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Out of State Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:15 am

I recently got an interview (public service) across the coast in a few weeks. After applying, they specified that the interview process would consist of two interviews in their office (across the coast from me.) The interview also consists of a simulation exercise.

Is it inappropriate to ask for a Skype/video interview? I don't want to spend the money on a flight and take time away from school/interning if I don't have to, but I'm scared that asking them for a video interview may show hesitation on my part or inability to read instructions, etc......

Any advice appreciated, thanks

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Re: Out of State Interviews

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:25 am

Permanent employment or 2L summer?

School offers a travel stipend or no?

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Re: Out of State Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:34 am

OP here

yes, permanent employment, I'm a 3L. no stipend.

the only reason i'm asking is because I know they did phone interviews last year and wasn't expecting to have to fly out on such short notice if i got an interview. i'll absolutely go though, just wondering if it's even worth asking them...

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Re: Out of State Interviews

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here

yes, permanent employment, I'm a 3L. no stipend.

the only reason i'm asking is because I know they did phone interviews last year and wasn't expecting to have to fly out on such short notice if i got an interview. i'll absolutely go though, just wondering if it's even worth asking them...

I'd go and not ask unless spending the $ will prevent you from accomplishing some vital bodily function (eating/pooping)

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Re: Out of State Interviews

Postby Redamon1 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:50 am

If they haven't yet explicitly said that they won't reimburse you, I would ask about being reimbursed. And if they say no, then I would pay up and go anyway, but man, they should really help defray the costs. Not cool. GL.




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