Growing up, I always knew I wanted to travel.
I also knew, that it would require me to have lots of money.
So I strategized.
I worked hard in school. I got good grades. I got a scholarship to college.
I started a full-time job when I was 19 and graduated when I was just 20.
I had a full-time job AND made enough money to afford my inexplicable need to hop on a plane whenever I wanted.
Or so I thought.
Traveling requires money.
And to have money, you need a job.
But to be able to KEEP your job and therefore KEEP having money, you can’t just spend weeks at a time traveling.
Dissappointing, I know.
I think that today, more than ever, young people want to travel.
More than ever, they want to see the world.
And they want to do so while they’re young and have no kids and while they still have their friends from college to go with.
But it’s kind of hard to do that if they have no money. And if they HAVE jobs and therefore HAVE money, it’s STILL hard, because they just don’t have the time to do it.
They can’t just start a new job, walk into their boss’ office, and ask for a month off because they need to go see Europe.
That’s not exactly what employers want to hear.
So more than ever, young professionals are seeking out jobs that allow them to travel.
They’re seeking jobs that advertise in their job descriptions: 70-80% travel.
Because they haven’t seen the world yet!
And they want to. Desperately.
So jobs that let them do that are instantly the most attractive. They’re the most exciting.
That’s why I really liked this contest that I came across…
It’s called Around the World in 80 Jobs, sponsored by Adecco, a leader in full-time and temporary staffing solutions.
Essentially, the contest is giving eight winners the opportunity of a lifetime.
Eight winners will have the chance to explore the world while gaining on-the-job experience.
Check out the video below and if you’re interested, you have until May 20th to enter.
Sooo…What do you think? Share your thoughts and comment below for a chance to win a $100 Banana Republic Gift Card.
What’s your dream job? What’s your dream location?
Would you LOVE to travel or am I the only crazy person who wants to?
Giveaway sponsored by Adecco.