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Business Travel Tips: Tips for Traveling to a Job Interview


Depending on where you live, it may be necessary to search for employment in another city or state. There also may also be a greater abundance of jobs specific to your field of expertise in another location. Regardless of the situation, traveling for a job interview is different from driving a short distance. With the business travel tips provided, your trip will be easier and more successful.

Helpful Tips

  • Who Foots the Bill? – Although this is a sensitive subject to broach, you need to determine who will be financially responsible for the trip. If you were invited to the interview, chances are good the company will pay. If you get confirmation of the company being financially responsible for your travel but you will handle arrangements, never purchase a first-class airline ticket or stay in a lavish hotel. If the financial burden remains unclear, always go prepared to pay. 

  • Proper Attire – You need a professional outfit for the interview, and always take a backup because you never know when an accident, like spilled coffee, is going to happen. With a backup outfit, you are always prepared for the interview.

  • Multiple Interviews – If you have the opportunity to travel to a different city or state to interview for a job, this would be the ideal time to set up multiple interviews. That way, if the primary job falls through, one of the others may turn into a great career. 

  • Being Prepared – Even when overly excited, be sure to get a good night’s rest prior to the interview. You should also spend time researching the company you are interviewing with so you know its history, primary executives, mission statement, and so on. This will not only make you feel more comfortable during the interview, it will also prove to the company that you are genuinely interested.

  • Know Your Way Around – Prior to traveling, do research so you know exactly how to get from one point to another. That way, you will know where the hotel is located from to the company, where nearby restaurants are, and the location of other local attractions that you might be interested in seeing while on the trip. 

Getting to the Interview

Unless the company you are interviewing with plans to send a car to pick you up at the hotel, you should think about calling a limo company. A chauffeur will know the best route to take so you never have to worry about being late. Taking a sedan to your interview will also give you extra time to relax and prepare.

Posted on Sep 10 2015

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