How do I take this?
I've been in discussions about a consulting position. I had my telephone interview and did very well in it. HR mentioned they want to take me forward and meet the hiring manager so good news.
BUT, she said that there are 3 stages and some candidates are already on Stage 3. Although she didnt outright say it but I'm thinking they're likely to make an offer to someone. Point is they want to interview me still. So I'm a little confused. They have 4 people on Stage 3. Me on Stage 1.
Is there any point interviewing? How likely (in your experience if faced with such an issue) is it that I'll move onto actually onto the next stage?
The real issue I have is that the interview will involve significant travel for me to get there and I really dont have the cash to put myself up in a hotel (firm doesnt offer this) to find out I never stood a chance with the position anyway.