career break Travel Articles

Have You Taken a Career Break ?
Have You Taken a Career Break ? We already know that a career break can change your life but it wasn’t until recently that they have become popular in countries such as the United States. Ten years ago, a career break would have been considered a career suicide. And nowadays with the still uncertain economy, many assume that people should be happy with the job they have and not risk losing it. Even if you fancy such an experience there are a lot of logical reasons not to do so. It’s scary to think that you leave a somewhat stable situation behind and choose the unknown. And what about when you get back home? How would you get another job? That’s why people are looking for inspiration and examples of those who have already chosen to take a career break. They haven’t just left everything behind, many went on self-discovery journeys , whether they planned it or not. In many cases, the feeling that something was “missing” sparked the idea of traveling the world and taking a career break. Did you take a gap year or have you taken a career break? At one point in my life I was not happy with where my professional life would take me and decide to go back to a hobby: writing. I was un-employed and searching for freelancing gigs, […]
This Week on BootsnAll: Have You Considered a Career Break?
This Week on BootsnAll: Have You Considered a Career Break? If you’re among the travel-obsessed, you’ve probably – at one point or another – dreamt about the idea of quitting your job to travel the world. One thing that may have stopped you from handing in your notice is that idea that taking off for a few months or years of traveling is career suicide. What would a prospective employer think or your year off? Would they view you as immature, impulsive, or unreliable? As it turns out, many employers now see travel, and extended career breaks, as positives on a resume. And more and more people are realizing that taking a break from their job can actually help their career in the long run. This week, we’re taking a closer look at career breaks. On Tuesday, we’ll start off with a fun look at some travel activities that can help you de-stress from your job. Then we’ll talk to some people who have taken career breaks, and see how it affected their lives. And later, we’ll help you beef up your resume, by highlighting job skills that you can gain from long term travel. But first, read a bit more about career breaks, and find out about an event you can’t miss if you are considering one: 10 Reasons to Take a Career Break and Travel Why It’s Not […]