As more and more companies globalize to enter new markets and the digital nomad trend solidifies as part of our modern work culture, we see a rise in demand by employers for certain types of skills. These include being able to adapt to different work environments, cultures and settings, effectively leading teams abroad, and understanding the importance of good cross-cultural communication.
Many of these skills can be acquired by meaningful travel experiences including study abroad, volunteer work, teaching in a foreign country or simply taking a gap year to immerse yourself in another culture. Whether you’re considering travel, are currently abroad, or getting ready dive into a new job search after taking a gap year, knowing how to list your experiences, skills, and accomplishments acquired will help turn your travels into an asset for your potential employer.
To help, we thought we’d share this comprehensive guide on how to categorize travel and best highlight the skills relevant to your career. In addition to expert advice and best practices, this guide includes tips and examples on how to word your experiences.
By following these tips, you’ll not only be able to explain a career gap without raising any red flags, but also help your resumé stand out from the rest of the applicant pool.
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You’ve just received word that your job is going to switch to the fully remote paradigm. That means no more travel expenses or traffic, no more rushing frenetically from place to place, and no more of the crushing outfit dilemma you’ve faced with each new day.
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