how to handle an out-of-town interview by Alison Green on January 2, 2013 If you’re invited to interview with an out-of-town company, you’ll need to do more preparation than if you were interviewing locally. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about seven things to think about as you prepare for an out-of-town interview. You can read it here. (And yes, I totally stole the idea for this topic from the first question posted in last month’s open thread.) Speaking of out-of-town interviews, they’re often incredibly hard to get, because employers often prefer local candidates when they have the choice — and in this economy, they often do have that choice. Long-distance job-searching can be a huge pain in the ass, so here’s an older column with some advice on how to job-search long-distance.) You may also like:update: my company is threatening to strand me out of townwhy should employers care about my long commute?can I turn down a Skype interview and suggest a phone call instead?