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How To Work Abroad
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How To Work Abroad

Working abroad is one of the great things that you can do in your life. How to work abroad is something that people ponder over for too long. Below are some of the things that you may need to ask or do in order to land that job overseas and work abroad.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Where do you want to go and why? - You need to have a plan - often it can be good just to travel abroad for a year and work but it is better if you can base it on a place that you find interesting and a job that you want to do.
  • How much money do you need to survive? - Different countries have different standards of living, and living costs vary greatly. Do you research before you go and work out how much money you need to make to survive.
  • Do you need to learn a language? - It may be worthwhile to learn a few words or phrases in the language of the country that you are traveling to.

Things you may need

There are a few things that you may need when you are planning to work abroad. Some actually depend on what you are doing and where you are traveling. Here are a few -

  • Visa - you will need a visa to work abroad. Many countries require and employment visa or a spousal visa to get a job. Some employers may offer you a visa for a year but you are then bound to working for them for the entire length of you visa. Research a few different avenues in the country that you have chosen to work abroad in.
  • Insurance - having good travel insurance when you are abroad is crucial. Again this depends on where you are heading but often travel insurance companies will cover you for medical while you are abroad as well.
  • Money - Of course you will need some cash to get you started. You will have to take into account accommodation and other expenses to get you up and running while you wait for your first paycheck.
  • Medical - Again depending where you are traveling to - it may be worth taking a few things with you. Any medication that you use at home may be beneficial until you are settled in your new environment and can source it from somewhere else.
  • Clothing / Shoes - again it depends where you are going. In some places it can often be hard to get certain sizes of clothing.

There are many things that you need to consider when you are thinking about how to work abroad. These are just some of them.

If you are reading this - chances are that you are already interested in working abroad. My advice - research how to work abroad a bit more and then take the plunge.

Good Luck!


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Very helpful article!!!

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