What should I do if I’m asked to travel out of town for an interview?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Career counselor Karen Chopra explains how to travel out of town for an interview.

    Host: What should I do if I'm asked to travel out of town for an interview?

    Karen Chopra: Normally, if you were being asked to travel for an interview, the company is going to make all the arrangements. They will make your travel arrangements, they will make your hotel arrangements. If you need a rental car, they will take care of that, but don't assume that or ask how the arrangements are going to be made. If they ask you to make the arrangements, confirm that they are going to reimburse you. Ask what limits there are, because normally companies have certain limits on how much you can spend on a hotel room, on air fare. But to sit down and ask as many questions as you need to, to make it clear. When did they expect you to be there? How long does it take to get from the airport to the location? What are you going to do if the flight is late? Just be ready for all of those logistical things that can happen when you are traveling from one place to another. But it is quite typical in this day and age for companies to want to bring into their location so that you can meet lots of people. So be ready for that.