Your travel experiences can help your career only when you know how to adjust your skills in your resume and build an exceptional resume.
In order to write a killer resume and nail the interview, you should outline what you have learned and how this knowledge will help you on the job.
To get you started, here there are 5 key skills that someone with travel experience should highlight in his/her resume and interview.
1. Your communication skills
Undeniably, someone like you who has many travel experiences, he/she has managed to communicate in many unfamiliar languages and cultures from buying a train ticket to ordering a coffee and meeting so many and different people improved your communication skills so communicating in the workplace will be a piece of cake!
2. Your willingness to think outside of the box
A travel blogger has many stories to tell such as where things didn’t go as planned and what did he/she did to overcome it. Describe a situation that you overcame a crisis or an unexpected situation and demonstrate your ability to adapt quickly and find creative solutions like how to get from your hotel to the airport when the roads are flooded. Any employer would be happy to hire employees with these skills.
3. Your cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding
Travelling abroad means a daily interaction with people of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds and culture. This gives you a greater sensitivity to diversity so you will always be able to find common ground with anyone, appreciate how the differences make your team stronger and have a competitive advantage in getting a job that concern about different languages and cultures.
4. Your time management skills
When travelling, you managed to schedule a weekly or monthly plan in advance taking into account several things. You also create a budget for the selected scheduled plan.
These time and money management skills will help you managing corporate budgets.
5. Your ability to take initiative and work independently
Last but not least, you work hard to plan and save for your big trip. No one was there to supervise or help you, which means that you will be fine taking on projects solo.