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Old 06-25-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Calm down now folks. Those of you on both sides of this coin are short-sighted. Don't we all know it completely depends on what type of company you're talking about here? I worked at a very well-known company in Denver and there's no way they would have paid to fly someone in for an inertivew unless the postion was C-level. And, for the most part, they flat-out ignored those who applied from out of state who claimed they would pay to fly themselves out or had relatives in the area.

That said, while living in the Denver area, my spouse was flown down to Austin to interview for a Fortune 500 company and they flew him down at a moment's notice, then paid our relocation.

If you can't believe that the second scenario does still exist, you may want to broaden your employer horizons.

I do believe the days of new employers helping you BUY YOUR HOUSE by working directly with the bank, after they pay for your cross-country move, are over, even though my mother can't fathom it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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Calm down now folks. Those of you on both sides of this coin are short-sighted. Don't we all know it completely depends on what type of company you're talking about here? I worked at a very well-known company in Denver and there's no way they would have paid to fly someone in for an inertivew unless the postion was C-level. And, for the most part, they flat-out ignored those who applied from out of state who claimed they would pay to fly themselves out or had relatives in the area.
That's what makes job hunting so difficult. I have relatives in the area, will fly myself out and can almost always take any day(s) off with little to no notice so I can be there as quickly and for as long as they need me, but most of the time I don't even get a form-letter rejection.

One nice thing about the companies that say they will not pay for relocation is that it shows they will at least entertain the idea of getting someone from out of state. We can always sort out who pays for the trip.

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That said, while living in the Denver area, my spouse was flown down to Austin to interview for a Fortune 500 company and they flew him down at a moment's notice, then paid our relocation.

If you can't believe that the second scenario does still exist, you may want to broaden your employer horizons.
I came close to this situation myself on the very first resume I sent out, but I think I priced myself out of the job. The funny thing is this was with a well known company that I didn't expect to be interested in someone from out of state. If I were cheaper I may have made the move to Denver a year ago...

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I do believe the days of new employers helping you BUY YOUR HOUSE by working directly with the bank, after they pay for your cross-country move, are over, even though my mother can't fathom it.
I'd be happy with a few weeks in corporate housing/extended stay hotel and maybe helping with the moving costs. Anything beyond that and I would start to wonder if I was being Punk'd.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Calm down now folks. Those of you on both sides of this coin are short-sighted. Don't we all know it completely depends on what type of company you're talking about here? I worked at a very well-known company in Denver and there's no way they would have paid to fly someone in for an inertivew unless the postion was C-level.
It probably depends on the industry, right? I work in high tech (computers) and in this industry it's almost unheard of for a company not to pay your travel expenses for the interview. AS I mentioned before, I personally would not interview with a company that didn't.

However, if i worked in a different industry, I would have to do whatever was the norm for that industry.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I would think if you are going for a common job that is less skilled and already there exists a large pool of local applicants that can be drawn from, likely you'd have to pay to get yourself there.

But with more skilled positions where companies need specialized talent, they'll have to spend to bring in those qualified and exceptional talented candidates.
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