Take a year off to travel

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1. Posted by ictravel2 (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have enough $ saved up that I can quit my job & just travel for a year. The only thing I'm worried about is getting a job when I return home. How do I make travelling a positive thing in an interview? Hope to hear back from someone soon.

2. Posted by Clanger (Full Member 201 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

There is absolutely no need to worry about this now, so much could happen in the meantime. You may get half way across the world and find a fantastic job in a country out there. Ask this question IF you come back.....clear your mind and get out here...its fun!!!!

3. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Travelling around the world is a life changing experience, when/if you come home and are at an interview you just explain how much more open minded you are and adaptable to change. You have so much on top of other potential employees, a life experience you can't beat!!!!

4. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Take it as it comes and don't worry about what may or may not happen when you eventually come back. Work sucks anyway, and most sain people would rather travel any day of the week than work. When you come back you'll be a changed person for the better I reckon, so hopefully they wont even bother asking you about the travel. Have fun.

5. Posted by finesilver (Full Member 63 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm an ex-recruitment consultant who is nearly 8 months in to my RTW trip and no way is travelling a negative thing on the ol'CV.

You can highlight the social skills you utilise, your organisational planning, your ability to negotiate, deal with issues and problems that arise, your financial budgeting skills to name a few.

Plus as an employer it's nice to recruit someone perm who has travelled and is now settling, paying off any debt and generally more likely to hang around for a while.

You'll never regret the choice and your employer and future clients will benefit from what you do, learn and how you grow.

Have fun :)

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