Will an employer pay your expenses when you have to travel to get to a job interview? The answer is that it depends. It depends on the company, the job and the candidate. Your travel expenses may be covered, but you can't count on it.
When the job market is competitive there are typically many applicants for every open position and the company may have a sufficient volume of applicants in close proximity.
However, for top level positions or jobs where the company needs to actively recruit candidates there is more likelihood that the employer will arrange for travel at their expense or reimburse all or some of your expenses.
Here's information on interview travel expenses, including when you can expect to have your travel arranged, paid for or reimbursed.
The same scenario holds true for moving expenses. In some cases, companies will offer a relocation package. In others, the new employee will have to foot the bill.
If you have to pay to get to a city, it's especially important to make sure you can afford to get there and to live once you have arrived. These salary and cost of living calculators will help you determine how much your compensation package is worth. You can also use a paycheck calculator to determine how much of your new salary you'll bring home.
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