Optimizing onsite interview scheduling
Living in Maryland and looking to move to Seattle. I'm looking to apply to the following companies:
I have a couple of questions:
1) As a remote candidate, I have no idea how I should go about scheduling these interviews. I've heard that G/MS can take 4 to 6 weeks to go from onsite to offer, and that the others can be anywhere from 2 weeks to same day. For this set of companies, what's the optimal grouping/batching such that I end up with the most offers in hand at the same time?
2) Once I start scheduling interviews, how do I actually get two or three companies to interview me in a given week? For example, my plan is to apply to Google and if I'm scheduled for an onsite, move the return flight back a day, contact MS recruiters and let them know I'll be in town for G interviews. I guess I'll just pay for that hotel night out of pocket.
Any advice? If you were remote, how did you manage to get all your offers in hand at once?
$145k TC / 9 YOE (TS security clearance, if that changes anything)