Nikki (empress_nikki) wrote in thequestionclub,

I'm in the process of changing jobs and relocating to live with my boyfriend. We've been together for five years and lived together for two of those years, but he received a job offer he couldn't refuse two states away (and, coincidentally, in the city where his family lives). I'm not willing to relocate until I have a job in my field that I'm excited about, which we both agree is a good thing to hold out for. That isn't a problem other than the fact that that means I'm applying for jobs I currently live 200 miles from.

I know interviewers are going to ask why I'm relocating to gauge how serious I am, but saying "to be with my boyfriend," sounds so juvenile to me! We're in our late twenties and I have the misfortune of looking younger (although my age could be guessed with my education and work history) so I worry employers won't take that seriously.

I do genuinely love this city and I am looking to make some changes in my career, which I mention in my cover letters.

Am I overthinking this? How would you address this question?
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