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Long Distance Application

By dschoedel ·
I have been looking for work in the area that I live in, Harrisburg PA. The problem is that there are no that many jobs in this area, so I have decided to turn my attention elsewhere. My concern is that employers will be less likely to offer me an interview than a local candidate. Cna anyone offer me a suggestion as to how to crack into these markets like Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia.

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Blame the economy

by timwalsh In reply to Long Distance Application

Given the state of today's economy and job market, your dilemma may go deeper than just the interview. Because of budget cuts, many employers are no longer reimbursing relocation expenses. Since most people looking for jobs don't have the money available to be be able to pay for their own relocation, and since most employers realize this, they tend to immediately discard any job-seekers from outside the local area.

2 things that might help:
1. In your resume, state your willingness to relocate (haven't looked at a map, but I'm assuming the Harrisburg is far enough away from either location to rule out commuting).
2. Be prepared to finance part or all of your relocation expenses.

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