I got a very good offer from a company I interviewed with recently, but I will turn it down since it implies relocation to a different city, and this is something that I did not want to do from the beginnining. So why did I interview?
- I believe that is a great company, and I wanted to get to know about it first hand
- The company is expanding, and there is a medium-high probability that it eventually opens up an office in my city.
- The interview was an excellent training for other positions that I'm applying for. In fact, it was my first interview in 4 years
So here is the irony: I really like the company, and I really would like to work for them. Just not where they are located now. How can I convey this message to the recruiter? From his perspective, I probably sound rather contradictory: I'm telling him how much I liked his company, but I'm not taking the job. In addition, I do not have any competing offer, and I expressed my desire of leaving my current job.