Travel the world . . . and get a bet­ter job

Daily Mail - - Camilla: Her Story -

TRAV­EL­LING the world can make you more em­ploy­able as the skills you pick up vis­it­ing var­i­ous coun­tries can boost your CV, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished yes­ter­day.

Many peo­ple fear that tak­ing time out to travel may im­pact on their ca­reer – but the re­search re­veals it can pay div­i­dends as more than 80 per cent of bosses say it makes job can­di­dates more em­ploy­able.

Ac­cord­ing to the study, al­most two thirds (62 per cent) of peo­ple who have trav­elled say their ex­pe­ri­ences helped them un­der­stand what they wanted to do with their life and more than half (51 per cent) said it helped them fig­ure out what they wanted to do pro­fes­sion­ally.

Among the top rea­sons peo­ple be­lieve that travel aids em­ploy­a­bil­ity are that it boosts con­fi­dence (38 per cent), in­creases peo­ple skills (37 per cent), helps you adapt to un­known sit­u­a­tions (35 per cent) and in­creases your com­mu­ni­ca­tions skills (31 per cent).

The re­search – com­mis­sioned among 1,000 adults in nine coun­tries by a travel firm Hostel­world – sug­gests that more than half (58 per cent) of peo­ple aged be­tween 18 and 24 are con­sid­er­ing go­ing trav­el­ling.

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