Tips for Out Of Town Job Interviews

Have you set your sights on a new position to grow your career? This can be an equally daunting and stimulating process. If you’ve determined that the advancement opportunities are limited in your current position, striking out to a new position with a new company may be your only option to growing your career. Follow these recommendations from the Human Resources professionals to ensure your job interview is a huge success.

If you’ve been selected for an interview that takes place in another city or across the country, you may well be a bit intimidated. Remind yourself that you’ve been selected for the interview because the hiring manager has determined that your skill set and experience meets the qualifications for the position. The interview is an opportunity for the company to meet you, get to know your demeanor and motivation.   More often than not, if the interview is out of town, the hiring company will make arrangements on your behalf for travel and accommodations. If this is not the case, confirm that your expenses will be reimbursed and make the necessary travel arrangements on your own. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and make a reservation at Extended Stay America.  Plan to travel the day prior to the interview. This will give you leeway should there be any delays in your flights. Confirm whether someone from the company will pick you up at the airport, or if you’ll need to rent a car. Designate a place for all of your receipts or download them to a receipts App.

Finally, prepare to put your best foot forward during the interview. Prior to your departure, conduct as much research as possible on the company and hiring manger. Start with the company’s website. It will provide insight into the product lines and service commitments. Make a list of questions you may have for the hiring manager. The most important thing to wear to the interview is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Best of luck to you!