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Fly Out On My Own?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:13 pm

I had a phone interview with a firm that is not located near my school. He was very adamant about me calling him if I'm going to be in his area any time soon. I have no plans of being there, but should I pay for a flight and be like, "Hey by the way it looks like I'll be there in 2 weeks?" Or should I just wait? He said he'd let me know what they decide within 2 weeks.

It's not a huge firm and I think they are hesitant to pay to fly me out. Also, I'm sure they have a pool of good applicants that they can interview at no cost to them. So I'm worried that if I don't fly myself out there, they will just use the people they have and tell me to fuck off.

Firms aren't exactly knocking my door down to hire me either. I struck out at OCI and only have 2 CB's scheduled so far.

What do you think I should do?

Your input is greatly appreciated

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Re: Fly Out On My Own?

Postby glitter178 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a phone interview with a firm that is not located near my school. He was very adamant about me calling him if I'm going to be in his area any time soon. I have no plans of being there, but should I pay for a flight and be like, "Hey by the way it looks like I'll be there in 2 weeks?" Or should I just wait? He said he'd let me know what they decide within 2 weeks.

It's not a huge firm and I think they are hesitant to pay to fly me out. Also, I'm sure they have a pool of good applicants that they can interview at no cost to them. So I'm worried that if I don't fly myself out there, they will just use the people they have and tell me to fuck off.

Firms aren't exactly knocking my door down to hire me either. I struck out at OCI and only have 2 CB's scheduled so far.

What do you think I should do?

Your input is greatly appreciated


If you can afford it, go.

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Re: Fly Out On My Own?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a phone interview with a firm that is not located near my school. He was very adamant about me calling him if I'm going to be in his area any time soon. I have no plans of being there, but should I pay for a flight and be like, "Hey by the way it looks like I'll be there in 2 weeks?" Or should I just wait? He said he'd let me know what they decide within 2 weeks.

It's not a huge firm and I think they are hesitant to pay to fly me out. Also, I'm sure they have a pool of good applicants that they can interview at no cost to them. So I'm worried that if I don't fly myself out there, they will just use the people they have and tell me to fuck off.

Firms aren't exactly knocking my door down to hire me either. I struck out at OCI and only have 2 CB's scheduled so far.

What do you think I should do?

Your input is greatly appreciated


If you can afford it, go.


No way. A firm that won't fly you out for an interview isn't a cost-effective place to fly to for an interview.

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Re: Fly Out On My Own?

Postby mdfreeman » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a phone interview with a firm that is not located near my school. He was very adamant about me calling him if I'm going to be in his area any time soon. I have no plans of being there, but should I pay for a flight and be like, "Hey by the way it looks like I'll be there in 2 weeks?" Or should I just wait? He said he'd let me know what they decide within 2 weeks.

It's not a huge firm and I think they are hesitant to pay to fly me out. Also, I'm sure they have a pool of good applicants that they can interview at no cost to them. So I'm worried that if I don't fly myself out there, they will just use the people they have and tell me to fuck off.

Firms aren't exactly knocking my door down to hire me either. I struck out at OCI and only have 2 CB's scheduled so far.

What do you think I should do?

Your input is greatly appreciated


Tell them you're going to be out there on X date. If they say, hey come by and let's interview, then book your ticket. If not, don't. If they call you on X date, just say something came up and you weren't able to fly out but you'd be happy to interview with them at Y date.

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Re: Fly Out On My Own?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:22 pm

A job interview at a firm that isn't willing to pay your way is not likely to turn into a job and not worth hundreds of dollars and several hours/days of your time.




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