Traveling has been shown to improve mood, health, confidence, and also your career. Having international experience is extremely important to make a candidate look more well rounded as well as gives them a lot of skills that they wouldn’t gain staying sedentary. Traveling can not only make a huge impact in someone’s life but also in someone’s career.
When visiting a foreign country, especially somewhere that doesn’t speak your native language, you have to learn to communicate well with others. If a country is unfamiliar, you’ll have to talk to many people to learn new information like transportation or where something is, or even just get to know what cool places to go to. Communication skills are a huge requirement for most jobs and being able to talk to all types of people and have a connections with them is great for connecting with clients and customers. In addition, you’ll learn how to connect with people who don’t have things in common with you or have a huge grasp on the same language as you.
Traveling can open your eyes to a new way to look at things. Books and pictures can only teach you so much during school, traveling and immersing yourself in another culture is truly a different experience. A new perspective on the world with allow you to connect with a variety of audiences. This can give you different ideas on how to do something, bring new ideas to a product creation, as well as new advertising ideas too.
It is said that the best way to learn language is to immerse yourself into a culture. By having to communicate everyday to buy food, take transportation, as well as read signs, etc. You will be able to pick up basic language skills which definitely look good to employers. You can interact with different clients and customers from all over the world and an employer doesn’t have to hire a translator.
Traveling really does stand out on a resume and is something prospective employers definitely look at. Knowing a different language, developing communication skills, and also gaining new perspectives to help development of messaging and innovation are all great skills learned when traveling