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Professional Jobs That Let You Travel the World

… This is a guest post by Russell Emmental …

One of the best ways to expand your horizons is to travel.  It exposes you to newfound cultures, expands your mind and gives you a sense of how the rest of the world lives. These experiences can be vital in a global marketplace where businesses rely on working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Want to travel professionally but don’t know how to start? Let’s get you there.

Travelling the world is easier with the right job

How to Get a Job that Would Entail Global Travel

One of the best ways to earn a position at a company with travel perks is to pursue a post baccalaureate degree. There are countless advanced degrees from MBA’s to MFA’s, but one of the most utilitarian degrees would be a Master’s Degree in Leadership.  

This is a degree geared towards senior professionals and employees aiming for upper management. It focuses on effective leadership skills and the impact on a business’ success.

A Master’s in Leadership will enable you to do the following:

  • Recognize challenges in the workplace and the foundations of leadership.
  • Develop your leadership through evidence based decision-making and reflective learning.
  • Learn strategies designed to impact your business with positive changes.

By earning one of these degrees, you become a perfect candidate for travel-based jobs, as they require a lot of responsibility and dependency.

Once you’ve graduated, it’s time to find the occupation that suits your goals and personality. Here are some suggestions to plan for while you’re working towards your degree.

The Foreign Service

While taking a government job may not be of interest to everyone it is a great way to not only make an impact on the world, but it can also involve quite a bit of travel. Because these jobs are so rare, it is important to be as qualified as possible with an advanced degree.

Careers in the Foreign Service can include:

  • Economic Affairs
  • Management Affairs
  • Consular Affairs
  • Political and Public Diplomacy

People involved in this track generally are pursuing a lifelong career that requires being stationed at any of the 270 embassies around the world.

Consultant

This is a job that can cover a broad range of specialties. A good idea is to pursue a specialty related to what you earned a degree at university for followed by earning a master’s.

The reason for this is that a good consultant will have excellent analytical skills, thought leadership and a keen eye for attention to details. Thinking this way also tailors your career around your personal interests.

While a consulting career will often take you to the client’s location, the travel won’t always be international. This is why people who wish to see the world should join a consulting firm with a global footprint.

Once you have found a job at a consulting firm you can inquire about any rotations through foreign offices. Or you can work with a company whose headquarters are located abroad like many publishing houses.

Events Manager

This is a great career for anyone who enjoys hospitality. While most events planners work locally, there are many who cater to high-end international clients like the companies that host the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony or the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Prize.

A degree in leadership with a specialisation in hospitality would make you a perfect candidate for this type of career. It not only would enable you to travel around the world regularly but it would afford you the chance to rub elbows with famous people from time to time.

Travelling the world is a wonderful experience, and the easiest way to see the world is by working as a tourist. Getting an education that can facilitate this desire is one of the easiest and quickest ways to finding yourself in a career that will take you around the world.

 

This post has been brought to you by Deakin University. 

Thinking about living abroad? If you’re Australian you may also like to check out this post to see how living in Australia compares to living and working overseas.

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