Looking to move home | Chicago to SF
February 5, 2014 9:24 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to move back to the bay area after about 7 years away. What's the best way to go about this and find a job?
posted by Carillon to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I currently work in Chicago on a contract for a company mostly based in Silicon Valley. My contract will be up soon and we were told they won't be able to renew or convert at the Chicago location. Given that I figured it would be the best chance I had to move back to the bay area which has been a long term goal of mine.
I'm looking to start applying for jobs but was curious how the best way to go about that would be. My fear is that they'll see a Chicago address and not be interested in moving forward, either for fear of relocation costs or for fear that I'll back out of the move. I can put my parents address down as a SF location, but obviously I don't want to give the impression I'm 100% local and can interview at the drop of a hat either.
(In terms of relocation, it'd be nice if there were benefits, so while I'm not expecting to get relocation assistance, if it is available I don't want to pass it up.)
Is there a good way to approach this from a resume/cover letter stand point? Does anyone else have any experience or advice for me going forward?