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Old 01-19-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I have a couple of questions that are practical in nature, not just related to your understandable disappointment.

Are you REALLY ready to move for this job completely at your expense? Were you planning to pay the airfare to the interview, or were you expecting them to pay? Could you actually jump on a plane on a moment's notice to get there (keep in mind how that usually ups the price of a ticket to anywhere)? Do you have a current job that would accept only a two-week notice? Would you really be able to get your butt at your new desk two weeks after their announcement that they hired you?

If the answers to all those questions honestly is yes, then I don't see any problem in communicating that to them. I'm sure a lot of people say, when there's not even a scheduled interview, "I'm willing to move at my own expense." What do you have to lose by expanding on that, if it really is true?

If the message you mention in your OP was sent to you by E-mail, then send a brief reply the same way, in the guise of a thank you. Something like this:

Dear Ms. Human Resources,

Thank you very much for keeping me apprised of your interview process. I'm pleased to know you remain interested in my qualifications. I understand why it may seem necessary for you to consider local candidates ahead of others. That said, may I take this opportunity to reiterate what I mentioned when I sent my resume: I really am ready, willing, and able to fly to your location at my own expense and on a day's notice to interview with you.

Also, I would be able to start work immediately following the two-week notice I need to give my present employer. I could make arrangements for a permanent move later, once I am well-situated with you. I hope that plan communicates to you my enthusiasm and what a perfect fit I believe my experience is for your open position.

Thanks again for your consideration.
Very truly yours,
Freedom125

Keep it very short. Try to sound businesslike and not like a psycho stalker. Understand that move is an expensive crapshoot that might not pan out in the end. And remember, if they do hire you, they have your commitment to them in writing, so you'll have to do what you said you could do.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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There isn't an exact date for the interview. But it may or may not happen.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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I have a couple of questions that are practical in nature, not just related to your understandable disappointment.

Are you REALLY ready to move for this job completely at your expense? Were you planning to pay the airfare to the interview, or were you expecting them to pay? Could you actually jump on a plane on a moment's notice to get there (keep in mind how that usually ups the price of a ticket to anywhere)? Do you have a current job that would accept only a two-week notice? Would you really be able to get your butt at your new desk two weeks after their announcement that they hired you?

If the answers to all those questions honestly is yes, then I don't see any problem in communicating that to them. I'm sure a lot of people say, when there's not even a scheduled interview, "I'm willing to move at my own expense." What do you have to lose by expanding on that, if it really is true?

If the message you mention in your OP was sent to you by E-mail, then send a brief reply the same way, in the guise of a thank you. Something like this:

Dear Ms. Human Resources,

Thank you very much for keeping me apprised of your interview process. I'm pleased to know you remain interested in my qualifications. I understand why it may seem necessary for you to consider local candidates ahead of others. That said, may I take this opportunity to reiterate what I mentioned when I sent my resume: I really am ready, willing, and able to fly to your location at my own expense and on a day's notice to interview with you.

Also, I would be able to start work immediately following the two-week notice I need to give my present employer. I could make arrangements for a permanent move later, once I am well-situated with you. I hope that plan communicates to you my enthusiasm and what a perfect fit I believe my experience is for your open position.

Thanks again for your consideration.
Very truly yours,
Freedom125

Keep it very short. Try to sound businesslike and not like a psycho stalker. Understand that move is an expensive crapshoot that might not pan out in the end. And remember, if they do hire you, they have your commitment to them in writing, so you'll have to do what you said you could do.
I really am willing to do whatever it takes. It's definitely a dream job.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I'd take it at face value. You're probably a backup alternative if/when the local candidates don't impress or accept their offer.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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Ah, you guys who predicted I was already out of the running were correct.

They just emailed saying they hired someone else.

Such is life.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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If the locals suck you get an interview. If not you are sol. That's what I make of it.
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