The distance a graduate will travel to attend a job interview is shorter than many might expect, according to new figures.
A survey – by Totaljobs.com – revealed that on average graduates will only travel 35 miles to meet a prospective employer. That’s the equivalent of London to Reading, which is a 30 minute train journey. Or Manchester to Chester, which can be done in just over an hour.
Only one in six graduates said they would travel 100 miles for an interview. To many, this will be surprising – considering many graduates’ reported desperation to find any work they can. But Graduate Fog’s users tell us that train tickets and petrol costs incurred during journeys to interviews are rarely reimbursed by employers, and the costs can quickly add up if you’re not working applying for multiple jobs simultaneously.
How far would you travel for an interview? If not far, what’s stopping you from travelling further – the time, the cost of the journey or something else? If you’re simply looking for a job close to where you live now, why wouldn’t you consider moving further away for the right position? Tell us what you think below.