Years ago, a huge worry was the so called “resume holes” – you didn’t work for a period of time and it looked like you were lazy or unemployable. “Now it’s completely acceptable and often makes you a more attractive job candidate if you take some time for a trip between jobs,” Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to visit every country, says. “It’s a good talking point in any interview and makes you seem more real to an interviewer,” he adds. Plus, there’s a good chance some or all of the recruiters have been or want to go where you went. This will change the subject from the usual “Where do you see yourself in 5 years” in your favor.