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

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

Written on July 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

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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
Answer example

"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?"

Manager
Answer example

"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."

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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."

Sales
Answer example

"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."

Teacher
Answer example

"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."

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: 07/29/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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