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31. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

I gave up what was turning into a really good well paid job for travel. It was tough because if I had stayed I'd be well up a ladder at this stage.

But it didnt mean anything to me at the end of the day. I dont feel I missed out at all by choosing the path I did.
Certainly, from a career point of view, I'm not very far along for a 28 year old, but I'm not worried.....yet

Jus to sort of underline what Raven is saying there, I went for an interview just after I came home and the one thing that seemed to really impress the two interviewers was the fact that I had travelled solo in South America and worked in New Zealand. Most companies now operate on an international, or even global scale, and I think they look for employees who have the potential to uproot and work in their offices abroad. You'd be surprised how many people wouldn't ever dream of doing that, so I think travel can really add to your CV instead of detracting from it.

From my own point of view, I think I have found a way to weave my passion for travel into my work, so I'm heading happily down that route!

32. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I agree with the last couple of posts (although I don't quite know what a "more balanced approach to life on a global scale" means?!).

However when talking to prospective employers, you must "sell" your experiences in the terms of making you a more rounded, experienced person with a broad outlook and adaptable personality. You want to show how your 18 months of travel fits in to your life and career plans. The last thing you want to do is give the impression that you were a lazy sod who couldn't be stuffed working anymore and thought the idea of travelling the world and getting pissed/laid/stoned at every opportunity was more appealing (which it is)

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