Why Travel Will Look Good On Your CV


So many time I hear about people who would love to travel more but are concerned about the impact that taking an extended trip might have on their careers.  Quitting your job and doing a Gap Year can leave you quite nervous on how travelling the world can be classified as “experience.” Breathe, businesses need experienced people who know other cultures, have a desire to learn, are motivated, speak another language, and are willing to move around. As a traveller you have this qualities! Use your travel experience to differentiate yourself. Put it in the cover letter –  it will allow you more space to explain the story behind it.


  1. Comment by Jasmine

    Jasmine Reply 22/01/2016 at 11:30 PM

    Wow I actually never thought of travelling and putting it on my CV like this – your post makes so much sense! I probably won’t be travelling for an extensive period any time soon as I have too many at home responsibilities 🙁 but it’s a good thing to keep in the back of my mind for longer holidays!

  2. Comment by Mardene Carr

    Mardene Carr Reply 25/01/2016 at 5:13 PM

    Persons who never leave the place where they were born tend to sometimes get very insular and intolerant. Travelling is a great way to learn about other cultures.

  3. Comment by Sam - Journo and the Joker

    Sam - Journo and the Joker Reply 28/01/2016 at 2:54 AM

    All great points. Travel is so enriching and a great teacher. But you really do develop an important skill set and an understanding of the world and it’s complexities. Travel makes you a more rounded person and that is always a good thing for an employer to know.

  4. Comment by Cláudia

    Cláudia Reply 28/01/2016 at 4:42 PM

    Hi Sofia…
    I am simply loving your blog:) we are a couple of Portugal that love to travel, we are currently working in Angola. But are thinking of having a gap year… But sometimes people are critical or pessimist of these dreams so you are an inspiration. Thank you

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