? What address would you list on your resume if you were moving?