Applying Out-of-State?

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  1. FT2012

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    I'm moving to a new state in a few weeks and I've been applying for jobs in my new area. No one has called me back yet and I'm wondering if its because I'm using my current address in my home state. In all my cover letters, I mention quickly that I am relocating to the area this summer and am seeking employment. But, I wonder if this is a turn-off for some principals.

    I don't have a place to live yet, but I will be visiting the area in about three weeks and signing a lease. However, I have relatives in this state. I was thinking about using their home address (I have their permission) until I get something permanent.

    Does that sound like a good idea?
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Do you have a teaching license in the state you're moving to?
     
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    I'm in the process of obtaining one. My move was very sudden and not planned, so I'm trying to get everything done as quickly as possible.
     
  5. berlin

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    Do you know anyone in the new state? My biggest suggestion would be to use their address on your resume, applications, etc. What about a PO box? I'm not sure how that would look but it might help. I am in the process of moving back to my home state and have been using my parent's address (where I will be living until I find my own place) and it seems to be paying off. However when I moved to the state I'm in now, it was very difficult to get interviews without an in-state address.
     
  6. TryingToTeach11

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    Use an in-state address if at all possible. I've heard that sometimes Ps use it as an initial way to narrow down the hundreds of candidates.

    I found that when I applied out-of-state it helped to write in my email that I would be in town and available the two following weeks. I received many more responses to set up interviews when they had set dates.
     
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    I think it is okay to use your relatives address, but they may want to see that you already have a teaching certificate.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    A current certification/license and an in state address will make you more competitive. I met someone this week who has been applying in NJ ith no success...he was quite surprised to find my state now has a requirement that new public employees MUST live in state.:eek:hmy:
     
  9. TryingToTeach11

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    As long as you can get an interview you can explain that you are in the middle of working towards your certification and living situation. I don't think it's a deal breaker but its d important you get it asap
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
  11. chasisaac

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    I tried looking in a few states. Very little success. One interview with over 100 apps over three states.

    I had testing done.
    And "started" to apply as much as I could without spending money.

    The fingerprinting is the killer on time.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    Quite a few states are now requiring their public school teachers to reside in said-state. If you have an in state address, definitely use it to your advantage! Like 'czacza' said, NJ is an example where districts won't even consider out of state applicants.
     
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    Do you have a current job on your resume? For example, I am not leaving my position (teaching OR my PT retail job) until I secure a new job. Therefore, I can't use my parents address and still work here in NC. It doesn't add up. I do put my parents address as my 'permanent address' and my current address as my 'temporary address' in systems like Applitrack that allow it.

    An out of state address didn't hurt me when I moved to NC.
     

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