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Are you willing to travel for work?

1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on July 26th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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
Answer example

"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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 07/26/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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