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6 Reasons Why You Should Take the Big Step and Work Abroad

The benefits outweigh the risks involved, here’s why you should take the leap.

Posted on

13 November 2017

Last updated on 19 January 2020
6 Reasons Why You Should Take the Big Step and Work Abroad
The chance to work abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should be embraced. 
Working abroad helps you to develop a valuable skill set for your career and broaden your worldview. But for some, working abroad can be a worrying and challenging experience. 
There are always risks involved in moving overseas, but here’s why you should take the leap and work abroad:

1. Learn a new language

Learning a new language is one of the many reasons why a majority of people decide to move and work abroad in the first place. Not only is learning a new language great for travelling, but it is a promising quality for a number of potential employers too. If your C.V. suggests you are fluent in a second language, your chances of employment are much greater in today’s economy than if you only spoke one language. Plus, once you learn one language it’s considerably easier to learn another!

2. Make new friends from other parts of the world

Making new friends overseas can be just as exciting as moving. Even if you uptake a similar role within the same company, being part of a new team and working alongside new people means you can learn from an entirely different group. Not only will you gain new skills, but you will also be part of something you would otherwise not get the opportunity to experience. You may find that a number of colleagues will be in the same situation as you, meaning you can exchange past experiences.
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3. Travel for less

There’s no doubt about it, travel opportunities are a big part of living abroad and are amazing. No matter where you decide to travel, it will be different to where you came from. Nowadays, these new and exciting places are more accessible than ever, so every day could be a new adventure! If you decide to work abroad, your travel opportunities could be endless.

4. Experience a different culture

Experiencing a culture shock is good for you. When you work abroad, you have no choice but to adjust to a completely different lifestyle to fully appreciate the habits, traditions and customs of the country you lived in. Not only does coming into contact with an unfamiliar language force you to adapt quickly, it also shapes your personality and teaches you to trust your instincts and how to cope with a new environment.  

5. Take a break from your routine

Taking a break from your everyday routine to experience something different is becoming increasingly popular. If you are a person who is busy taking classes, working the typical 9-5 job or are bored of your daily routine and want a change, working abroad can really help to give you an entirely new perspective.

6. Personal development benefits

It’s unlikely you’ll experience anything better than being on your own, or with family, in a foreign country. Working abroad gives you the opportunity to grow not only in a professional capacity but personally too. While you’re experiencing a new culture, eating new food and being faced with new challenges you wouldn’t otherwise encounter, you’ll be developing a set of skills you wouldn’t be able to at home.
If you would like to find out more about why you should work abroad, please contact a member of our expert team today.
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