As I begin the headhunter conversation process, I had a question regarding location. I'm primarily interested in MM PE funds, many of which are not located in major cities-- that's totally fine for me as I'm more of a small town person. Is it ok to express that I'm genuinely open to most cities, regardless of location? I'm more about the job opportunity rather than location.
Additionally, I'm imagining PE funds in non-major cities care a lot about interest in their location. Would it be compelling if I stated the above rationale when responding to questions on that topic? I'm not keen on lying and saying I have friends or family in XYZ city, though I guess it is a white lie... Would love to hear how others have approached this topic and if it's a major issue.