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December 20, 2013

Holiday gifts in the office and other questions

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A: Good questions! I think it is fine to use your mom's address since she is local. If you get interviews, try to line them up around the same time so you can go out there for those meetings. Also, some of your initial interviews may be by phone or Skype anyway, so you might be OK. Remember that even if you lived out there, you still could be working and not be available at the drop of a hat. Employers know this.

I do think you need to figure out (sounds like you are working on this) when you will make the move since your interviews and start date will depend on this. So, try to identify a realistic start date. If you can work remotely in your current job, then it would be to your advantage to move as soon as you can. Once you are local,l it is easier to job search since you are available for interviews at any time, you can join local professional associations and you can network with people locally.

Russell is the vice dean and the director of the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist and has more than 25 years of experience coaching executives and consulting on leadership and career management.

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