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Old 12-10-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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In the past couple of months I have had several phone interviews with companies out of state. One company seems to be very interested in me and asked me when I would be in town to go talk to the owners and to show me around their office. They will not be paying for me to go out and interview with them. The flight would cost me $300. I will be staying with family, so no other costs. Has anyone ever landed a job where they paid for the flight, or would this be a waste of time?
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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In the past couple of months I have had several phone interviews with companies out of state. One company seems to be very interested in me and asked me when I would be in town to go talk to the owners and to show me around their office. They will not be paying for me to go out and interview with them. The flight would cost me $300. I will be staying with family, so no other costs. Has anyone ever landed a job where they paid for the flight, or would this be a waste of time?
At least ask for reimbursement. If they're not going to give you anything for your time, then it's not worth it. You can very well fly all the way out there, and waste your money. If they aren't willing to pay for the flight or reimburse me, then I'd pass. Seriously. you'll be out of money, and you would have wasted a lot of time.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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It depends. If you seriously want to move to that area, this shows your commitment to moving.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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I have. Since my flight was a last minute arrangement it cost closer to $500. But they scheduled all of my interviews for one day and actually offered me the job the same day. I don't think they would have asked me to come down if they weren't pretty serious about hiring me. It was more of a 'we just have to check her out in person to make sure' thing. If they had concerns I think we would have done more phone or skype interviews between the visit and the initial phone call.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Yes, I have went to more than a few interviews that I had to pay for my out of state travel and all expenses.

The one job that was out of state, but a telephone interview, was the one I got out of all of that.

Have to admit, it is frustrating to travel far, spend all of that money, and have an interview that lasts like 30 minutes, then not get the job.

I know people who have paid to travel out of the country for interviews.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I would only do if they are covering all/some of the expenses. If they won't pay for anything to me that says you are wasting your time and they aren't serious about you.

A couple of months back I was in a similar situation and I waited to see if the company would pay some part and they did pay for flight, and then I asked about reimbursement and I got the rest a month later.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:02 PM
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maybe that particular employer has been burned before by flying people in and housing them and then the people just not taking the offers.

conversely, if a company is willing to fly you in and put you in a room then you basically have them in your pocket and can negotiate much more, as it is a sign they are serious about hiring you.

there could be multiple reasons for doing this, it is up to you to decide if the opportunity is worth pursuing (and ultimately cash out of your pocket for a flight).
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: SC
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In the past couple of months I have had several phone interviews with companies out of state. One company seems to be very interested in me and asked me when I would be in town to go talk to the owners and to show me around their office. They will not be paying for me to go out and interview with them. The flight would cost me $300. I will be staying with family, so no other costs. Has anyone ever landed a job where they paid for the flight, or would this be a waste of time?
For me, I'd have to REALLY want the job and know that they pretty much already know that they REALLY want me, or else it's not worth risking the money.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Here
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I didn't fly, but I drove an 8-10 hour drive for an interview. I got the job.

I'd only go out there for a job that I know I have a chance to get or is a great opportunity.



I didn't ask for reimbursement, but I felt the money I spent was worth it anyways.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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In all of my out of area interviews, the recruiting company has always paid all of the travel expenses (air, hotel, rental car, meals, etc). If they did not, I would not go. Of course, my situation is likely different than yours.
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