posted 20 years ago
- Go ahead and use your in-laws address.
- If a company wants to talk with you, they will call, not write. The only time they will write (at this stage of the game), is to send a rejection letter.
- Now, the downside. If you need relocation $$, it won't be there. And contrary to what the recruiter companies state on Monster.com (etc), you can still get relocation $$.
- I got over US$10K for a relo package from Denver, CO to Evansville, IN this past November. So relocation $$ is out there.
- I would use your cell phone. Company won't care if it's a Chicago number or not. Just tell them (I doubt this would ever come up) that you have a calling plan, and you want to keep using it. Make some story up that your uncle sold you the phone, etc. But again, I can't ever see this being an issue.
- I am a grunt programmer, and I call all over the USA at work. Don't have time to care what area code I am calling. I just push the numbers, and am concerned more about the topic at hand than what locale I am calling.
- That being said, the folks in Human Resources (your initial contact will be from them), make 10 times the amount of phone calls that I do. So like I said, the issue of where they are calling to is not important - especially with a cell phone.
Hope that helps.
Evansville, Indiana, USA