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Should I list 2 years of travel as "Experience" to fill in employment gap?

by Char
(San Diego)

I have been unemployed for nearly 2 years because I have been traveling throughout the US. I am now actively seeking to get back into the workforce but I would like to explain the gap in my employment history.

How can I (if at all) list the travel experience on my resume?

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Sep 23, 2009
Cover Letter Might Be Better
by: Kathi

Char... I'm not sure it makes sense to list your travel as work experience on a resume (or anywhere else), unless you actually did volunteer or paid work during that interim. I think a better place to mention it is in your cover letter, as an explanation of your employment gap. In there, you can also discuss what you got out of the experience (that would be relevant to an employer), such as new skills, knowledge, etc.

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