Does anyone know what the process would be if a prospective employer offers to pay for your travel cost for an interview? Do I book my own arrangements and they reimburse me (like an expense report)? Do they book and tell me when the flight is, where I am staying, etc??
Depends on the employer and their policies. Best advice is to bring that up in the conversation and get clarified with that potential employer.
It's already been brought up, and we are trying to coordinate the best day(s) to meet. I'm just wondering if I'll get any choice in airline, which flight, etc. If anyone has done this in the past, I'd love to know how it was handled.
When I was interviewing down here, I went ahead and looked up the desirable flights and costs. Then let the company know. Even tho' they typically did that part corporately, were thrilled that I was wiling to handle it. Since I was able to secure flight that worked for me and everyone's time frame, kept the costs down andsaved someone the time on their end; everyone was happy.
Unless they have staff that is well versed in travel coordination, quite often is is welcomed. Good luck.
I looked for the flights that worked best for me for the days that we agreed on. I sent a few options to the employer and then they booked the flight and sent me the info. It was all fairly painless except for all the flight delays.