For many of us, finding a job that lets you travel can sound like a dream. It’s the perfect way to step out of your comfort zone and explore cities without the dreaded travel bill. And then there are the points! Travel frequently for business and you’ll be rewarded in leisure travel options with points.
But how do you go about getting a job that lets you travel? Read on for our top tips!
Get familiar with another culture or learn another language.
This is always a huge boost to your resume, and expands your horizons to explore new places and cultures. If you speak another language, you’ll be the first to be considered if you have a client or opportunity in a city or country where your clients speak the language. Duolingo is a great place to start, and it’s free!
Figure out who your clients will be, and where they are located.
Working at a company with national or international clients will allow you more opportunities to travel. Scope out the clients online or ask the hiring manager what clients you will be working with. Then check out where their HQ is located.
Consider working abroad.
There are thousands of opportunities and booming ex-pat communities for Americans working abroad.
Consider a career path that naturally allows you to travel.
This can be in consulting, sales like software, legal like discovery and litigation, or travel-service companies, like hospitality or booking agencies. Of course, if you work for an airline, you’re bound to get tons of travel perks.
Search the keyword “travel” in your job searches.
Look for jobs that specify travel opportunities. This can be a super simple filter to add on most job search sites.
Don’t be afraid to ask.
Talk to the hiring manager and ask if there are other opportunities to travel. No opportunities? Consider negotiating more vacation time.
Consider remote work.
You can also search this filter on most job sites. Remote work allows you to travel whenever, wherever. Check out places like UpWork who are connecting remote workers and companies to do good work.
If you haven’t found the perfect job, pick up interesting projects while you travel.
Jolly will help you find gigs and projects while you travel. Jolly is a professional network for freelancers, where you can build a profile and grow your network. Search for opportunities by city and find work before you even begin your next adventure.
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We want to hear all about your adventures in business travel. Please share how you scored a job that lets you travel in the comments below.