Have you always wanted to swim in the Great Barrier Reef or explore the bustling food markets of Vietnam? You’re not alone.
Travel is a top priority for most young professionals. In fact, research has shown that 91% millennials save to travel.
However, you don’t need to quit your job in order to see the world. More and more people are deciding to work abroad in their 20s and 30s.
Here’s why working overseas could be the best career decision you ever make.
Learn about other cultures
There’s only so much you can learn about a culture on a two week holiday. Working abroad will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of a country, its people, and its traditions. You won’t just be a tourist passing through, you will be a member of the community. This world experience will be a great asset to your career.
Grow your network
You can network with people from all over the world on sites like LinkedIn but nothing beats the connection that comes with face-to-face interactions. While working abroad you will get the opportunity to grow your network by working with people from all around the world. These connections could become invaluable to your career further down the line.
Become a more appealing candidate
Employers are always looking for candidates that stand apart from the crowd, and this is exactly what working abroad could do for you. Employers are often intrigued by candidates that have worked overseas because they bring a different perspective to the table.
Earn top money
Many people assume a working holiday will be a drain on your finances but this is not always the case. In fact, jobs abroad often pay just as well if not better than jobs at home. Depending on the country you select, it’s possible to earn a decent wage, plus rent is usually less expensive than in London or Dublin.
Moving abroad is a challenge but it will also give you the chance to grow personally. Moving away from your family and friends, experiencing a new culture and finding yourself in a new city can be daunting at the beginning but ultimately this test will help you to grow both as an individual and as a professional.