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After the big trip They came, went... and did it! But where are they now? DID that big trip change their lives? What to do with all the travel experience and how to use it? How to get a job afterwards! Was the trip the best - or worst - thing you ever did?
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Old 25 Jul 2012
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Put this in your CV:

In the news this morning:
"An 11-year-old boy took a flight to Rome on his own from Manchester Airport without a passport or boarding pass, it has been revealed.

Liam Corcoran passed through security without being checked, before making his way on to the Jet2.com flight on Wednesday."

He had no ticket either.

I hope he puts that in his CV when the time comes - his Horizons truly are Unlimited!
I think I'd take him on straightaway. (Though he'd probably not stay for long)

Not only that, but from another newspaper:
"Liam Corcoran passed through security without being checked, before making his way on to the Jet2.com flight on Wednesday.
..... once passengers became aware that the boy was on his own, airline staff were alerted and the plane's captain informed the authorities. He ..... returned to Manchester on the same plane, where he was met by his mother at around 9pm on Tuesday."

So he's found the secret of time travel as well.
What a lad!!!!
I wonder what he did all the while he was over there?
TTR250 - London to Cape Town
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Old 3 Jul 2013
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I committed plagiarism......and it worked!

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Today I just signed an offer to become CFO of a Canadian mining company - after almost a year on the road. I wrote this on my CV and employers and recruiters loved it.

June 2011 - April 2012
Completed a solo motorcycle journey covering over 63,000 kilometres, spanning North, Central and South America, with the objective of setting and attaining challenging personal goals, and enriching my life experiences beyond the scope of the traditional corporate desk. Documented my journey at www.gregsadventure.com
I returned from a two year around Africa trip and settled into an unsatisfying job for a year. As I was revamping my resume to find a "better" job I stumbled onto this post from mustg02011. The wording grabbed my attention and I used most of Greg's wording on my resume. It turned the whole travel experience into a positive life experience, and attracted a lot of attention. I today received an offer for the position of Finance Manager for a company in the Seychelles. So to Greg.......thanks! If your wanderlust brings you to the Seychelles, look me up and the drinks are on me.
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Perhaps this thread should be updated to say what do you put on your CV and Facebook as potential employers will probably be checking both.
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Old 25 Aug 2013
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I am quite proud of what I achieved in my two years off travelling on motorbike, and just put a comment down on my CV with the dates along the lines of....

2008 to 2010. Solo motorcycle expedition, Australasia and greater Europe.

I often get asked about it, and nearly always in genuine interest rather than an inquisition type of approach.
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Old 29 Dec 2013
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I'm hoping it will be seen as a positive. My girlfriend and I will hopefully get experience in a field we're both aspiring to enter. I'm going to emphasise that I've amassed a multifaceted, global perspective on this field of work. Surely that'll place you ahead of someone who has just remained in the same town the whole time?

If it's not seen positively, who cares. Life goes on. It's all about working to live rather than living to work.
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Found the new job already during travell


I would like to attend this discussion, since I started working again 2 months ago after beeing almost 3 years out of the job and travelling.

Fist I totally agree to everybody beeing honest, that is the way, starting the job with a lie will not last for long and making anybody happy!

I was straight forward and told the employer I was looking for more, that I did need some time off, because of several reasons. (I quit my previous job, because of very hard depressions, which I did not mention in the interview.)
But not mention something isn't wrong in my pov. I said, that I had my reasons and don't regret it all. I also told them, that my life beside the work is now more important for me and that I would like to take the job, because of the great location, too. They also asked me about a potential next trip, which I didn't denie. I responded, that I don't know yet, but nothing is impossible...
I didn't lie in any way and was just myself and I think that is, what is most important!
I also had a bit of a good chance for my current job, because my experience at my last employer, which is one of the competitors. So they were really interested and flew me from Tbilisi/ Georgia to Germany and back to Tbilisi to ride my bike back home and covered all the expenses!

So for me all this is the living proof, that if you follow your dreams the success will come with it!!

My bigger problem now is the whole different life again. All the rules, the timing, the structure and so on...
I hope to find a good way to handle all this a fine and nice way!!

Good luck to everyone and all the best!

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Wink go 4 it

Tell the truth. You had the balls to give up work and go and see the world, and not only that you did it on a motorcycle. If any potential employer does not take that as a positive thing, they are not worth working for.
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