While it may not be a stated job requirement, having a strong knowledge of the regional community will help you in almost any profession, and can gain you favor in the eyes of a potential employer. In Jessica Holbrook’s article “Longtime Residency” she explains the advantages of having local experience. Read the advice Jessica has to give on the following topics:
- How to show in your resume and cover letter that you have strong local experience
- What to do if you lack local experience
- The advantages local experience can bring to your career
Knowledge of the local community is a great asset in a variety of professions, including law, real estate, and economic development. So, if you haven’t read it already, be sure to check out “Longtime Residency” now, and good luck with your job search!