How far do you think is is reasonable for you to travel to an interview/
I only ask because yesterday I travelled a round trip of 200 miles which took a total of 5 hours for an interview that lasted just 50 minutes.
I didn't even get offered a cup of tea or coffee!
AND the first thing I was told was that this interview is to decide who is selected for a shortlist to be invited back for a second interview!!!!!!
I was being interviewed by the MD and one of his directors for heavens sake! Why does anyone have to come back?
I thought there is no way I am wasting another day of my life and £35 in fuel just to massage this pricks ego! even if this was a dream job (and I don't even think they have the job vacancy at the moment), it would not be worth it.
You did the right thing, Recruiters should think of candidates who come from whatever distance,
they could offer at-least a glass of water ?
Recently i too had the same incident, when i went to an interview, by travelling 15 miles in a Public Bus, they even didn't ask for a glass of water.?
It shows the company Background. There will be only two reasons either they are high business turn over and demand in market or they dont care of Future employees. I think this thread should keep sticky to get more responses.