Working abroad is an amazing way to enhance your CV, experience different cultures, test a career path, or simply pay for the next plane ticket. Once you have decided what you want to get out of your experience, there are a wealth of projects and websites online dedicated to matching you with a job abroad.
- Volunteering for a charity project – this can be an amazing way to give something back to a less fortunate community, plus it will really set you apart on any CV or job application. There are worthy charity project throughout the world, you just need decide which is closest to your heart or the most interesting, for example you could help with wildlife conservation, help the homeless or build schools.
- Teaching – teaching abroad is great for anyone who is thinking about becoming a teacher, is good at languages or enjoys a different culture. As a teacher working abroad you will be thrown head first into a different culture, it is a great way to teach as you learn, master the language and give something back. You could teach English or even coach a sports team.
- Working abroad/Internships – again this is a great way to ‘test the water’ of a chosen career path, or to add to your CV. More and more graduates are turning to this option because of the UK job market. If the company has a UK office you could even ask for a transfer if you decide to go home.
It is important to remember that any travelling experience will come with certain drawbacks or down points which you need to be prepared for. You will at some point feel home sick, probably because of massive culture shock, and you need to accept this and move past it.
Working abroad can also present its own problems, you need to make enough time for yourself to relax and explore, don’t attempt to work every second to fill your time – to get everything you possibly can out of the experience you need to be able to tick everything off on your to do list.
On a final point, always make sure that your travel insurance covers you to work abroad. For more information check out the links below;
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