I thought I'd start this thread as an extension of the resume writer thread that was on here a couple of weeks ago. I have so many questions, and some of you seem to know the answers. Feel free to ask any questions here that we can all debate and hopefully answer. Here's my first two.
-The jobs I'm looking for are about 3 hours away from where I live--where I have more family. It's in another state. Would that discourage prospective employers from looking at my qualifications/resume? I could technically list my brother's address, as it's where I want to relocate, but I feel like that would be dishonest.
-Second, there's the dreaded question on online applications: can we contact your present employer? I always check no because I don't want my current company/manager to know I'm looking for another job. I don't think he would give me a bad review (he's been with us about 3 months where I've been there 2.5 years so he doesn't really know me) but still I don't really want him to know about it.
Thanks for all the help!
ETA: If anyone would be willing to look at my resume and give feedback, please send me a private message. I'll take all the people looking at it that I can get. Thanks!