Why should people consider a traveling job

Does frequent travel make you more successful?

A long weekend on a city trip, two weeks exploring a country or even a trip around the world over several months? Regardless of whether within Europe, to America or Asia: Traveling is fun! That alone would of course be reason enough to go to distant countries on a regular basis. But frequent travel also brings more success? Our answer: yes! Which properties You acquire it by traveling and like this yours Can advance your career

Which trips make you successful?

Of course you have to travel a bit in this case more differentiated consider. It is relaxing, but it will be of little use to your career if you pamper yourself for 14 days in an all-inclusive hotel in the summer and only leave your lounger by the pool to help yourself at the buffet.

First and foremost it comes down to that experience that you can make by traveling to foreign countries. The following applies: In order to really take something with you from the trip and possibly also benefit from it professionally, you should take as much as possible with you contact with new people and other cultures come. In this way, a vacation can actually become a kind of professional development.

How frequent travel makes you more successful

It is not exactly the travel itself that has a positive effect on professional success. Rather, it is the traits developed through frequent travel that can give your career a boost. The new experiences contribute to the fact that the personality develops further and experiences positive changes in the process. These Characteristics of travelers can help you become more successful.

  1. You are happier.

    Traveling is not only fun, it actually makes you happier. The feeling of having new experiences, getting to know other cultures or even just visiting sights can increase satisfaction. And that also helps in professional terms. Happy people are more likely to be remembered by those around them than their gloomy-looking colleagues. In addition, the positive charisma has an infectious effect on the environment.

  2. You trust in your strengths.

    The more extraordinary a trip, the greater your self-confidence has to be in order to master it. Travelers must be able to trust that they will find their way around an unfamiliar environment and that they will be able to cope with any difficulties in a foreign language. Such self-confidence naturally also helps in the job. Those who can convince boss and colleagues of their abilities and know what qualities they bring with them can go far on the career ladder.

  3. You can submit assignments.

    But frequent travel not only helps you build on your own abilities. It also strengthens trust in other people. A traveler is regularly dependent on the help of others: directions from someone who knows the area or information from hotel staff. These experiences promote the ability to work in a team, as you have to be able to hand over tasks to others.

  4. You have negotiating skills.

    As a traveler or tourist you are unfortunately always the target of rip-offs. The taxi driver asks three times as much or a souvenir suddenly costs an absurd price. Here it depends on a skilful negotiation in order not to be exploited. This ability can play an important role in discussions with customers, for example, but also when negotiating salaries with your own boss.

  5. You can handle conflicts.

    Anyone who has come into contact with a wide variety of people on a wide variety of trips has a great understanding that every person has their own peculiarities and small quirks. On the one hand, this knowledge can help to avoid conflicts before they can even arise. But should it come to that, understanding helps to resolve the conflict instead of seeing it as a personal attack.

  6. You have a broader horizon.

    Often it is not possible to think outside the box. Everyday life and habits have a firm grip on you and there is no view of the big picture. Frequent travel enables you to broaden your horizons. Contact with new people and other cultures gives you a new perspective on your own situation and enables you to consider possibilities that might otherwise have remained undiscovered.

  7. You take your chances.

    Regardless of whether during planning or implementation: Anyone who is traveling must take advantage of the opportunities as soon as they arise. If you hesitate too long, you may miss out on exciting experiences. Of course, this willingness to make decisions is also an advantage in professional life. Opportunities often go unused because the wait is too long. A certain willingness to take risks can help you jump over your own shadow.

  8. You are more open to ideas.

    Unpredictable events can occur again and again during a trip, which must be responded to in a relatively short time. Anyone who rejects any plan B from the start will face a problem on many trips. Those who travel a lot are better able to deal with sudden changes because they are unbiased about the possible consequences.

  9. You can leave your comfort zone.

    A foreign country, unknown people and in many cases a language that you can only speak a few memorized sentences about - anyone who travels regularly is good at dealing with unusual situations and has no problem leaving their own comfort zone. On the contrary: travelers enjoy the variety and see new opportunities in the changes. Such adaptability is a great asset in many professions.

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January 5, 2021Author: Nils Warkentin

Nils Warkentin studied business administration at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. On the career bible, he is devoted to topics related to studies, career entry and everyday office life.

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