Searching for jobs with travel...

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  1. ahow628
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    Does anyone know of a job search engine that will allow you to search for travel required? I know Career Builder has a line that tells you how much travel is required, but there is no way to filter it. Hot Jobs/Monster only has that information in the actual text of the posting.

    Anyway, I would love to find a job with a week of travel a month, max, but I don't know how to find it. Anyone have an idea?

    On a side note, if you need a perfect mix of business and analytical skills with a background of risk management and it includes some travel opportunity, let me know. ;)
     
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    I would be very interested in this as well.
     
  3. bez7
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    dice.com allows you to set travel preferences in the advanced search options, but these are probably more tech aimed positions than overall open positions.
     
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    www.hcareers.com

    Hospitality industry so its a myriad of jobs. Cruise lines, etc
     
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    Clinical Research Associate for pharmaceutical companies or CROs. Travel can be up to 80%, usually domestic.
     
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    Maybe you should ask for ideas for interesting/enjoyable jobs that allow travel.
     
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    That's the way to go. I don't think you'll find what you are looking for in a job search engine.

    I can say that there's a lot of federal jobs that would allow a considerable amount of travel, some with really good flexibility, including management positions.
     
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    Corporate training and system/software installer positions also allow for a lot of travel. Sometimes too much. That's why it is more important to enjoy what you do. If you love travel, but don't like the job you'll regret it. I traveled 85-95% installing and training software, but I came to hate the job. So now I sit at a desk and travel more for fun than for work.
     
  9. Astrophy
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    I believe out of college you would qualify for a level 4 or 5 position, which only equals about $35k in pay. Plus, they give vets preference when applying for those jobs. But not a bad place to start out if you can find something interesting.
     
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    plus its relatively easy to make it to a 11 or 12 non-competively. that can be 70k-80k depending on your geographical area.

    in the job descriptions they won't necessarily disclose all the travel requirements, but if they say "TDY is required" you are basically set.
     
  11. diver90
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    Some of the larger IT, consulting and software companies have a field for % of travel on their job sites. If you have pre-sales technical skills, business analyst, training or specialist implementation skill there is often a high % of travel involved.
     
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    Astronomers have to go out to Chile, Hawaii, and the Canary Islands [​IMG]
     
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    What's an astronomer again? [​IMG]
     
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    Palm reading and zodiac stuff, right? [​IMG]
     
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    So I went on dice.com and I like their search features, but unfortunately, I am not a computer science person. I do risk management stuff and have been doing actuarial work for 10 years. I would love to do business consulting and advisory stuff. Need a site like dice but for management/executive/consulting types.
     
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    This is exactly what I was going to suggest. If you type in these keywords into most job hunt websites, you should get decent results.
     
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    I've been searching that on careerbuilder.com and monster.com, but as I mentioned in my earlier post, there is no good way to find jobs requiring some travel (25-50%). And I also tried terms like "executive job search" and "consulting job search" and was very scared to click on any of the results. I have a feeling a virus would have been imminent.

    It's too bad dice.com doesn't have some sister sites for professions other than computer science.
     
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    from you saying you have 10 yrs experience , id try theladders.com - you have to pay, but it weeds out a lot of junk. I got tired of people calling me trying to sell me something after responding to a job listing [​IMG].

    Should get good results in the consulting field....
     
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    Good travel jobs with amenable corporate policies are very difficult to secure.

    That does not mean they are not out there, but it requires a lot of searching.

    Also, you need to make sure you really do want to travel as much as a job may require. Remember, be careful what you wish for, as it one day might just come true...
    An astronomer is one who astronoms...

    ...either that, or it is a type of vegetable soup found in Italian restaurants.

    Actually, an astronomer is usually a starry-eyed person...

    ...either that, or it is a medical professional who specializes in the biological rear ends of tronoms...
     
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    Have you tried hiring a headhunter? My dad did that about 10 years ago and got a $40k pay raise for the same job he was already doing. You've got to have some desirable skills / experience, but if you, the jobs come to you instead of the other way around. And I'm sure they can customize your search to exactly what you're looking for and not waste your time with non-travel jobs.
     
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    Searching for "a job" with travel is letting the tail wag the dog. You would do better by searching for a specific field of work that you enjoy and can do spectacularly. Once identified, you should be able to move into a position with some travel.
     
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    What kind of risk management? When I go to Dice and search for keyword Risk Management, I do get a bunch of hits. Not all are IT-related.
     
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    I actually didn't search for risk management directly. I was browsing stuff in my area. I'll take a look at risk management on there tonight. I've worked as an actuary my entire career. I've done consulting, regulation, commercial and personal lines, and work for both private and public companies. I like it, but I don't love it. I would like to find something tangential.
     
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    A related field that always has lots of travel is auditing. Auditors of actuarial processes can get huge amounts of travel. if it is international travel you want quote/update/obtain multiple languages. That is a magical tool. These days Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian can all get you lots of opportunity, especially in your stated field. of course those languages will give a decent hint about where your work might take you, with the notable exceptions of Spanish and Arabic.
     
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