The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

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By Debra Berkowitz McCraw

“I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL

It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search.

The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is possible to prove that you are a candidate worth considering, regardless of where you live.

Goodwill Industries International shares advice in their Career and Financial Advice Blog.

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