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How To Change Your Resume When Relocating

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Dear Experts,

I am currently in Miami working a temp position that will end in 3 weeks.

I am going to relocate back to New York to live with my family, but would like to start applying to jobs there ASAP. When I forward my resume, it will still say I live/work in Miami. Should I put an end date on my current job on my resume?

Will it hurt my chances of anyone calling me? How should you change your resume when relocating?

Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:

Q#395 The holiday card will seem “over the top”. You did the right thing with the thank you note. I’d call in the new year. (@gradversity)

Q#395 Next to NY address put (as of DATE) to show you’re relocating, also email & phone you answer fast. (@juliaerickson)

Q#395 If you are worried about it, why not try using your family address in New York instead? (@gradversity)

Q#395 If I was in your shoes, I’d just put a NY address. You’ll be there to interview if necessary. No prob. (@beneubanks)

Q#395 Write “Relocating to New York at own expense” in bold right under address. (@louise_fletcher)

Q#395 Put NYC address/ Explain relocation if you get call – hopefully they’ll do phone interview. (@jtodonnell)

Q#395 List NY Address; put end date 4 temp job people will know u are local. U will b able to s/u interviews in that time. (@DebraWheatman)

Q#395 Use NY address. Keep date as “present” until you finish job. Address both in cover letter. (@teenarose)

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