Originally posted by Sreenivasa Majji:
I got the job because I was the local candidate. One thing keeping the local address gives the manager bit of confidense that the employee may not leave the company in the near future.
Imagine you have a own house in California and you accepted a job in Chicago. After you joined in Chicago, definitely you look for a job in California, because you don't want to move to Chicago unless until the job is secure (now a days it's so hard). In this situation managers will prefer local candidates.
Just my $.02
Originally posted by Jamie Robertson:
besides looking like you have something to hide, they can still recognize the area codes on the cell phone as non-local and throw your resume in the recycling bin just as fast. But, now you also have people throwing it in the garbage because they think you're hiding something!