The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year ...


Having done it myself (many many moons ago), I can personally testify to the benefits of taking a gap year. It serves a number of purposes – especially if you’ve left high school, college or university not really knowing what you want to do next. It is also the brilliant opportunity to see the world, learn more about yourself and get some life experience before you settle down into the role of a responsible adult. So those are the reasons why, but what are the benefits?

1. Make Your Resume Shine

A gap year will help you to beef up your resume and make it shines - it's your one chance to impress an employer before being called to an interview. Gaps in a person's employment record are no longer regarded as suspicious lapses. According to recent studies, 88% of gap year students said their time off had made them more employable. Multinational employers recognize the benefits of a gap year: they want staff who can deal with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, are not afraid of change and new situations - gap year students fit that bill.

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