Combine Travel and a Career!
Jo Mills is the General Manager of Career Analysts, an organisation dedicated to helping individuals and businesses to identify their talent and realise their potential.
She writes a regular column for nzgirl to help you all with your career worries, troubles and questions…
Each year tens of thousands of young kiwis eagerly pack their bags with Vegemite and Vogels, and head off on a magical adventure filled with travelling, work and… well, drinking.
Drifting from bar job to bar job, city to city, country to country, work is often thought of as a means to merely fund the next leg of the journey. Going to new places and meeting new people tends to be higher on the average “OE’ers” priority list than adding to their career development.
Even working in relatively ‘low skill’ jobs overseas on a casual basis will add to your skill set. Skills such as interpersonal and communication skills, self-confidence, respect for diversity, flexibility/adaptability and self-reliance are core capabilities many of today’s employers are seeking.
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