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How to Land a Job Where You Can See the World

How to Land a Job Where You Can See the World
Most people spend somewhere between 21 and 35 percent of their lives working or thinking about work. That’s a substantial amount of time, and it’s no surprise people — especially women — feel more satisfied by work that taps into their dreams. For many women, setting the course of your career means setting the course of your life. This is particularly true for people who want a job that allows them to see the world.

Maybe you’re in sales and want to travel to exciting metropolises and cultural hubs. Perhaps you want to experience a new country while building your resume and network. Landing a job where you are encouraged to travel can be a rewarding and fulfilling way to build a career — and a lifestyle — that really matters to you.

Earn an Education in an Industry that Travels
There are many career paths out there that require you to travel, though some are more obvious than others. If you want travel to be a focal point of your career, consider training as one of the following:

  • Pilot
  • Flight Attendant
  • Cruise Ship Employee
  • English Teacher in a Foreign Country
  • Hospitality and Food Service

If you aren’t certain about a specific job, you can also start your training in fields that often lend themselves to travel, such as STEM careers. Science, technology, engineering, and math fields tend to be male-dominated, which means these companies are on the lookout for qualified women as employees and leaders.

Imagine working from your hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower, leading tourists on an excursion in the Caribbean, or teaching English during the week and exploring Europe on the weekends.

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If you are already established in a field, consider earning a certification that will grab the attention of the international job market. For example, if you’re in accounting, you can consider becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant. For foreign medical professionals, an ECFMG Certification can be very appealing to international healthcare organizations. Sales and trade professionals might be more marketable with a Professional International Business Certification.

Get Your Travel Ducks in a Row
Just about any job can incorporate some kind of travel. For some professions, you may have to get more creative than others. Regardless, once you are ready to start applying, make sure to follow these three important steps.

  • Manage your online reputation: It’s the digital age and that means both our personal and professional lives can be found out there on the world wide web — for better or worse. Women are more likely to be victimized by attack websites, fraud emails, and online scams. That’s why it is important for you to analyze your online reputation when searching for a job with travel. The sooner you discover an attack website, the sooner you can get the false or illegal content removed. Many women benefit from partnering with an online analysis team to help uncover the source and take legal steps to have the content removed.
  • Update your travel documents: Being able to be out the door on day one can be a top selling point for a position that requires travel. Your potential future employer will be encouraged and inspired by your ability to make an impact right away — and this means not having to wait to get travel-ready. Make sure your passport, visa, and health insurance documents are up-to-date. Research and take care of any special immunizations you need to travel to foreign countries.
  • Prepare your life at home: Have pets? A family? Own your own home? These are wonderful achievements in your life, but they can make traveling a bit more complicated. Make a plan to prepare your personal life for your professional obligations. Pet owners can ask to travel with their pet, and if not, they can hire a pet sitter or visit a boarding facility. Parents can make arrangements with their partners or co-parents that will accommodate a travel schedule. And homeowners can look into installing smart home security systems that allow them to turn on and off lights, manage temperature, and monitor security from your smartphone anywhere in the world.

Imagine working from your hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower, leading tourists on an excursion in the Caribbean, or teaching English during the week and exploring Europe on the weekends. Jobs that provide you with a chance to travel give you more than a paycheck — they give you excitement and adventure.

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Gloria Martinez

Gloria Martinez

Gloria loves sharing her business expertise and hopes to inspire other women to start their own businesses.

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