Career Advice

Matador sits at the intersection of travel and career, with many on our staff and in our community working as location-independent professionals. Using their experiences, we’ve produced guides to help you select, initiate, and advance careers that support and even enable your travels.

Most of the articles below discuss strategies on how to break free of the 9-to-5 cubicle gig and use your writing, photography, filmmaking, and other skills to fund your travels.

You’ll also find practical advice, such as how to make travel look good on a resume and whether a career break is the right move for you.

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Career Advice Articles
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Why New York City is no place for the young artist

by Alecia Lynn Eberhardt
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LA vs. NYC: Which is better for interns?

by Amy Scheiner
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How to settle down without losing the traveler’s ‘joie de vivre’

by Emily de Beer
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15 reasons it sucks to work from home

by Michelle Detwiler
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If you want to travel, get a job you hate

by Brooke Watson
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Why you shouldn’t work 9-5

by Sean Kim
2

How to explain long-term travel in a job interview

by Ethan Walker
1

5 things ghostwriting taught me about people

by Bryce Emley
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What to do as a freelancer when clients don’t pay

by Bryce Emley
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6 mindsets you have to dominate to become a freelancer

by Koty Neelis
3

The “5 second trick” and how to get anything done faster

by David Miller

Zen for non-hippies: How I optimize for happiness at work

by Joelle Steiniger
1

10 tricks to get quality work done and still have a life

by Joelle Steiniger
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Don’t freak out about the oDesk/Elance merger

by Bryce Emley
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5 lessons from a prolific Kickstarter

by Elly Blue
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What it looks like trying to find a job after extended travel [gifs]

by Alyssa James
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Hey Millennials, here’s why you should go into freelancing vs. a shitty desk job

by Bryce Emley
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The 5 kinds of crappy freelance clients

by Bryce Emley
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