Jun 24, 2019 - 06:42 PM
In addition, you can present your travel time as a chance you took to experience different cultures, which helped you to become more diverse and creative in your thinking.
You could, for example, talk about business practices you witnessed in Asia that might also work in the U.S. Or, perhaps you learned a new language that may help the employer in communicating with overseas clients or even remote employees. If you do plan to take the time off, keep up with your network. It's a way to ease back into employment when you return or possibly land a freelance gig.
Taking a year off can certainly impact your career, but it may be the best move if you're in a career rut or believe you're simply in the wrong career. Traveling can be a chance to think about what you truly want before making an energized and enthusiastic push to get a job you'll love when you return.