I live in Canada but am in the process of moving to NY, USA. My rent in Canada ends in a month, and that's when I will be moving to NY. I recently got a phone interview followed by a Skype interview at a company in NY, which went well. I was then called in for an in-person interview. Because I was so far into the hiring process, I decided to go all the way to NY and rent a hotel there for two days simply to do the interview.
I didn't end up getting that job. I'm back in Canada now, and I just got another in-person interview request from a different NY company.
Will it significantly hurt my chances if I tell them:
"I'm currently in Canada and will be back in US in a month. Is it okay if the first round of interviews is a phone or Skype interview? If we get further into the hiring process, I will have no problem coming in for an in-person interview."
Note: The company is looking for local candidates, so them paying for travel expenses is unfortunately not an option here. On my resume, I put down the NY address which I will be moving to next month.
I want to make it clear that I have no issue renting a hotel and coming for an in-person interview if they are a bit more serious about hiring me (if I get past the first round / technical interview).
With that said, will it significantly hurt my chances of getting the job if I say what I mentioned above?