I read this over the weekend - hopefully it answers how to handle a pending relocation. Good luck!
Relocating with job uncertainty
Q: I am 23 years old and after going to college in Massachusetts, I moved back to my home state of New York. I am currently a legal advocate at a homeless shelter, but wish to start looking for jobs in Massachusetts. My concern is that people will view my New York address as a negative. I would feel more comfortable making the move when I know I would have a job and security. What is your advice when sending my resume to possible employers in Massachusetts?
A: Make sure you state in your cover letter that you plan to relocate to Massachusetts in September 2005 and that you are looking for work in your field.
By stating a date when you plan to relocate, it demonstrates you are serious about making the move. In addition, mention you will be in the area in early August and you would welcome an opportunity to meet and discuss your skills and what you have to offer to an employer.
If the companies you sent resumes to do not call you, call them in early August and ask for a meeting. Plan to spend some time in Massachusetts, even if you have to use all of your vacation time.