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1. Posted by Lai (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

After the RTW trip, for example if the trip is longer than 6 months, does it have any affect in your career?

2. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 10y

Hi, My RTW trip was shorter than 6 months, but I have not yer returned to f/t work so have now had a break of about 18months.

The gap has made no difference on career or work . . .. I sell the gap since during the past 18months I have learnt new skills, personally developed as a result of the travelling, break and volunteer work . . . . .

Good tip, is to maintain your contacts whilst you are travelling and touch base with them as soon as you return . . even if you are not looking for work just yet.

My contacts have kept me up to date with my sector and enabled short term work opportunities whilst I review career. One of my friends I made whilst travelling has returned after a year, and has managed to get back into his old career very easily . . .

At the end of the day it depends on how good you are at selling yourself , , , , afterall a RTW trip packs in far more experiences and personal development than most jobs could ever offer!

Good luck!

B

3. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Yes, it makes you never want to have one again.

Kidding aside, I find my travel to be the most impressive thing on my resume.

4. Posted by Lai (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Thanks for your advice. Yes, you are right, the gap should not make a difference in my career. I want to try the taste - travelling is my full time career. I am sure it is very difference from a 2 / 3 week vacation.