I just got a job offer at location A, which is over an hour from where I live and I am not willing to relocate or drive that far. What would be a proper way to decline (in an email)? I don't want to completely shoot it down because they may have offices closer to where I live, or know other recruiters closer to where I live who are looking for people of my skill set.
Is it an offer or an invitation to apply. If it is an offer, did you know the location when you applied and interviewed?– mhoran_psprepMay 8, 2015 at 18:58
When I applied the location posted was where I thought I lived, but then it was actually elsewhere, they want me to come in and fill out papers. We had multiple phone interviews and emails and I took online tests to prove my skill.– OverclockMay 8, 2015 at 19:00
Are there multiple locations for this company? If so, you could say that you would be interested if a position opens up near you.– David KMay 8, 2015 at 19:04
"Thank you for your time and interest, but upon further consideration I have decided that I would rather not relocate at this time. If you know of openings closer to [location] that you feel I would be well suited for, I would welcome a referral."
Saying what you mean, clearly and politely, is usually the best answer.