The thought of accepting a job and moving abroad can be daunting, however, there are many reasons as to why it’s an opportunity worth considering…
1. Enhance your CV
Firstly, working abroad will make your CV stand out from other candidates and make you a hot candidate for many employers as it shows your ability to adapt to new environments. You’ll hopefully gain a lot of new skills and further develop many of those skills along the way which a lot of employers will desire for their business.
64% of employers believe that if a candidate has international experience it will put them ahead of other candidates in the recruitment process.
2. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know
Working in another country will allow you to meet many new professionals within the industry and expand your network by building new and existing relationships with contacts. It will open up a lot of doors for your career in the future through expanding your network to overseas as it will give you an insight into the global market.
3. Cultural awareness
You’re going to gain a lot of knowledge and appreciation of other cultures, in and out of work. By choosing to work abroad it should make you more culturally aware of what other businesses (outside of your home country) expectations, practices, goals, how they’re achieved and if you’re able to implement some of those processes in your future role.
Of course, not forgetting that outside of work you can experience all of the cultural attractions, local cuisine and maybe even learn a new language!
4. Move higher up the career ladder
If you’re willing to work overseas it will allow you to have more job opportunities to choose from than if you’re restricting yourself to one location. Working in an unknown environment will no doubt push you and give you a chance to face new challenges that will test your ability to do a job, only making you a stronger candidate and potentially allow you to move up in your career quicker.
5. Unforgettable memories
We know leaping into the unknown may not be easy but along with the points mentioned above and the memories you make along the way, it is a great opportunity that you should embrace if you have the chance (and of course if you want to!)
It’s a big deal moving jobs, let alone moving jobs AND to another country! Take time to consider what’s on offer and seek advice from those around you.
WRS Tech has various roles across the world, so if you’re considering working abroad then speak to one of our consultants today for professional advice.
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