Building skills on a gap yearPosted: 13th of October 2015 by
A gap year is a life-changing experience for any individual. Yes! I bet you hear that all the time right? However when carefully planned a gap year can have an enormous impact on your professional, academic and personal development.
Ultimately it is about broadening your perspective on life and gaining qualities that you can utilise in whichever environment. A gap year can be as much about testing your limits as well as giving you an incredible experience. there are no limitations on what you can taught the potential for growth is endless so it is definitely worth giving a thought or two.
What can you gain from a gap year?
If you’re considering a gap year, it helps to ask yourself what you are hoping to gain from it and most importantly how the experience you gain could boost your CV. Many skills gained from a gap year vary you may already have certain attributes for instance time management, problem solving and communicating but it is all about building your skills up that sets you apart from others in your position.
Getting used to not being at home
Adjusting is one of the major factors that students face whilst adapting to university life. A gap year is often a good opportunity to adjust earn some money and adapt gradually to living away from home. The important factor is it would give a real taste of different sectors and works environments, potentially allowing you to target specific areas for future studies or your career focus.
Boosting your CV
Let’s not forget a gap year highlights the skills you can offer you future employer which ultimately makes you more employable, it is a very useful selling point in today’s competitive job market.
Now all you have to do is consider the opportunities that will come your way whether abroad or at a local business. The skills gained through a gap year are ones that will help really secure a future for you.
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