Why You Should Consider Working Abroad


outsourced jobsRight now, the United States economy is puttering along. If you are struggling to start or advance your career, you should consider international opportunities. Of course, you should also be aware that in order to start a career abroad, you would have to offer tangible skills to any potential employer. Don’t expect to hop off a plane and to be hired on the spot.

Moving abroad can be an especially great choice for younger people. For one, you probably won’t be tied down to a house, or likely even a family. Relocation is much easier. One possibility is to join the Peace Corps, which doesn’t pay much but provides great experience. You could also teach English. Or if you have a teaching degree, you could teach at an international school abroad.

If you’re in a technical field, many countries may have demand for your services. For example, the oil and gas sector is booming in many places, such as Malaysia and Myanmar. If you happen to have a degree in oil and gas, you may be able to find a job in one of these far-flung countries. Or if you’re a finance expert, you should check out Asia’s financial hubs, such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

Mind you, a move abroad doesn’t have to be permanent. Many Western companies are expanding into emerging markets and often they are looking for volunteers who will go abroad for a year or two to help set up a new office. You should check to see if your own company has any such opportunities. You will get to enjoy a new experience and could build up your reputation within your company.

Working abroad isn’t for everyone, and sometimes even if you want to work abroad, there won’t be any opportunities. Like the title of this article states, you should “consider” working abroad. See if there are any opportunities in your field. Ask yourself if you think it’ll be a fun adventure, or a big hassle. If it seems like it will be a positive experience, go ahead, apply for opportunities, and check within your personal network for any chances to work overseas.

Written by Jon the Saver

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