Thank you so much to Karoline Gore for this freelance contribution!
Employment and travel is a cocktail that has become increasingly popular. As the workforce ages, the trends have started to shift from the normal office environment to something a bit more exciting. Around 51% of employees wish their employers to offer more flexible work schedules according to the 2018 Global Talent Trends. If you’re aiming to dive into the field of marketing yet unwilling to let go of those travel goals, you’ll need to determine if it’s possible to have both. So the question now is: can a marketing job allow you to travel?
New Digital Scheme of Things
Since the birth of business as a whole, marketing has always been deeply entwined with its progress. Marketing has always been about representing a brand and helping consumers become aware of them according to the Business Section of the Government of Canada. The trends that governed marketing have shifted with the ages and has fully embraced the digital age. Nowadays, marketing involves social media campaigns and analyzing consumer pulses. So is it something that will enable you to travel?
The Rise of the Nomads
Since the field of marketing has evolved along with technology, a new breed of worker has risen: the enterprising digital nomads. These individuals are able to work beyond the brick and mortar locations of offices and are able to traverse the world as they please. Marketing jobs like analysts, social media specialists, and marketing managers all simply need a good laptop or gadget and working internet to do their jobs. They can pick up and employ new marketing trends while enjoying some fresh fruit on a beach. They can send reports to clients before heading out to do sightseeing. So if you wanted to have your cake and eat it too, it is now entirely possible.
Striking a Balance
Of course, this is not to suggest that the lifestyle is entirely perfect. If you go out of the normal working environment, you won’t have a manager or boss looking over your shoulder. It’ll be easy to get lost in the freedom to keep motivated. In such a case, it’s important to build healthy habits that promote productive work hours even as you fulfill your travel goals.
Intertwining working and traveling is no longer just a far-fetched dream but a waking reality for many. What you’ll need is the right sort of mentality and the right skills to get a good marketing gig. With the big blue world out there ripe for discovery, makes little sense to stay in a cubicle when you can be making a good living and ticking off destinations from your bucket list.