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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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How do you feel about relocation or substantial amounts of travel?

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    How do you feel about relocation or substantial amounts of travel?

      How to Answer

      This reply should be pretty simple for you, depending on your situation. Whether you are flexible or not, in regards to travel, and even relocation, it's essential, to be honest in your answer. If you are unsure, it's okay to let the interviewer know that you are open to ideas in the future.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Relocation is something that I would consider in the future, depending on the circumstances and the opportunity. As far as travel goes, I am open to some overnight travel as required."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "At this point in my life I am not interested in relocating, but things can certainly change. Could you share with me the travel requirements in this position?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I recently relocated to this city so, moving again I hope is not in my near future. As far as travel goes, I am very open to overnight travel. I realize that you have a few locations in this state so if you need a manager who goes between locations, I can certainly accommodate."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "Much of what I do in the digital marketing realm can be done from anywhere in the world. I can travel to accommodate any of your needs in this role. For relocation, that is not in my plan, but I am open to discussions."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "Your company has many locations, and I am open to working in a variety of them. With that said, overnight travel is difficult at this time with my school schedule."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "As a business development professional, I am no stranger to overnight travel. Currently, I travel about ten nights per month. Do you have a travel schedule in mind for this role? As far as relocation goes, nothing is off the table at this time."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "At this point in our lives, our family would be unable to relocate. However, I am very open to travel to conferences, teacher training opportunities, and more."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am quite flexible about relocation and traveling. I think relocation or traveling are great ways for me to expand my horizons and learn different practices in different regions. It is vital for green hands, like me, to learn different methods in a different culture and keep growing in different places."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You sound very open to new experiences and opportunities; music to an interviewers' ears :) Well said.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am excited about both."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Enthusiastic - I like it! If you are accustomed to traveling for work, try speaking a bit about that.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Relocation is one of the reasons I applied for this position. I have lived in Vanuatu before, and I left with the intention of gaining further skills and experience to bring back one day."

      Chad's Answer

      You sound excited about the opportunity to relocate! If you have experience traveling for work, include a statement about that.

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