It seems that anytime I mention to someone that I don’t live in any one single location and that I travel frequently (a month here, several months there, etc), many people immediately think about some backpacker who lives in a tent/hostel, goes to sightseeing every single day of the year and is distracted all the time. Of course this is not true as many people, including me, live in normal apartments, planning takes very little time and this lifestyle doesn’t affect the ability to do full-time work in any way.
In a job interview context, how do you best explain what digital nomad means and why it is an advantage? Think answers to questions like “So, where are you based?” or “Where are you right now?”, etc.
Have you ever been rejected based on the fact that you are a nomad (have no single fixed “home”)? If so, how common is that?
Did you consider just lying and saying that you are in some other city? After all, there is no way of knowing your real current location and if it makes the interviewer more comfortable in hiring you and paying you more (many people feel it’s ok to pay more to someone just because they live in more expensive city), why not take advantage of it? They’ll never know as long as the timezone is the same.
EDIT: I work as a software developer.