Last week I had my first phone interview for a job that I was VERY interested in. One of the very first questions was “Are you willing to relocate?” I answered: “Yes, I am.”
In my head I answered: Yes, I am willing to pick my family up to a town where my not-good-with-changes 6 year old would start a new school & get yanked from her new soccer team, a town that is 15-20% more expensive than Boise, a town that a comparable house is about $120,000 more expensive and a town where my husband would have to work from home because there is no facility for him to go to work to. Yes, I want this job, I want to make a difference in your company
“Would you need moving assistance?” Why, yes I would, thank you for asking.
WHOOPS! Was this where my candidacy for this position was 86’d? Should I have answered: “that is negotiable”?
They told me today that they hired someone local. I think this is where I lost the job. Or maybe I am over reacting because I REALLY wanted this job & the reality is, I wasn’t a good fit.
Good luck to this company and their new Social Media Specialist – I look forward to seeing a multi-billion dollar company get on board and use social media to its fullest extent.