When I was 20 years I took a gap year from university and moved to the other side of the world without a safety net. I didn’t have a job. I didn’t have a place to stay. I didn’t know anyone and I had no savings. Not only did it turn out the best personal growth development move I’ve ever done, but also the best career move.
It turned me into a problem-solver.
There are many different reasons why I believe solo travelling should be considered as a valuable point of merit on your resume. Not only do you learn to solve problems, you also learn to fine-tune your decision-making processes and be smart with money.
Solo travellers across the world share some common traits that are great for business. If I was a recruiter, I would always view solo travelling as a substantial area of merit. Setting aside the experience and hard skills required for the role – which are, of course, prerequisites – solo travelling should be viewed as a quality stamp for certain personal traits, especially in a world where Global Leadership becomes increasingly important.
Below are 7 reasons why you should hire a solo traveller.
1. They Are Independent, (Mostly) Unafraid Self-Starters
In order to travel solo, you’re either independent by nature or you’re forced to learn to stand on your own two feet. This makes solo travellers an independent bunch who challenge themselves to go outside their own comfort zone.
They are not afraid to do what they believe in. Going against the norm, getting out of the hamster wheel and going on a “work and travel” adventure requires some