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So i've been sending my stuff out to various places out of state. In the meantime, my money has run pretty low, basically living from small freelance project to the next.
Now i'm getting bites/ interviews and I really don't have the $$ to travel cross country/ out of state just on and interview.
Should I stall these places as long as I can until I get the funds, tell them straight up i'm broke and doing crap small work to pay bills.
Or do I put everything on hold, work however I can until I have the money to travel.
*Another variable in this is that I just completed a design internship with a big ad agency. The work should carry itself, but I do feel the longer I wait the more fairy dust will wear off, aka having connections with Design Director/ CD's in the agency for references etc. As of now it's still easy to get in touch with these folks and they still seem to care as to how things are going/ what i'm up to.
Only move for a job if you want to live there regardless of the job. Unfortunately, jobs don't last more than a year or two. Hopefully, it's because you found something better and not a layoff. The is more true earlier in your career.
Can you organise a first interview via iChat or Skype?
Possibly putting your folio up via Issuu or something similar?
most straight shooters respond to some straight shooting, and you def want to work for a no bs boss. I'd say lay it on the table and do what Amicus suggested.
Both Yahoo and AOL paid my flight and hotel for interview - have you asked them to foot the bill?
AOL and Yahoo are unique situations with big budgets. If the company is not one of these, good luck getting a flight out of them.
Ask straight out if they are paying for travel costs. If not, then suggest Skype video instead.
No serious company would make you pay anyway.