Interviewing for LA position. Want to be in NYC. What to do?
I have 1.5 years of experience and am interviewing for a senior analyst /position. This role checks all the boxes for me except location. To remain anonymous and not give a way too many details, I've been hard pressed to find many other large-scale, well-recognized companies that offer what this particular role offers (at least in relation to what I am looking for). I can think of maybe 3-4 more, large scale companies that would fit my somewhat unrealistic criteria, but even then I'd have to get quite lucky for positions to open at those firms and for me receive interviews with them and move forward in the process. Point of saying all this is that I'm already somewhat lucky in the fact that I was able to land an interview with one of the 4 companies I was interested in. I'm interviewing for the LA based role. The firm is headquartered in NY and this LA team works directly with the NY team. I really really want to be in NYC, especially in my 20s, but also really want this role. Does anyone have suggestions on how to proceed here? Should I go through the process without mentioning NYC and basically interview for the LA role and then if I actually receive an offer, I bring up this desire of mine? I'm worried if I bring it up right now (in the midst of the process), they might axe me for a lack of interest and I wouldn't want to be taken out of the running.