We all know the excitement of scoring that fresh and exciting new job. You’ve worked hard to get there and you can’t wait to get started and make your mark. Right? Well actually, no. While the old wives tale may have some merit, we’re going to say that finishing one job and going straight into the next without any kind of breather, might not be the best idea. Enter the rise of the jobbymoon...
Moons are holidays you take around exciting times in your life – for weddings, for babies, and we think new jobs should definitely be added to that list. It’s a big moment in your life and it should be celebrated by a holiday. It’s the perfect time to hit refresh and take some time out before you start your new gig.
Sasha Tsibulya, PR Manager says it’s the best thing she ever did, “You come with a refreshed mind. It allows you to take all of the stresses away from your previous job, refresh and reset.”
Taking a break helps you start your job with a fresh mindset, ready to tackle new challenges. With most roles we are usually taking a bit of a step up and taking a break helps you start your new job with a clear head, ready to focus and excel.
“It takes you a little while to get over the stresses of your last job and then you can relax and get excited about your next role. It doesn’t feel quite so mundane” says Sasha.
While taking a few weeks out at home may seem like a productive way to get some time out, it just isn’t the same as jetting off to somewhere faraway (or closer to home if money is an object). Your time at home is likely to be eaten up doing life admin and this doesn’t quite cut it when you need a moment to de-compress after leaving your current position.
Heading overseas will not only re-energise your creative thinking and inspire you, but it will also make you more interesting to your new co-workers. It’s so much easier to bond when you’ve got a ton of interesting and fresh travel stories to share. Travellers are also 47% more likely to actively seek out new friendships, which will be a great help in the workplace. You know you’ll be facing a ton of run of the mill, small talk questions and coming off an exciting trip will give you heaps to talk about, just remember to not be chatting everyone’s ear off about the life changing month you spent in India all day long.
It may seem like a luxury to spend some time travelling between jobs, but once you know the power of travel it will seem like a necessity! In fact, your future job satisfaction may depend on it. Contiki’s Power of Travel study found travellers 62% more likely to be satisfied with their employment opportunities, whilst 73% of travellers indicated they are more confident and can perform efficiently on different tasks at work as a result of having travelled..
Moral of the story, taking time out between your new roles will not only prepare you for your next challenge, make you more confident and less stressed, you’ll also be happier in every aspect of your life! Sounds like a no-brainer to us!