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5 Signs You Need to Work Overseas

Sometimes, nothing just works out for us locally. We apply for countless job posts but get no calls after several months. The only jobs remaining aren't enough to pay the many bills that we have. While it is highly recommended to keep applying until finally landing a job, sometimes we forget that there are other opportunities out there. Either that or we simply don't want to leave our beloved homeland. Still, there are a few signs you may need to work overseas.


Yearning for Travel

Perhaps you wanted to travel before but never got around to. Or maybe you want to land a high-paying job so you can afford an extravagant vacation. Or perhaps you are waiting for the kind of job that allows you to travel on business trips. If any of those three crossed your mind at some point, then you may want to reconsider getting a job overseas.

Local Relentlessness Isn't Paying Off

There are countless ways for you to increase your chances of getting hired. One is to update your resume. Another is to not rely solely on online job searches. Another still is contacting various companies for possible job posts even if they don't appear to be hiring at the moment. If all these aren't getting you anywhere, consider being hired by a foreign company.

Online Work Isn't Paying Enough

A blogger or a freelancer knows that work isn't as easy to come by as it is advertised to be. Making money online can be fruitful, but it can get really random sometimes. Some companies, for instance, tend to lay off some of their staff after the holiday seasons. If you'd rather work a nine-to-five job because online work isn't enough despite all your efforts, then a fresh start at a faraway land can be just the thing you need.



You Want To Be World-Class

It's well-known that our jobs in the western hemisphere are sought-after by citizens from other countries. Their skills and talents are then considered "world-class" by their countrymen. It's actually the same regardless of where you're from. If you manage to snag a job post in a foreign country, and return to your homeland seeking a job, your interviewers will be impressed with your achievements in another country.

You Just Can't Save Money

Here's an example of irony. Western economies are in terrible shape, but for us to be able to actually save and not just live from paycheck to paycheck, we have to consider working in a country whose economy isn't faring any better. This is because while the rates that most overseas jobs offer may be lower than your usual expectations, but that doesn't mean it's not worth going for. The country most likely has lower costs of living than your own and even with a "smaller" salary in terms of your own currency, there could still be huge savings once you're already living there.


Should you ever decide to pursue a career overseas, expect a few minor bumps along the way. Culture shock is all too common and is a major cause of abrupt overseas career endings. Overcome that speed bump, and you will be fine.

Author's Bio:

Marion Wendell is a freelance blogger who loves to write about her experiences in job-hunting back in the day and has been in the job recruitment business for more than five years. Whether looking for SharePoint jobs in Singapore or finance jobs Australia, she has a wealth of ideas, tips, advice and suggestions to new job-seekers and help them land the job of their dreams.

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