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Are you willing to travel for work?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you are willing to offer overnight or daytime travel. Mention of work-related trips may not be in the job posting. Be sure to express how willing and flexible you are (or are not) when it comes to travel. It is okay to ask questions such as how many overnights you would be expected to take, or what the overall travel schedule may be.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I understand that regular travel is not a requirement of this role; however, I am certainly willing to travel for trade shows, conferences, or client appointments as needed. Could you share with me a bit more about any travel requirements for this position?"

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"I have never been required to travel for work, but I am certainly happy to accommodate the travel needs for this position. Do you have an idea of how much travel is involved in this position?"

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"In my current position, I travel approximately six overnights per month which is a comfortable pace for me. I am willing to discuss your travel schedule further and come up with a solution that works well for the company, and my family responsibilities."

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"Much of what I do, as a Marketing Director, can be done from remote work situations so I have not been required to travel more than 10-20% of the time, in my previous positions. With that said, I am happy to discuss your requirements related to travel and accommodate the needs of this position."

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"Traveling for work is something that has always interested me. Could you share more regarding travel opportunities in this position?"

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"As a sales professional, I am accustomed to a great deal of travel. Currently, I spend approximately half of my month on the road for overnight trips. Your job posting mentioned that 40% travel would be required. Is this correct?"

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"Travel is not something that I have truly considered, as an educator, however, I am not opposed to it. If you would like to share me with any travel requirements for this position, I would appreciate that very much."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 07/26/2018
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