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20 seconds to sell yourself

That’s right, your resume. If there ever was hard-selling, it is now. A piece of paper that contains your life, your learnings, your achievements (whether or not you have any). It tweaks and moulds and screams and boasts. Probably the shallowest piece of paper, probably the most fake; it’ll probably make or break your life. 

So here I am, editing mine for the umpteenth time. Even more than the job hunting process, what agitates me is that I’m supposed to sell myself outright on “achievements” that really don’t define me. 

No wonder they call us SELL OUTS.

TRAVEL RESOURCES

I’ve tried a lot of websites, services and apps over 8 years of travelling. There are my favorites:

Accommodation

Travel insurance

  • World Nomads: Great for trips abroad, adventure holidays and high risk destinations.
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Flights / Public transport

Packing essentials

Be a responsible traveller

See what else I carry in my bags

Apps

  • HappyCow: Maps vegan and vegetarian eats near you.

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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.

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