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Why You Should Add ‘Traveler’ To Your Job Resume

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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If you are looking for ways to make your resume stand out amongst the hundreds of other applicants, you should think about exploiting your love and frequency of travel. According to cnn.com, travel makes you smarter and wiser – and we certainly agree.

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Our shared love for travel has actually been a part of us since the beginning of time. Through the length of the Stone Age, humans were a nomadic species – savanna to forests to mountains to islands, between hot and cold, from coasts and deserts and tundra and back again. Travel has clearly played a huge role in our evolution, so could that nagging feeling of wanderlust be built into your genes? It would appear to be so.

Travel has helped us evolve into wiser, more adaptable creatures. “When you’re exposed to new experiences, your mental plasticity (rewiring, repairing) increases in a way that it doesn’t when you stay in a circumscribed space and repeat the same behavior day after day,” says cnn.com.

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If confronted as to why you included ‘traveler’ on your resume it’s important to note that travel makes us more adaptable. While traveling you are constantly faced with new ideas, situations, and challenges that force you out of your comfort zone and to think in new, creative ways. The definition of wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. That sounds like the qualities of an excellent traveler to us.

Mark Twain once wrote that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,” in his travelogue “Innocents Abroad.” And he also noted that the positive effects of travel, he added, “cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

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