As an American who has lived overseas many years actively pursuing roles in states other than my home state, there are many daunting aspects for my return.
My target locations are those areas where the job markets are strong: TX, NC, FL. I have a long and solid background in the Financial Services industry, most recently as a Senior Project Manager, so not C-suite nor junior.
I am currently interviewing at a company I recently worked for in my current country, where I was a contractor*, and this would be for a permanent role in the US in one of these states.
Also, I am working with HR who has interpreted point slightly differently than they were actually discussed, such as salary (which they misinterpreted a guideline range as specific request) and relocation (which they misinterpreted as "not needed").
I have politely said that would seek the right level for my experience, capability, and seniority. I am unfamiliar with salaries in the US, and this state in particular.
Anticipating that as probably the only candidate located overseas, I did not want to jeopardize my changes for this role, which is attractive, by bringing added complications from my current location. Relocation however is non-trivial in terms of logistics to get out and get settled in, cost, and time from hire to door-to-door.
I accepted that relocation will not be provided, however I am hoping, if selected among the other candidates, to secure some sort of temporary housing for a few weeks until we are settled in. HR has not responded to the distinction between full relocation and the much lesser ask of temporary housing in a corporate facility.
Having been relocated twice before I am familiar with what is usually provided: flights, packing / shipping / unpacking, 1 month of temporary housing, at the minimum. I do not expect nor have requested this.
I welcome any constructive insight, perspective, and local knowledge.
*contractors here are not well-compensated as they are in the US or UK