Questions about moving one's residency for a job.

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How can I get hiring managers to take cost of living into account when they ask for my current salary? [duplicate]

I am working in my home town, which is a small city as a developer, and say that my current salary is around $2000. I was applying in the capital for the same position, but this time I am asking for ...
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Re-Payment of Advanced Relocation Expenses [closed]

I signed an Agreement for Repayment of Advanced Relocation Expenses with a company in Virginia, USA. The agreement states that I have to repay the total amount my company incurred by my company in ...
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I have a job offer but have to relocate. I have absolutely no money and nothing left. How can I get to the new city? [closed]

I have a job offer but have to relocate. I have absolutely no money and nothing left. I do have a car but job is 700 miles. I asked for relocation loan from employer but was told they don't do that. ...
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Negotiating relocation compensation after starting work

I live in a major UK city, and accepted a graduate job offer from a company in a tiny town 25 miles away. As it is a graduate job, I thought relocation packages are not normally offered and didn't ...
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Should I ask for relocation or a sign-on bonus to cover moving expenses?

I am considering a new (IT) job that would involve relocating to a different state and would like the company to help with the relocating costs. Is there any difference between them paying for a ...
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How to reply to a HR email asking for eligibility to work in the UK? [closed]

I applied for a job yesterday using LinkedIn from Pakistan to UK. Now I got a reply from their HR Manager saying: Good Morning, Thank you for your recent application, please can you confirm ...
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Is it typical for an employer to pay to break a new employee's lease if they need to relocate?

I have six more months on my apartment lease. In order to terminate it I would need to pay off the remaining balance- something like $9,000! I'm starting to look for a job. Would it be typical (or at ...
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How do I find work in another city, without leaving my current job?

The city I live in, while a great place to live, doesn't have great employment opportunities for my industry. I'm looking at upping and moving to a larger city (in a different country, though for ...
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How do I bring up that I got a better job offer to my new current employer?

Less than a month ago I was unemployed. I put out a bunch of applications and I landed on a local job that had me start right away. The pay was a lot less than I had anticipated but did it anyway ...
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Should I give a reason for relocation in the application?

I want to move to a different country (also different continent) because my girlfriend will go to university there. Because the distance is quite large, I am wondering how I can explain my interest in ...
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What does a job posting that mentions “relocation offered” mean?

Recently I have come across a lot of job postings that are marked as "relocation offered". I wonder that for those that don't have "Relocation Offered", does that mean that they won't accept ...
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Mention spouse in international interviewing

I've started interviewing abroad (United States so far, but applications exist for other countries as well), and I'm curious about the protocol for dealing with my common-law spouse. Should I mention ...
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How can I turn down a promotion gracefully?

I am about to be offered a very large promotion, but it would require me to relocate which I don't want to do. I will hear out the offer, but am almost sure I will end up turning it down. When doing ...
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Why shouldn't I resign when I haven't secured another job?

Most conventional wisdom states that, when switching jobs, you should keep your current job until you have a new job offer. However, I find that I would really like to leave sooner rather than later, ...
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Declining entertainment at an off-site interview - could it put an offer in jeopardy?

This is a case where a software developer is interviewing for a position requiring relocation to a city a couple of thousand miles from home. The host company is planning off-hours entertainment. ...
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Applying for a job in a new state, what preparations should I make during/after accepting an offer [closed]

I recently decided to send my resume out to a couple of my "dream" jobs. One has responded so far, and after a great first call, I am scheduled to speak with their hiring manager in the coming days. I ...
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Should I ask for relocation reimbursement just after joining?

Soon I would be relocating to a new place. As per the company offer letter I am eligible for relocation allowance. For sake of currency conversion, I want that my company pays me the amount just after ...
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How can I minimize the impact of changing jobs after a year?

I've recently become engaged (like a week ago). My fiancee lives in a different state than I do, and I have an easier career path in her city than she does in my city. She also just started a new job ...
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Applying for jobs in other states

I am a new immigrant with technical background and I am currently looking for a job as my first job in US. My problem is that I currently live in a small town in the South, where jobs in my field are ...
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Talk about expected graduation date on cover letter?

With an expected graduation from a master's program in 7 months, I recently started the process of applying for jobs and submitting my resume to companies for full-time and hopefully long-term ...
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How can I best indicate my desire to relocate to another part of the country?

I'm a US citizen trying to relocate to another part of the US. Right now, I'm using my current address on all my job applications and also my resume. I've read online that applying out-of-state can ...
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Applying for jobs out of province?

I have been trying to relocate from one province to another. Currently, I am vacationing in the province I would like to work in and I have received an email from a job application I sent out. The ...
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When does 'college attended' matter less?

I went to a relatively small college for undergrad. I graduated magna cum laude there and was one of the top students in my program. The problem is that while the school is pretty well known in the ...
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How can I use my LinkedIn profile to find employment in another location? [closed]

I've been getting really a lot of LinkedIn profile views, invites from recruiters, etc. However, all of them come from my current location in Europe. Thing is I'd like to move overseas, to US west ...
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When applying for jobs, how important is it to live in the city you want to work in?

I am currently job hunting for jobs on the West Coast from my residence in the Midwest. Would I have a better chance of getting a job if I moved to Seattle (where I want to work) than I would applying ...
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What can relocation assistance entail?

I have received an offer for a company, and on the company website, it says they provide relocation assistance under the benefits section. When I received the job offer, he never mentioned relocation ...
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Moving - when should I start looking for a new job?

I live in one of the EU countries and in about 6 months me and my girlfriend are planning on moving to London. I am a software developer. I was planning on getting a job before we actually move there, ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to work in a different location than the one I was given a job offer for?

I am soon to be a new college grad and have a few offers I'm considering, one seems to be a bit better than the others and I am considering accepting. The only problem is, I have a job offer to ...
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How do I make myself more attractive to out-of-town employers?

I live in Ohio, but there are hardly any good software companies here. Almost everyone here are large corporations doing Java or .NET. I've been sending resume's to various places over the past 5 ...