U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-26-2016, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
12,272 posts, read 11,326,033 times
Reputation: 6119

Advertisements

I've been offered an interview which I would have to fly round trip. Hotel 2 nights and r/t air fare, rental care and meals. Is there a standard who pays for the cost of the trip. Total cost about $650 and change.

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-26-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
5,909 posts, read 7,025,871 times
Reputation: 8672
They pay. If they don't pay, don't go. If they aren't willing to spend money to interview you, they don't really want to hire you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
29,806 posts, read 54,470,896 times
Reputation: 31111
If they didn't offer to pay, it's on you. Generally paid travel for interviews is limited to top management positions, and very high paying tech jobs. There is no standard. In case, it would apply only to CEO and managing director interviews, for everything else it's pay or pass on the interview. We always have plenty of local applicants so no need to spend a lot of money recruiting from afar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
12,272 posts, read 11,326,033 times
Reputation: 6119
The Director said he would find out what the next step would look like after he said that he wanted to go to the next step. Doesn't sound like they do this a lot. Its upper management with clinical and executive skill sets.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
12,272 posts, read 11,326,033 times
Reputation: 6119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moby Hick View Post
They pay. If they don't pay, don't go. If they aren't willing to spend money to interview you, they don't really want to hire you.
Thanks. One of my colleagues who is a woman in her mid twenties from Pittsburg says "A woman from Pittsburg is a man everywhere else." Steelers and all...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
3,664 posts, read 6,487,596 times
Reputation: 4161
Yeah, I agree with the "they need to pay crowd", unless this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.. You will kick yourself for spending the money if you don't get it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 09:29 AM
 
960 posts, read 547,843 times
Reputation: 1737
I was always flown to the interviews, except for one...which I was able to slyly get a potential employer to pay for one leg of the trip since they were back to back interviews.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 09:37 AM
 
9,266 posts, read 11,837,381 times
Reputation: 14530
Whom ever is more needy pays for the travel. If they really need you, they will pay. If you really need them, you will pay. Each company has their own policy and that policy can differ for various positions. As a general rule, if they reached out to you as in headhunted you, they should be paying. If you applied for a position that you knew was out of your area, you should have expected to pay for travel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:44 AM
 
9,682 posts, read 15,867,988 times
Reputation: 16038
Quote:
Originally Posted by AADAD View Post
I've been offered an interview which I would have to fly round trip. Hotel 2 nights and r/t air fare, rental care and meals. Is there a standard who pays for the cost of the trip. Total cost about $650 and change.

Thanks in advance.


You're underestimating big time if you think you can make such a trip for $650! More like $1200--$1500.


Usually the company pays for the trip. They pre-pay the airline tickets and hotel and rental car. Usually you keep and submit receipts for meals. Don't be afraid to ask up front about this. Ask whomever offered you the interview----what type of travel arrangements will you make? Sometimes, when my dh was interviewing, they would send him a pre-paid card for meals and incidentals. Just make sure to keep all receipts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
363 posts, read 309,533 times
Reputation: 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemlock140 View Post
If they didn't offer to pay, it's on you. Generally paid travel for interviews is limited to top management positions, and very high paying tech jobs. There is no standard. In case, it would apply only to CEO and managing director interviews, for everything else it's pay or pass on the interview. We always have plenty of local applicants so no need to spend a lot of money recruiting from afar.
I 100% agree. Unless you're applying for a higher position like management or you have something different to offer, then they may or may not pay. If your interview is for a common job where thousands of applicants apply and they're willing to pay then you should be grateful. If they aren't willing to pay and you really want the job and can afford it, then I say go for it. I wouldn't just ignore the job like someone mentioned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top