Mar 08, 2017 07:28 AM EST
One may think that having a career can ruin your travel plans. While it is true that pursuing your career, especially for fresh graduates, will require more effort and time to nourish, there are still benefits that travel can bring to your professional life.
It was previously reported that fresh graduates need to take a step back and evaluate what they truly want to do in terms of their career. This can help determine the kinds of jobs that they can apply to.
This is because, as much as possible, fresh graduates should be strategic and apply for jobs that will give them a jumpstart on their career. This job should get their foot in the door of their chosen field or industry.
Lifehack.org shared six ways that traveling can help fresh graduates. Getting to know other people from different cultures can help mold you into a better professional.
It helps develop open-mindedness
Traveling to places where the culture is vastly different from the one you grew up in can help open your mind to how diverse the world truly is. It will expose you to various languages, cuisine, customs and social norms.
It helps with communication
The language barrier, while frustrating, can actually help you learn different ways to let the other person understand the message that you want to convey. This is a useful skill to have in the workplace.
It helps develop global competence
Traveling can give students and fresh graduates a deeper level of understanding for international issues. This can help you develop the ability of being able to work with different types of people.
It provides the chance to learn a new language
Globalization has become much easier in today's modern world. Learning a new language can set you apart from the rest of the pack.
It develops stress management skills
The business culture in the U.S. is notorious for being stressful. Other countries value relaxation and family time. Sweden even did a trial on six-hour working days and it was found that it resulted to happier and healthier employees, The Guardian reported. By being able to observe the things that workers of other countries do, students can use what they learn to cope with stress when they come back home.
It will cultivate creative thinking skills
Traveling can help recharge your mind, body and spirit. There is a lot of inspiration from all over the world and it can help you think out of the box.
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