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    Quote Originally Posted by par92186 View Post
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    Good! Make sure you enjoy the trip home too, no matter how short, to make the money more worthwhile!

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    Just spent money on some clothes and a train ticket. I'm lucky that the consulate is very close to where I live/go to uni. It's roughly a 30 minute trip with a short walking distance.

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    I do feel bad for people who had to travel a significant distance to the interview site.
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    I spent...

    $130 on a hotel room (closer to $160 after taxes and tips).

    $20 for dinner the night before and lunch the say after.

    $50 for two hair cuts (the first one I liked a lot, but I couldn't "style" it properly and I couldn't make it look professional like my hair dresser did, so I got another easier to maintain cut).

    $120 for a tie, belt, and new pair of shoes (the tie was expensive, the belt was free with the tie due to an accessory promotion, and the shoes were on a crazy sale).

    So, it wasn't really that bad. Especially when you consider that I needed the belt, tie, and shoes.
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    I spent quite a bit when I interviewed (I don't remember how much, but I had a 4ish hour drive there, hotel room, and food costs). I don't think that's so unreasonable though, because even now, as a grown up real person, I've spend money to interview for jobs that I want. It does suck to have to spend a lot/travel a long ways, particularly when other people don't have to do that stuff, but it's pretty par for the course when job hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by par92186 View Post
    Flight from Busan, SK - Hagatna, Guam = $800USD
    Hotel for 4 nights (if i'm spending $800 for an interview, i'm going to at least enjoy some sun and beach time) = $330
    Suit/Tailor/Shoes,etc = $600

    Total = $1,730

    Hopefully not sleeping through my alarm on my interviewing date = PRICELESS

    Hope you get it, Guam only hires 1 person. Granted only like 4 people will interview though.
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    $50 in gas
    $120 hotel
    $10 dinner (takeout)
    $0 hotel breakfast
    $15 lunch
    $10 last minute passport photo for voucher.
    I was lucky enough to manage free parking.
    I don't really consider my clothing/haircut costs since they were things I had to get/use anyways (my workplace is business casual and business professional on important days. I did buy a new suit, but had shoes, tie and shirt already.

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    $0 ride to DC (friend of the family brought me)
    $85 for the bus ride back to PA
    $15 for a haircut
    Around $4 for public transport round trip to Embassy and back
    $12 for the passport photo
    $12 for an umbrella as it started pouring down rain right before the walk from DuPont circle to the Embassy.

    Not including the price of meals or public transport for the rest of my stay here, though it is adding up a bit :P but that's just luxury travel.
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    $0 to interview site (if you don't count the $70 monthly bus pass I already have)
    $5 for passport photos (though now I want to retake them because I look like a slob)
    $20 for a new shirt
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    I ended up spending a lot.

    $850 on clothes (a suit, shirt, tie, and alterations. It was buy one get one free on everything so at least that made me feel a bit better)
    $50 on toll bridges/gas
    $300 on hotel room (I could have gone for a cheaper room but I decided to upgrade since I've never stayed in the city before)
    $20ish on food while there
    $25 passport photo (For some reason I decided to get the picture taken before I shaved/got a haircut so I had to get another picture taken)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoctor View Post
    Hope you get it, Guam only hires 1 person. Granted only like 4 people will interview though.
    Wow only 1?! My interview is at 2pm, so I'm assuming I'm the last one of the day. Thanks for the heads up. I gotta bring my "A" game for sure (not that I wasn't planning not to, but even more so now)




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    It wasn't too expensive.

    $40 or so on gas.
    $115 for the hotel (Greektown Casino had a deal on the room and I got free parking.)
    $40 on dry cleaning.
    $.69 for getting the photo printed.
    $30 on food/pop.
    $1.50 for the people mover.
    And $25 in the casino.

    So yeah, it's not too expensive if you interview in a cheaper city like Detroit.

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    I flew from Belfast to Edinburgh for mine. Stayed in a B&B within walking distance of the consulate. Met up with some Scottish mates of mine and had a look around Edinburgh while I was there. Even if I didnt get the job I would have enjoyed the city break anyway.
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    Actually, my interview didn't cost as much as I anticipated. I stayed with a friend in downtown Chicago for the nights I was there so no need for a hotel, but the cab fairs added up to around $30. And then we ate at a couple restaurants, and then I had to pay for public transportation from the airport to his place and to the embassy. It must've costed around $550, so at least it was a bit lower than expected.

    I hope it was all worth it! I think my interview went really well.

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    Fortunately I already lived in London at the time of my interview for University - But I did spend about 250 quid on a decent suit and it doesn't even fit me now because I lost a pile of weight. I put it on with the trousers the other day and I looked like I was wearing clown clothes.

    (Still... Perhaps it was better to have made it onto JET and become less fat than worrying about the pennies it took to get here.)

    Like someone else said, think of it as an investment, you'll make the cash back tenfold if/when you get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenkennif View Post
    you'll make the cash back tenfold if/when you get here.
    tenfold? unless you are renting your colon out to the yakuza to be a drug mule I cant see how coming on the jet program with the new pay structure is going to give anyone anything other than crippling debt.
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    I didn't spend anything other than the lunch afterwards.


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    £30 for a 6 hour (each way) bus journey from the arse's end of the UK to London
    £5 for a new suit jacket (from a charity shop) as the one i had before was awful (still too large and bought it when i was 12)
    £40 for a three night stay in a 5 star Hostel in central London
    £7 ish for Underdground fare once i had finished travelling everywhere.
    Free ticket (won in a raffle) to 2 hour Chaun Spa and facial experience night before in central London (that was great until i puked up everywhere in the last 20 minutes...)

    I tied my trip to London for when i had to visit the British Archives, so i spent two solid days in the British Libary

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