I will graduate college in a couple of months and have already been on a couple of interviews last year. As I am doing some preparations, I was wondering about something. Before the interview, the formal exchange of mailing/phoning, is it okay to mention you'd prefer to work some place close to home?
For example would a recruiter/HR person be appalled to read on my LinkedIn profile when he/she read - or later hears - I want to work some place close to my current home.
It's a reasonably important factor to me right now. I'm okay with making a bit less than if I would have found a job in one of the bigger cities in my country.
Is it ever okay to mention this? On your LinkedIn profile? Personal website? During an interview? Or should I just keep it to myself and filter companies I dislike overall?