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Old 06-22-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm very nervous, a potential employer is going to fly me to Wyoming from Illinois and basically we are going to hang out for 2 days and show me the different plants in a few towns. It's for a construction related job for a very large company. He hasn't even offered anything except for a few ideas on what the salaries might be. I'm content with my job now but it would be great to live in Wyoming, not a big fan of Illinois.

I don't know if it's going to be an aggressive type negotiation at the last minute or if they just want to meet me and feel it out. The gentleman I am meeting is the regional supervisor and seems like a very nice guy. Either way I'm confused as to why they would fly me over, put me in a hotel, and feed me for 2 days. I could make potentially about 5k more than I do now and I live in rural Illinois. Should I ask for relocation assistance? If it comes up should I try to negotiate anything while I'm there or wait a few days and get it all done at once over the phone with him?

Any ideas of advice would be very much appreciated, thanks

Edit: He did not say it was an interview, he told me they would "fly me over and show me around"
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I don't know much about the construction industry, so specifics may be different, but I have done this type of thing before.

Yes, it is an interview. Every minute is the two day period counts. Be nice to everybody, don't say anything "off the record" etc.

I very much doubt you would get an offer immediately. Yes, you should ask for relocation assistance.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Should I just ask what types of assistance would they offer? Is there anything else I should get "nailed down" while I'm face to face with him?
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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"Would I get relocation assistance?" is probably a question to ask if/when it becomes apparent they intend to offer you the job.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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Wait til the offer
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Ok, I'm leaving Monday be back Tuesday evening. Thanks
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't know much about the construction industry, so specifics may be different, but I have done this type of thing before.

Yes, it is an interview. Every minute is the two day period counts. Be nice to everybody, don't say anything "off the record" etc.

I very much doubt you would get an offer immediately. Yes, you should ask for relocation assistance.

Yes, they may take you out to dinner or invite you to have drinks after work, mind your p's and q's and don't drink too much. As much as your experience will be assessed, your potential to "fit in" with the staff and peers will be scrutinized as well.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Would they take offensive if I don't drink? I am a recovering alcoholic and I really don't need to bring that up..
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Would they take offensive if I don't drink? I am a recovering alcoholic and I really don't need to bring that up..
I don't think anyone would take offense. Just order a coke and say "I don't drink" and leave it at that. People are typically smart enough to respect personal boundaries around that issue.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Ok, I'm leaving Monday be back Tuesday evening. Thanks
Good luck!

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Would they take offensive if I don't drink? I am a recovering alcoholic and I really don't need to bring that up..
Agree with hsnq. There are a lot of Mormons in Wyo, most of whom don't drink. They'll think nothing of it.
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