I am currently applying for a new job. The jobs I am applying for are based on the willingness to travel. In my current job I am not required to travel much (once a year).
I already had an interview and they asked me about my willingness to travel. I got really excited, because I love getting to know people from different cultures, working with them and also travelling in general. Because I was so excited about travelling the recruiter just told me that this is not for vacation! Of course this is clear to me! But after that they did not even listen to the rest of proof I gave.
The next interview will be soon. (And this is a job I am even more eager to get than the other one). They asked me about travel willingness beforehand so I carefully replied that I have studied abroad and been one a few business Trips (from my current job).
My personal situation is that my father is self-employed and therefore took me and my brothers and sisters on business trips abroad from when we were young. I really liked these travels even though I am not sure if I can compare it to general business travel.
During my studies I have been tutoring international students at my university. Some of them I visited in there home country. Even though this was private travel only, of course I got to know the culture and I oriented myself through the places.
So do you think one should mention trips like that? Or what is the recruiters intention and focus about travel willingness?