Want to take your career to the next level? You may want to consider heading overseas.
Continue Reading Below
If you've been thinking of starting a career abroad, then you're no doubt aware of the challenges ahead. Moving abroad for work is not the easiest thing to do – but the rewards for doing it are high. As well as being a brand-new experience and a significant life event, moving abroad for work could well benefit your career in the long term. Here are three reasons why:
1. It'll Turn You Into a Highly Sought-After Candidate
According to an infographic from payday loans company Wizzcash – which is included at the end of this post – 80 percent of employers value candidates with international experience very highly. What's more, being able to speak multiple languages is a skill associated with top performers.
Even just a few years of experience working in another country could send your resume right to the top of employers' piles.
2. It'll Significantly Expand Your Skill Set
Continue Reading Below
There's no question: Working abroad will widen your skill set considerably. Aside from learning a new language (something you really should try to do!), you can also become an expert traveller and develop a global mindset when you move abroad. These are crucial attributes for success in today's global economy. Furthermore, your experience working abroad is a sign to employers that you can thrive in diverse workplaces.
3. It Could Lead to a Better Salary
If money matters to you, moving abroad for work could land you a better paycheck, especially if you move to a country where the wages are high and the cost of living is low. Moreover, some countries – the United Arab Emirates, the Bahamas, and Monaco, to name a few – don't collect income taxes from employees.
Just make sure you do your research. Ensure you know what your take-home pay will be and the buying power it will give you in the new country before you decide to move.
Interested in Starting a Career Abroad?
If the perks of working overseas have piqued your interest, check out this infographic from Wizzcash, which contains nine tips on how to launch your international career:
Irma Hunkeler works for BlueGlass.co.uk, a digital marketing agency.