Monday, November 24, 2008

Interview for Jobs that Require Travel

jobs that require travel
Dear Job Seeker,

Do you have any experience working abroad?

Did you know that people who take the opportunity to work abroad could find themselves more desirable to employers on their return? Many employers hire candidate who have a grasp of other languages.

Employers value people who travel because it shows that they have been out on their own and communicated in difficult situations.

That’s what we call advantages, but it’s not a compulsory requirements.

Next, do you know what it takes for an applicant to get the job? There are four major steps, which a job seeker needs to take in order to get the job.

1. Prepare a working resume.
2. Understand the value of work experience.
3. Write an effective cover letter.
4. Know your interview techniques.

Today we shall go for the interview techniques and some important tips. It is generally would always looks the same everywhere around the globe.

No matter which position you apply for, the interview process is pretties much the same. If you’re applying for the jobs that require travel, please focus more on travel matters.

When you are asked about willingness to travel during an interview, be honest. There's no point in saying "yes" if you would prefer to be home five nights a week.

Also, during the interview it is normal to ask how much travel is involved. That way, you can weigh how much you would need to be on the road and make an educated decision as to whether the amount of travel required fits in with your lifestyle.

What's most important is to get a good understanding of what's involved before you are offered the job, rather than being shocked after you have already been hired.

Some quick interview tips:

1. Do research. Make sure you fully understand what the company does and what your job entails, otherwise you’re likely to make an obvious mistake.

2. Be on time - try to time your journey so that you arrive fifteen minutes early and wait out the extra time nearby. If you really cannot avoid being late, call and let them know what is happening.

3. Appearance - Good grooming and cleanliness can only work in your favor; tidy hair , clean nails, shoes should be polished and skirts and suits should be pressed. These points may be obvious but first impressions are important and they last.

4. Eye contact is often judged as an indicator of someone's self-confidence or honesty.

5. Demonstrate your skills - Give a practical demonstration of your abilities (if any) during a job interview. Remain professional at all times. Silly jokes or act in strange behavior are all guaranteed to put an interviewer off.

6. Listening - Nod your head in affirmation of what the interviewer is saying, look interested and respond when asked

7. What is your biggest weakness?
Do not show off your worst weakness. This is a difficult question to answer. Pick a weakness that is true but that won’t affect the job that you are going for. For example, you don’t like paperwork - it is a disaster for an accounting role, but is only a minor drawback for a sales position.

8. Properly behave (stay focus)
Stay focused during an interview. Don’t easily get satisfied if you think it is going well, and don’t be dejected if you feel it is going badly.

9. Do you have any questions?
Prepare a few questions to ask. Focused more on the job and the company, and use it as an opportunity to further expresses your interest in both.

Asking questions will shows that you have listened and given thought to what has been discussed during the interview. No one wants to offer a job to someone who seems bored and unenthusiastic about the role.

10. Always genuinely thank the interviewer for their time and consideration of you. It is most important that you walk away from the interview knowing that you have given it your best shot.

After the interview – it is a Follow Up!

A polite call for feedback, thanking the interviewer for his/her time and expressing your interest in the position will re-emphasize your eagerness for the role.
If you were not offered the position, knowing the reason(s) could be a valuable aid in ensuring that you are offered the next job you go for.

That’s it for today. Wish you success looking for the jobs that require travel.

c) 2008 Copyright

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