I was offered a phone interview from a big investment company scheduled next week. The recruiter also told me about attending the Meet-and-Greet event which is 2 hours long. However, I don't live in the city where the meet and greet event is taking place :/ so I would have to buy tickets , book a hotel room all could reach 300$ expenses.
My question is, how crucial are those Meet and Greet events? if I don't attend, would it harm my chances of getting the job ? even if i do well in the phone interview?
this is going to be my first official job interview !