New Study Finds That You Are More Employable If You’ve Been Travelling
Well, this is good news...
We’ve all dreamt about chucking in the job to go wandering around the globe for a while, but concerns about falling behind on the career ladder can often be one of the biggest hold ups. Well, that, and actually being able to scrape together enough money for a flight, of course.
However, according to a new study conducted by Hostelworld, indulging your wanderlust actually makes you MORE suited for a job.
Results from a survey of 1000 people from eight different countries showed that 82% of U.K. employers believe travelling the world makes candidates more employable.
Further stats from the study include 38% of people surveyed thinking that travel boosts confidence, 37% believing it increases people skills, and 31% convinced that travellers are better at communicating.
Jeez, at this point can any of us afford to NOT go?
“We know that for some people employment can be a barrier to travel — whether it be young adults wanting to get on the career ladder, or those further down the line with mortgages to pay — but our research shows that this doesn't have to be the case.” said Feargal Mooney, Hostelworld CEO.
“Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, and those who ignore the desire to see the world often regret it... Whatever stage of life you're in, there's really no excuse not to get out there and meet the world.”
BRB, handing in notice, booking flights.
By Lizzie Cox
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