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January 31, 2012 2:22 PM Subscribe
How can I convince employers to consider me equally favorably even though I'm not a local candidate?
posted by anonymous to work & money (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm applying for a dream job in Los Angeles. I currently live in New York, but I'm ready to go live someplace else and I'd be happy to live in LA (been there, have friends there, love the weather, the ocean, the proximity to other fun things on the West Coast).
The application guidelines state that I must have (and explain) a "compelling" reason to be in LA. I'm not sure what this means, and how it should be addressed. I feel like saying LA is a great city and I'm ready for a relocation isn't enough, but what else might they be looking for?
Also, responders, if you are responsible for hiring people, what makes you like local candidates better? How can a non-local candidate reassure you that they want to be in your location?