Career breaktravel is all about taking some valuable time out in order to ‘recharge your batteries'.
Many people who decide to embark on some career break travel jumped straight on to the career ladder following college or university and feel they missed out on the gap year experience. However, it's increasingly common these days for people to decide to do some career break travel even if they have already taken a gap year some years earlier. Similarly there is no average age for anyone deciding to do some career break travel - people of all ages are taking the plunge at various stages in their career.
Perhaps the biggest worry people who are thinking about doing some career break travel face is the thought that that they are going to be giving up a secure job in order to do so. For some people this isn't too much of a problem as they have decided to embark on a new career when they return anyway. However if you don't fit in to this category it's well worth asking your employer if you can take an unpaid sabbatical in order to do your career break travel. More and more employers are realising that career break travel is such a popular lifestyle choice these days that it makes sense to offer sabbaticals and avoid losing valuable employees permanently.
Even if you are not able to take an unpaid sabbatical in order to do some career break travel the likelihood is that you will eventually return home with a greatly enhanced CV - particularly if you get involved with volunteer projects at some point whilst you are away.
Being able to list your gap year experiences illustrates to prospective employers that you are not afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and, if you have done some voluntary work abroad, you are almost certain to have picked up some useful new skills too.
Once you have decided to do some career break travel the big decision you will need to make is where you are going to go and what you are going to do.
The possibilities for career break travel are pretty much limitless and entirely down to the individual. For example career break travel might involve travelling on a dream round the world trip visiting places you have always dreamed about going. Alternatively career break travel might involve spending time in just one country and possibly getting involved with a volunteer project.
In order to explore the various possibilities for career break travel it's a good idea to spend some time reading up on all of the programmes on the website.
Alternatively you could also discuss your career break ideas with one of our travel advisers - who can put together a sample career break travel itinerary for you.