Why is going in WHV good for your resume?

Going to the other side of the world for 1 year is a real adventure. But like all good things, adventure comes at a price, and this price is often to have to drop your professional situation.
Whether you are a student, an employee or in the transition from graduation to work, the working holiday visa will literally mark a break in your academic or professional career. From the moment you tread the floor of your host country, you will no longer be a student or an employee, but will carry the status of PVTiste, and will therefore leave the traditional professional scheme.


This professional “pause” cools many PVT contenders who, for fear of missing a CDI or no longer interested recruiters on their return, prefer to refrain from leaving their country. If these negative thoughts are sometimes true, fortunately there are many good reasons to go 1 year to the other side of the world. Reasons that may interest recruiters, enrich your CV and therefore deserve to be cited. Here are five:

To go to the end of the world alone is to take a risk

The risk of failing and returning home without a penny, but also the risk of success and full flourish. What could be more attractive to a recruiter than a young graduate who can take calculated risks? Large professional fields are based on risk-taking. Isn’t Marketing a chosen positioning of companies to try to reach as many consumers as possible? Aren’t the laws of the financial markets based on continuous risk-taking? The people who know how to take risks are those who move forward and move businesses forward. The profile of the PVTiste can therefore be of particular interest to recruiters looking for enterprising people, who know how to take real initiatives.

1 year abroad is a new language on your CV

Unless you go to a PVT in a French-speaking country, you will most certainly be forced to practice a language that is not your native language for 1 year. It’s hard not to progress in language when you simply don’t have a choice. So take advantage of this year to learn a new language like Japanese and to improve your English on a daily basis. This will certainly be a great asset on your CV and may even open doors to international positions that were previously out of reach.

To hold 1 year is to manage a budget

Unless you’re welcomed to your beloved aunt’s house, or you’re Bill Gates’ grandson, you’re certainly not going to go abroad to PVT with unlimited finances. Some of you will even leave with the minimum amount of money needed to survive before you find a job. And yet, you’ll have to last a year financially, whether it’s in terms of housing, food, outings, transportation, and all the wonderful side costs you don’t always think about. What better opportunity than PVT to test your ability to manage a budget? If you last a year while leaving with a small or medium amount of money, this is a strong point to highlight with recruiters when you return. Many executive positions require the proper management of a budget, sometimes variable.

Beautiful minds meet

We have certainly told you a lot of times during your studies: the important thing is to create a network. You know, that new trend word that replaced the word piston, a bit too pejorative. More seriously, going to the other side of the world for a year is to give yourself the opportunity to meet similar and sometimes complementary profiles with whom you may want to start a business tomorrow! If you don’t have the entrepreneurial spirit, you can still make beautiful encounters that will be useful in your future professional career.

Against a similar profile, how can you stand out better?

Let’s not hide our faces. Even if you’ve worked very hard to get your diplomas and your work experiences are really worth it, chances are you’re not alone. Other people with similar backgrounds will certainly apply for positions that will interest you and you will then have to know how to stand out. This year alone abroad can be a very good asset in your pocket. Going to Asia alone can be very impressive for a recruiter. Better yet, this same recruiter can also be a big fan of this part of the world, which really increases your chances of success!

Here are 5 good reasons to go PVT, you now just have to get started just like Alex who talks about his adventure on his blog PVT Japan! If you leave with these positive facts in mind, this experience can only be beneficial to you. See you on the other side of the world!

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