Cover letter for moving to another state (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 3/11/2022

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for moving to another state.”

How to write a cover letter when moving to another state

Hiring someone who is not in the same city can be risky. If you are relocating and you are looking for a new job, you need a well-written cover letter to convince the hiring team you are the best candidate. When writing a relocation cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Inform the employer you are planning on relocating and explain why you plan on moving. For example, “My partner was transferred to Florida by their company, and I require finding employment in the area.”
  • Reassure the employer that you are moving to the city permanently.
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Specify whether you can interview before your move date. If you can only interview remotely, make that clear.
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for moving to another state”

“September 30, 2019

Mr. Malcolm Smith

Abraham-Smith Architects

123 Abraham Lane

Lincoln, Illinois 56789

RE: Marketing Manager Position

Dear Mr. Smith,

I was thrilled when I saw the marketing manager position available at your company. With more than 10 years of experience in marketing in the architecture industry, I am ready to elevate my career and Abraham-Smith Architects. My husband and I are currently relocating to the Lincoln area to be closer to family. Although I am not originally a native of Lincoln or Illinois, my husband has taken me several times to visit his family. I’ve since fallen in love with the city and the architecture.

I am currently the marketing manager for Kitano Engineers, where I have grown my career over the past decade. This is where I became passionate about marketing and learned what it takes to create beautiful, functional buildings. I am excited about the opportunity to bring my expertise from being in this industry in a large metropolitan area to your thriving city.

I’ve learned that no two days are the same in the architecture industry, so I understand how to manage my time effectively. Recently, we had run out of supplies to bind the last of four required copies of our proposal. With the deadline close and the carrier picking up the package in less than two hours, I drove to several office supply stores until I found what we needed as quickly as possible. I am willing to get the job done and on time. I also learned in the process that we needed to keep better track of our inventory. I have since helped develop a more detailed inventory process to make sure we never have this issue again.

I also recently earned my service marketing credential with high marks. Even while managing a team of five, I found the time to study and put into practice what I was learning about what it truly means to be a marketing professional. This credential has not only given me confidence in what I do every day, but it also lets me know I can bring my skill set to help promote the right company if given the opportunity.

If chosen as your marketing manager, I will bring zeal and enthusiasm to this position and to the city of Lincoln. Thank you for taking the time to review my qualifications, and I look forward to discussing the opportunity with you further.


Krista Giminez, SM

Marketing Manager

Kitano Engineers”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for moving to another state”

“[Hiring Manager’s Name]

341 Kane Street

Aurora, IL 60572

(331) 294-7815 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to apply for the front-desk role at [Company Name]. I am a hard-working employee with three years of secretarial experience at Taylor & Smith, Inc., the Midwest’s largest cardboard box manufacturer. In addition, I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Business, earning a GPA of 3.9.

During my three years as a secretary, I honed many skills to ensure smooth operations at Taylor & Smith. I was responsible for scheduling appointments, welcoming clients, handling daily breakfast and drinks orders, and organizing the delivery and installation of office equipment.

In 2017, I identified a less expensive equipment repairs service, which led to a 17% decrease in maintenance and repairs expenses. I was also recognized as employee of the month twice. During my three years at the company, I was among the top 5% of employees in terms of work performance according to internal reviews.

I will have permanently relocated to Aurora by the beginning of March 2020 to be closer to my mother, since my stepfather recently passed away. I am available for an interview at your convenience. You can contact me at [Your Email] or (812) 956-5475 to arrange a meeting.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Your name”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for moving to another state”

“[Today’s Date]

 [Hiring Manager’s Name]

 748 Winfield Drive

 San Francisco, CA 94147

 (415) 874-2471

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m writing to apply for the position of software engineer at [Company Name]. I am confident that I have the necessary technical skills to provide [Company Name] with strong technical support thanks to my 7+ years of experience in full-stack web development and systems architecture.

As a senior engineer at [Current Company’s Name], I have led the development of four successful and high-converting web apps that have an average of 47 million downloads a month. I am certified in building innovative systems using HTML5, CSS3/SASS, JavaScript/React, MySQL, and ElasticSearch.

I am a team player, having successfully collaborated with our marketing, product, and QA teams to ensure that our customers have the best user experience possible to ensure higher customer lifetime value.

I will be permanently relocating to San Francisco on 1 April 2020 with my partner, who has accepted a teaching role at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I would be happy to attend an interview at an on-site location and will be in San Francisco from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 20 when my partner and I will be house hunting. I can be contacted at (714) 471-1701 or


Your name”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for moving to another state”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

2177 El Paso Boulevard

Austin, Texas 78747

(737) 218-8181 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to apply for the social media coordinator position you are advertising on [Website]. As a marketing professional with over five years of experience and a degree in Marketing, I am skilled at meeting the needs of different audiences, and I’d be thrilled to apply these skills to grow your company.

I’ve been interested in finding a social media role in Austin since reading The New York Times, which stated that the city had recently become a tech hub, with over 20 new companies setting up shop since winter 2019. I visited Austin earlier this year to learn more about the opportunities available, and attended a jobs fair held at the Crowne Plaza Austin. I am currently negotiating a lease agreement in Lower Waller Creek.

I have in-depth expertise in key social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok. I am skilled at using them to implement digital marketing campaigns and have used my written communication skills to create posts and articles that boosted user engagement and increased traffic by 28% at my current company.

Additionally, I have extensive experience using social media analytics tools such as Crimson Hexagon, and analyzing data from many social media platforms. Based on my analysis, I can then come up with effective solutions to create successful social media campaigns.

I am available to interview at your convenience either in person or remotely. I can be reached at [your email] or 228-147-8525. I look forward to meeting you.



Sample 5: “Cover letter for moving to another state”

“Dear Ms. Pinnott,

I am in the process of relocating from Los Angeles to New York in February due to my partner’s new job and am looking to secure a procurement role in the consulting industry. I worked on nationwide projects with Paragon and I estimate that the supplier base will be 75% similar for the sorts of projects that you take on. I have a strong New York network that will help me get up to speed with the local market – relationships are everything.

I have a degree in Business Administration from UCLA and have completed over 20 courses involving negotiation, influencing and supplier management areas. It is important to create a framework for managing performance, both to optimize current suppliers and to offer prospective suppliers an insight into what is expected. I hope that I will be able to replicate some of my previous achievements should I join Latitude Consulting:

  • 15% cost saving on venue hire (with a 4.8/5 rating from over 10,000 attendees).
  • $450,000 annual saving by renegotiating a nationwide accommodation agreement.
  • 98% hitting supplier performance targets – up from 87% three years previously.
  • Consolidated total supplier base from 240 to 170 – with 8% cost savings.

I understand that the New York events market will be a different challenge, but there are enough similarities in how procurement operates to feel confident that I can do a great job. A fantastic event does not have to be a mouth-wateringly expensive event.

I would welcome the opportunity of an interview to explore synergies further.


Gregory Walls”

Frequently Asked Questions: how to write a cover letter when moving to another state

How do you write a resume when relocating?

Tips to get your resume noticed.

  • Mention relocation at the top of your resume. 
  • Elaborate in your cover letter.
  • Be available for interviews. 
  • Consider offering to pay relocation expenses.

Should I say willing to relocate in a cover letter?

Yes. It’s essential to talk about your relocation after impressing your employer with your skills, qualifications, and experiences.

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