Interview Question and Answer 41 – Do You Enjoy Travelling?
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Interview Question and Answer 41 – Do You Enjoy Travelling?

Advice

This is a loaded question. It has hidden connotations and can trap the unwary. You need to think very carefully as you answer this question what any interviewer may be thinking of answers you choose to give. The problem with saying that you do enjoy travelling if the post you are going for is a static one is that the firm or company may suspect you have other ambitions lying outside their business. If the post in question involves travelling then obviously your answer would be considerably different. Do not think about this from a person angle but instead from an employer’s angle and work perspective. It is a common mistake that can occur round the interview questions where interviewees are unable to distinguish between questions linked to themselves but impact on a work type scenario.

Examples of Answers

“Yes. As part of my job I am very happy to travel and like the whole concept. I have been travelling in my job for the past 10 years and certainly have no problems either commuting into work or travelling around the world as necessary”.

Or:

“Yes. I am always happy to travel as part of my job and have travelled in the past both in my work life and my personal life”.

Or:

“Travelling is something I have always enjoyed and I like going to new places and exploring the world when I am on annual leave.”

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 17 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at www.legalcareercoaching.co.uk. You can contact Jonathan at cv@ten-percent.co.uk