Make a new life abroad: fantastic new jobs!

With increased connectivity due to the Internet and further globalization, there has been a notable shift to move positions overseas, especially tech jobs. Many IT jobs have been relocated to tech hotbeds such as China and India and will remain offshore indefinitely. Other industries, such as manufacturing, have already made the jump. CEOs are very interested in these growing markets, particularly in Asia, where there are less stringent regulations and overhead. Instead of facing growing anxiety over a loss of jobs at home, look into a job abroad.

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Procuring a job or contract overseas is beneficial in a multitude of aspects. You obtain new skills both on the job and while navigating a new life. Not to mention immersing yourself in a new culture, learning a new language, and making valuable connections with people worldwide. International jobs enhance the resume, upping your chances of getting a better job once you return home. Knowledge and experience in economically emerging countries is a distinct advantage that many companies are looking for. Sometimes you’re paid a wage you’d earn back home, a definite plus when you live in a country with a much lower cost of living.

Recent alums that have graduated to a world of grim job prospects, think about looking elsewhere. Don’t limit yourself to a particular town, state (province), or country. Working even a year abroad can allow time to choose a career path or be a welcome break before graduate school. There are certainly challenges getting adjusted to a new country, but the payoff is invaluable.

The jobs available are not limited to teaching or part-time seasonal gigs. There are full-time jobs in every industry, from design to doctors. You can use a placement company to secure an overseas job or simply look online for open positions. Many international companies have branches all over the world, hiring a mix of locals and expats. Alternatively, you can have a location-independent job, where all you need is a laptop and Internet connection.

You have the freedom to work anywhere in the world. Like many others who’ve made the leap, you may never look back.

 

You have the freedom to work anywhere in the world. Like many others who’ve made the leap, you may never look back.