I want to move to a new area for non-work reasons and am looking at jobs there. I have enough saved up that I could afford to pay my own moving expenses, but of course it would be better to get some help and not deplete my savings.
When a job listing does not mention relocation one way or another, should I explicitly mention that I can fund it myself in my cover letter?
I'm asking because I've read some sample cover letters which include a line to that effect - usually the scenario is moving with a spouse who is getting relocated too, so the writer wouldn't need more assistance, but that's not applicable to my situation. I don't want to deter potential employers from considering me at all if they don't offer relocation -- but I also don't want the hiring manager to read it and say "oh great, we won't even offer!" and lose out. Or would it be bad form to mention self-funding in the cover letter, but still ask about assistance if I got an offer?