Aug 24, 2018 - 01:41 AM
The best time is during the second interview. You should avoid talking about compensation and other benefits in the first interview because there is still uncertainty as to whether there is mutual interest. At the second interview, the employer obviously likes you and has begun seriously considering you for the role. This is a great time to bring up relocation.
If you interview for a high-level position, such as director or vice president, then you should expect a reasonably good relocation package. You need to approach with caution if the hiring managers offers little to nothing. Even though you have already spent a lot of time and energy interviewing, do not be afraid to walk away if the company cannot give you what you deserve.
Apr 05, 2019 - 12:38 PM
Don’t offer anything when you bring up the question – just let the hiring manager make the next move. Most corporations offer some kind of relocation package if you live outside a certain radius of the company location – the bigger the job, the bigger the package. If they offer you nothing – or something so nominal it's ridiculous – then you need to consider if you want to work for a company that is so cheap it expects you to foot the bill for your move.
At the same time, have a realistic idea of what it will cost you to move, such as selling another house and finding a new one, security deposits on a new apartment, new utility fees and even car registration fees. Getting a handle on things like this will give you an idea of what you can negotiate and what you cannot. For example, perhaps you're willing to move yourself if the company will pay for a truck rental to haul your stuff.