International Relocation - how to not scare off recruiters?
Hi FGBers, I am asking for advice on how not to scare off recruiters while I look for jobs in the US from overseas. I relocated over a year ago for a job, and while the experiences have mostly been good, my partner and I have decided it's time to go back to the States. I usually operate under "Honesty is the best policy," and I've been up front about this on job applications. A recruiter from my target job reached out (yay!) and wanted to set up a chat. When I mentioned the time zone difference and my current location, the recruiter seemed to tap the brakes, mentioning unable to relocate from my city and the job is not remote. I quickly replied that I am moving back and am seeking the next career opportunity to make that happen, but then no response or scheduling. I plan to follow up 24 hours from when I received the first email. Any advice on what to say? I would rather leave compensation conversations for later on, and while I don't need massive moving assistance from overseas (most of my things are in a storage unit back home), I don't want to say I don't need ANY, in case there might be some amount on offer. Thanks for your help, ladies!