What is wrong with listing countries I travelled to on my CV?

I see a lot of resumés in my work as a career coach.

I saw a lot of resumés in my old work as a Managing Director at Louis Vuitton, and at the Swire Group.

I have never been impressed by lists of countries visited, even if the number is 147.


Because it is not just about the numbers!

You can travel smartly, with an open mind, curious eyes and ears, or you can just follow the guide, or stay in your 5 star resort.

If you do not do the former, then “travel” does not count in your resumé!

Just as simply writing “travel” in your “interests” section on your resumé is not enough, either.


For more ideas about how to make your resumé more engaging and exciting to read, and most of all to ensure it is one of those the recruiter picks up, in the seven seconds or so that s/he spends deciding whether to retain it, you need to read our articles on this part of the recruitment process in the BecomingGlobal monthly magazine.  You can sign up for that here