So from the company’s standpoint, you weren’t qualified enough to be a traveling dumpster diver?
Okay, that’s a new one for me. What I do know, from being a project manager and traveling up to 60% of the year, is that people who take a job with extensive travel often decide it’s not right for them. Or their spouse isn’t happy and forces the decision.
So from the company’s standpoint, hiring twentysomethings who are single, or married without kids, is a better gamble that the new hire will still be in the position 18 months from now.
Sometimes there is information that is to your advantage to share in an interview but that for legal reasons they can’t or won’t ask you. There was probably things that could’ve been said during the first interview to reassure them,
“All of our kids are out of the house and my spouse wants to spend more time visiting an out of town relative, so this job fits perfectly with our current life situation.”
It’s probably too late to convince them that traveling wouldn’t be a problem, but if you have a convincing argument that hasn’t been expressed before maybe it could change their minds.
Curious. What exactly does one do in a typical day as a Client Representative for an Energy and Sustainability Management company?