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Are you willing to travel?

1 of 17 Direct Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on June 29th, 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

If the position in question requires travel, it will likely mention in the job posting. If you applied, knowing that some trips were needed, then - of course, you are okay with travel! But before blindly agreeing to any travel, you can ask the interviewer the percentage of travel expected in the role. Be sure to clarify day trips versus overnight travel. If you have limitations, this is the time to bring those up.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I did see that there is some overnight travel in this role. Could you clarify for me what percent of the month I would spend on the road?"

Admin
Answer example

"Although I have never traveled for work, I do not have any personal circumstances that would get in the way of the odd travel request. Could you share with me more details on these potential travel needs?"

Manager
Answer example

"Currently, I manage two warehouses which require some day travel from me, twice per week. I am completely comfortable with travel for work. Could you provide me with more details on your travel needs such as locations, and amount of time spent on the road?"

Marketing
Answer example

"I have traveled for conferences and larger client meetings. As long as the requests are in enough notice to make personal arrangements, I am more than happy to accommodate. Could you give me an example of the average travel time for this role?"

Retail
Answer example

"I am willing to travel, yes. I think it would be great to visit other locations and get to know your team across the state. Any additional details you have on the travel requirements would be helpful."

Sales
Answer example

"As a seasoned sales professional, I refer to myself as a 'road warrior!' I am on the road, with overnight travel, about 60% of the time. With that said, I would like to cut back on that a touch. When your job posting mentioned about 40% overnight travel, I thought that was perfect."

Teacher
Answer example

"Teachers do not travel too often, so I certainly welcome the opportunity whether it's to assist when your athletic teams make nationals or to attend education-related conferences. Some notice is, of course, appreciated - but I will always do what it takes to succeed in this role."

Millwright
Answer example

"I travel from site to site on a daily basis in my current role. I am very used to it and quite enjoy that part of my current position."

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.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Published: 06/29/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date

View user-submitted Answers

Are you willing to travel?
1.
No problem, but not much. Upto certain average level. May be 20 to 30 miles a day.
2.
Yes, up to 50 percent of the time.
3.
Yes, when there are times when travel is needed.
4.
Yes I am willing to relocate.
5.
Absoutely, rather than restrict myself to one place i'm prepared to travel to wherever the best job may be.
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