- You will be exposed to opportunities you would otherwise have ignored.
- Your range of job choices will instantly be expanded. Everybody on Earth knows we live in a tough job market, so the more options you have, the better.
- Some jobs offer the option to telecommute, so you might not even have to travel at all. You should consider this option as you browse jobs that might seem far away.
- Being willing to travel farther than you might prefer will show that you are flexible. It goes without saying that this is an important trait to have as an employee.
- On a personal level, it's a good idea to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. You'll never grow, otherwise.
- Besides the "I don't want to drive that far" factor, there is the issue of money. The longer you drive, the more gas you use; the more gas you use, the more money you are going to spend.
- Long commutes can lead to exhaustion. You might not realize it, but driving back and forth five times a week can really take its toll on you; and don't even get me started on traffic.
- Being willing to travel far for work does make you appear flexible, but some organizations might not want to hire someone who would require a long commute. This isn't always the case, so you should make sure before you apply.
- Going back to the exhaustion point, you are going to have to wake up much earlier than you might normally. Depending on your personality, this might be a problem.