With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, it’s always a good time of the year to assess your career, make new goals and find out what untapped opportunities may be out there in the world of work. And whilst the UK bettered its previous position in a recent survey from HSBC that rated Expat opportunities, Europe still reigned supreme in a range of international lifestyle factors such as earning potential, benefits and work/life balance. So, if you’re looking to explore a working move abroad, we have all the resources you need below.
Findings From HSBC
The top ten countries for an Expat career according to the updated HSBC survey are as follows:
4. United Arab Emirates
8. Hong Kong
9. United Kingdom
The bank also released a brilliant Expat Explorer tool which you can try out here if you are interested in International working opportunities and looking to narrow down your options in accordance with interests and work/life priorities. We’ve tried it and it’s brilliant!
International Job Searching Resources
There are numerous blogs detailing the specifics of what it’s like to move to another country for work and some we enjoy include;
: This talks of the things people aren’t likely to have told you about moving abroad and is an honest, fresh account.
2.Ytravelblog: This post is very informative and offers advice as to things to think about prior to moving.
: This list is very informative and consists of questions to ask of your prospective employer before accepting a job abroad.
International Job Searching Sites
When it comes to the practicalities of finding a job abroad there are several specialist international searching sites around. Some that we like include:
1. CIEE: This website manages courses and programs for those looking to learn or work overseas. 2. Monster: This job board giant has a comprehensive International section.3. Indeed: Another giant of online recruitment, their worldwide section is also comprehensive.
There is a wealth of online recruitment resources available to candidates looking to broaden their horizons and explore working in another country – and if none of the above don’t float your boat a simple Google search will yield many more.
Finally, if you’re looking to keep your employment prospects in the UK, you can always search our very own jobs engine listing hundreds of jobs available to keep the New Year bright and your job prospects even more so!