Working abroad is something that some people have always dreamed of, for others it might not be top on the agenda but when it comes to looking for that “perfect” job, you might be surprised to discover that it could be abroad.
Money tends to be the main reason as to why people choose work abroad, as the pay is generally higher and the taxes are often lower. Even if the pay isn’t as high as you would like, it’s worth considering other factors such as cost of living, healthcare, taxes, childcare etc. As these can often be cheaper than here in the U.K which can even things out.
2. Expanding Skills
Working abroad is a fantastic way to broaden your horizon particularly when it comes to your professional skills. You will learn a new way of working and be able to improve social, team, technical and language skills.
3. Fast-track Career
By opting for a job abroad it can be a good way to boost your CV and experience as it shows that you are willing to take on challenges and risks, which will give you that edge over other candidates for jobs and you’re likely to become quite a desirable and valuable candidate yourself.
Obviously choosing a career abroad tends to be for professional reasons but also consider how more open minded and cultured you will become. From socializing with completely new types of people to embracing the food and culture, it will all be a great life experience.
Quite often a job abroad can be more appealing especially for parents if the education and childcare in that country is considerably better and often better value. Plus, it can be great experiences for the children too.
Some of the most popular countries U.K residents move to for work include; Australia, U.S.A, New Zealand, Qatar and Canada. So if you’re thinking of a career change or genuinely interesting in getting work abroad ensure you consider all factors involving cost of living, childcare, education, taxes and healthcare.