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Your Questions About Apartment Address On Resume

October 15, 2012

Laura asks…

True or false. Employers are NOT the least bit interested in job applicants from out of state.?

I like to call this “address discrimination”. An employer advertising a job opening in Chicago probably won’t even consider someone who has a Seattle address on their resume (regardless of how qualified the applicant may be). Plus, someone from the south may not like someone from the north, etc.,

Is this fair to say?

There’s another form of discrimination called “P.O. Box Discrimination”. This means when employers see a post-office box address on a resume or electronic job application, they are FAR less likely to consider that candidate because they believe he/she is newly relocated and has yet to find a house or apartment, or, maybe doesn’t even live in the employer’s home state and has just set up a post office box there to try and pass himself/herself off as a resident. This happened to me before and I lived to regret it.

Note to job-seekers: all of this may seem unfair, but don’t let it get you down. Many H.R. people are very unethical…it’s not you, it’s them.
I just want to add: this is probably less of a factor with high-demand jobs such as nursing or physicians. If a registered nurse in Maine was applying for a job in Honolulu, the hospital or health clinic would probably fly her in on a private jet.

Administrator answers:

There may be isolated instances of what you say, but to generalize is not true.

I myself was hired from almost halfway across the US. And I know several friends who have similar experiences, too.

A new guy joined our group last week; he was hired all the way from Chicago to San Diego. They even flew him in for interview and house-hunting.

If you have very unique qualifications, an employer will take you no matter where you come from. If you were an expert in Blackbody Radiation analysis, for example.

Chris asks…

Should I move from Chicago to San Diego?

I just recently graduated from college and I find myself miserable here in Chicago for a number of reasons. It has been my dream to live in San Diego ever since I could remember. Someone I know who lives there suggested coming out there for a couple months to job search/interview, etc. I have the funds to do so. My best friend here in Chicago also has the funds to do so and wants to come along, so I would have a trusting roommate! We are planning on signing a 6 month lease and paying our rent in advance. If all goes well and we find jobs good enough to pay the bills, we will stay! I’ve heard it will be easier to find a job by being physically there rather than applying online from across the country. I’ve also heard that when companies see a resume with an address from another state they often pass it up. We both have degrees and are very personable. We would be willing to take the first job offered to make $$ while we continue to look for something that we really want. We are really laid back and don’t care how small our apartment is. We just want to enjoy the beach and San Diego culture. Worth a try? Comments? Advice?

Administrator answers:

First off, know that San Diego may no longer be quite like you remember when you dreamed about moving there. California as a whole is in deep trouble, with some of the worst unemployment in the country, and many of the lingering consequences of housing bubbles — some of the worst of which were in San Diego. The city is also increasingly turning into another L.A. — overbuilt, congested, etc., and losing its innocent charm because of so many outsiders moving in in recent years and not really assimilating. You’re also going to find it more expensive than you’re used to, and you are likely to find a lot of locals not too pleased with people like you moving in from elsewhere “just because.” Chicago in particular has had way too many people show up, frankly, as is apparent when the Cubs come into town.

Yes, it’s generally easier to be someplace physically but it’s no guarantee. If you’re fresh out of college, you’re also going to be competing for jobs with all the other grads fresh out who know the town better and have been networking for several years. You’re also potentially looking at an apartment not so close to the beach culture you want to enjoy — those tend to be pretty popular and get grabbed up.

Anyway, you can try, but don’t be surprised if you end up doing something like waiting tables. A lot could depend on where you went to college and what your degree was in. Something like technology or accounting and you might have decent odds of finding something you’re content with. Something like drama or history and you could find yourself on an extended vacation and that’s about it. And for what it’s worth, after many years, I’ve surprisingly known people finally picking up from San Diego and moving places like… Chicago. They’re happier there, too.

John asks…

Uk Spouse Visa – opinions please?

Hi… I will be submitting the following list of documents for my UK Spouse Visa Application to settle in UK with my husband. We been married nearly 5 yrs. I would just like some opinions/advice on whether you think my application documents are ok and if you think I have any chance of a visa… thanks in advance!

My Uk Spouse Visa Documents:

Application
Our Passports
Our Birth Cert’s
My Passport Size Photo
Sponsor Letter of Intent
My Letter of Intent
Relationship/Marriage:
Marriage Cert
Wedding Invitation Card
Rings Reciepts
Dinner Menu
Emails
20-30 Pic’s (B4 & After Marriage)
Accomodation:
Tenancy Agreements (2)
Landlord Letter
Rent Reciepts
All other Apartment Related Papers
Letters addressed to me & him
My Bank Account Letters
Bills
Employment:
Letter from Employer
Letter from Accountant
Payslips (atleast 3)
Letter from Previous Job
P45 from Previous Job

Other:
Overstay Apology Letter
Refusal Notice Papers from LHR
Budget showing 105.95 left/wk
Life in the Uk Test Cert.
Provisional Driving License
NHS Medical Card
My CV/Resume
Jobs/College interests

My husband is earning 1300/Monthly (GB Pounds) and with all bills, rent and council tax payed he has 600 left over. Makes it 150 left over each week. I think the requirement is 100.95 left over each week, so I’m thinking we are ok since it’s over that…?

Visa or no visa? What do you think? I would love some feedback before I send it off! Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Honestly, I don’t know much about UK Spouse visa – but I imagine the process is very similar to the US system.

The key bit is normally the application form. Make sure that no question has been left blank – if there are any that don’t apply put “NA” or “None”. The other key area is to be truthful throughout. The immigration guys see so many applications that they will know whether any photo / receipt / letter has been made up or not. They’ll also know if an answer to a question has been made up because those things stand out to them (I notice you have an overstay apology letter, which implies that you have tried to be truthful).

I think it’s important to prove that you have enough money to live in the UK (and in the recession, boy will you need it), that you know the person you are living with (that is, you haven’t just found them on the internet) – your photos do that…. You probably don’t need so many (I was told that the most convincing are ones that are un-posed), and that you won’t be relying on government benefits to live in the UK (the fact that you have a job proves that you are employable).

Most of all, if you are convinced that there is nothing that should stop you living with your husband, then there probably isn’t anything that should stop you being with your husband. Good luck!

P.S. Applications like this will never take the length of time you think they well. You will become an expert in waiting.

Sharon asks…

Moving from Pennsylvania to Florida?

Hello I live in Pittsburgh PA and my boyfriend and I visited Orlando Florida we fell in love so we were looking at a few apartments and we could afford one with us 2 but I would need a job and I have been putting my applications but I don’t get call backs and I think I don’t get the call back because I have a Pittsburgh address on my resume.

And ideas or help would be very thoughtful :)

Thank you

Administrator answers:

That’s not the problem. The problem is that there are hundreds to thousands of applicants for each job. It’s not you, the hr people are swamped with resumes and can choose from some very experienced qualified applicants. You can try calling them or emailing and ask if having a FL address would make a difference. What happens if you move there and still don’t get hired? There are 1000′s of job openings in FL but 955,000 unemployed there already with more unemployed showing up every day.

Please be cautious. I’ve seen too many couples and families move to FL under less than ideal circumstances, only to have relationships break up under the stress of lack of money and move back home broke.

William asks…

is this ad legit? I really need a job?

I saw this ad on craigslist so I sent them my resume online. I really need a CNA job but I’m not sure if this is legit…please help

Dear Applicant,
I have received your resume message. My Sister will be coming from
(Colton,CA) and she will be moving on 15th of April. she is 22 Years
of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. she speaks English fluently.We really need
you to be honest and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are
below.

- You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.
- You will be earning $420 per week of handling this work properly.
- You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to
drive, you will hire a car.
– Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so that we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 10 miles will not be too far for
you.

Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.
So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City ,State and Zip Code
4. Email Address
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working.I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house. I will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach. Thanks.

Administrator answers:

Janice,

IS THIS AD LEGIT?

Absolutely not.

THIS IS WHY

Interested persons receive the following reply upon applying.

“I am very glad to receive your contact details. I will ask my associate to mail a Cashier’s check and send to you tomorrow in theamount of $3,875 and once you receive the payment and get it cashed. You will be deducting your first week wages of $600 that I already promised and the rest of the fund will be transfer by western union to the furniture for the supply and shipping of all the furniture needed in the house.”

So they will send you a check—be it certified or not—that will need 2 weeks to bounce back, but in the mean time they ask you to send the difference to a fake housing company via Western Union—which is the preferred method of payment used by scammers leaving suckers with no recourse because the cashing operation is anonymous and cannot be cancelled or rolled back.

If not convinced yet about the scam character of this too-good-to-be-true offer, a quick search in Google at http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22My%22+%2B%22will+be+coming+from%22+%2B%22and+she+will+be+moving+on%22+%2B%22of%22+%2B%22is%22+%2B%22She+speaks+english+fluently%22 unveils all others variations of the same rogue offer. We learn that this supposed person to be taken care of also is coming from different places all over the USA, to different cities, and at different dates.

So stay away from such offers like the plague—lesson learned.

—Pascal Perry
Online Findability and SEO Strategist
Incidentally, informed online consumer

Mandy asks…

Is this crayglest reply a scam?

I applied for a caretaker job, the email I got back asks for my info, even though the resume I attatched has that info. But I’m still not sure. They occasionally make small grammar mistakes that foreign people usually tend to make as well.

Good Morning,
I have received your resume message. My Mother(deleted name) will be
coming from (birmingham, UK) and she will be moving on 25th of
September 2011. she is 63 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. She speaks
English fluently.We would have moved her to elderly care center here
in the state but she hate being there,I really need you to be honest
and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below:
- You are to be checking on My Mother at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.
- You will be earning $400 for 1 week of handling this work properly.
- You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to
drive, you will hire a car.
– Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so that we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 10 miles will not be too far for you.
Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine, acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.
So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.
1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working.I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house.
I will be awaiting your email soonest and we can proceed as you can
understand that the date is getting approach.
Thanks.

Administrator answers:

100% scam.

There is no job.

There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the “secretary/assistant/accountant” and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the “money” via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the “housing agent” while you “keep” a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank’s money you sent to an overseas criminal.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like “FBI@ gmail.com”, “police_person @hotmail.com” or “investigator @yahoo.com” and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer’s attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 “Rules to follow” to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed ‘red flags’ and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google “fake check cashing job”, “fraud Western Union scam”, “check mule moneygram scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

Sandra asks…

Is this an honest job offer?

I replied to a post on Craigslist. This is what I got in return.

Good Morning,

I have received your resume message. Me and my Sister will be coming
from Chicago IL to relocate at your location . she is 24 Years of age.
140lbs and 5.8ft. he speaks English fluently.We really need you to be
honest and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below.

- You are to stay with My Sister when i went to work just 3 hrs from
Monday to Friday no weekends.

- You will be earning $300 per week of handling this work properly.

So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so that we can
ensure the
housing agent get her an apartment which will be more closer to your
house and I hope about 4 miles will not be too far for you.Also we
will be paying you the first week wages upfront of $100 via a Cashier
Check because you will help her to get some medical tools like one
touch basic machine and test trips in any nearest pharmacy store
around.

So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

Once i get your address i will forward it to her housing agent, then i
will be sending you her living address so that you will know where
you will be working.I will give you her living address once the rental
agent find her a suitable house. I will be awaiting your email soonest
and we can proceed as you can understand that she will be in your
location next wek.

Thanks.

Is this legit?

Administrator answers:

Is this a scam? YES as well as almost every other job on Craigslist……

Do NOT reply to this email and do NOT waste your time looking for a job on the internet…..

The only time you should apply for a job using the internet is when instructed by an employer specifically to do so using their secure corporate site……

Thomas asks…

Is this a craigslist job scam?

Hi,

I have received your resume message. My Sister will be coming from
(Poplar Grove, IL ), She will be moving on 15th of June 2011,she is
140lbs and 5.8ft and she speaks English fluently.We really need you to
be honest and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below.

- You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.

- You will be earning $500 weekly plus other benefit.

- You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to
drive, We will hire you a good driver.

– Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

You will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so that we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 10 miles will not be too far for
you.Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.

So i will want you fill the below employment form so that we can
ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name ………………..

2. Mailing Address, ………………..

3. City ………………..

4. State and Zip Code ………………..

5. Cell and Home Number # ………………..

6. Age, Sex and marital status……….

7. Email Address……..

8 Current Job: ……….

9 What are your background records?

I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working.I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house.I will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.

Thanks.

Robert Daff


Hi,
Let me know if you are available to tutor my Son great things how much
it will cost for a minimum time of 3hrs per week.
Nevermind. I did some better googling. It is fake.

Administrator answers:

100% scam, you are correct.

There is no job.

There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the “secretary/assistant/accountant” and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the “money” via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the “supply company” while you “keep” a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank’s money you sent to an overseas criminal.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like “FBI@ gmail.com”, “police_person @hotmail.com” or “investigator @yahoo.com” and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer’s attempt at impersonating a law enforcement offical can be extremely funny.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 “Rules to follow” to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed ‘red flags’ and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google “fake check cashing job”, “fraud Western Union scam”, “money mule moneygram scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

Mark asks…

Does anyone know of job openings Tupelo, MS?

I am a surgical technology student at ICC Tupelo, MS. I am starting Clinicals in Jan. I am available from 4 until- on Monday through Weds, and from 3 until- on Thurs. and from 2-until on friday. I am available anytime on the weekends. I am willing to do any work. I will have to be up at 3 am Mon-Weds for clinicals, so Sunday through Tues I would prefer not to work past 10pm, because I will be in an operating room, and well, if it was your relative, you would want your surgical team wide awake, right? I am, and I hate to say this, DESPERATE for a job, because I am also looking for an apartment in Tupelo. I will have some student loan money coming in February, but that just isn’t soon enough. I have a resume, and if you answer my question with an email address, I will send it to you. I am willing to do any work within my available times. I’ve been in sales, waitressing, cashiering, and now the medical field. If you know of a spot for me, or know someone who needs help ASAP–please answer! Thanks, Heather

Administrator answers:

With your skills and willingness to work you shouldn’t have a problem finding part-time work. There at LOTS of restaurants especially out by the mall and in the food court and all the retail stores in the mall that might work with your schedule. To save yourself a lot of leg work, I’d recommend call and ask for the manager and ask if they have any openings. Don’t bother going to the trouble of filling out apps unless there’s a position available. Check the website for the Mall at Barnes Crossing and look at the directory of the stores located there.

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