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Robert Paulson

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Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby Robert Paulson » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:26 pm

I have an interview for a different market, where I have family and friends. Would it be inappropriate to choose a return flight a couple of days after the interview? Should I just ask the recruiter?

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:10 pm

Robert Paulson wrote:I have an interview for a different market, where I have family and friends. Would it be inappropriate to choose a return flight a couple of days after the interview? Should I just ask the recruiter?


I did this and had no problem. I can't remember if I cleared it with recruiting or just did it with the travel agency, but as long as you're not having them pay for any extra nights of hotels/expenses than you would need solely for the interview, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby sims1 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:15 pm

I would run it by recruiting before just booking, but they shouldn't care if costs are the same/similar. People making hiring decisions won't hear about it so don't stress about it impacting the outcome of your interview.

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby Fireworks2016 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:13 pm

I haven't been in this situation yet, but if anything, doesn't it emphasize your ties to the market? Could be helpful in some of the more insulated markets. Can't see recruiting making a big deal out of it if the costs/effort on their part is the same.

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby malleus discentium » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:38 pm

People do this all the time.

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby dabigchina » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:43 pm

this is fine.

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Re: Picking a Later Return Flight for an Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:59 pm

I did this. I checked with recruiting just to be polite, but it wasn't a problem. Spent a whole week in my home market even though I only had one callback.



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