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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.

Career Advice Articles
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I’ve waitressed in the US and Australia, here’s why Australia is way better. Hands down.

by Rebecca Bellan

How to travel without ruining your career

by Atlas & Boots

5 important tips to get started in podcasting

by Jason Moore
1

7 red flags when considering an international volunteer program

by Eric Hartman
2

After college: Why travel is right for your career

by Global Goulets

Feeling the urge to do good abroad? Here’s how volunteer agencies are taking advantage of you

by Eric Hartman
3

Why you shouldn’t work 9-5

by Sean Kim
36

10 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

by Jacqueline Kehoe
1

If your current job is sh*t, turn it into fuel

by Jacqueline Kehoe
4

The importance of developing your own ethics in travel journalism

by Joe Baur
2

Trying to work as a gringo in Latin America was so frustrating. Here’s what helped me adapt.

by Karolina Goralska

10 tips on taking your first press trip

by Jacqueline Kehoe
1

I gave up my 120k job to build a skate park in Cambodia

by Yahoo! Travel
1

8 reasons a work exchange is the best way to travel

by Rebecca Bellan
3

8 reasons you should pay to volunteer abroad

by Lynn Spreadbury
8

How to explain gaps in your resume because of travel

by Jill Kozak
8

How to (really) find a job overseas

by Elaina Giolando
1

10 things you need before volunteering for disaster relief in Nepal

by Jennifer Gracey
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