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The economic climate has meant that the jobs available to people here in the UK are few and far between, and although the job market is better now than it was a couple of years ago, people are finding that getting a job abroad is the answer.
Working overseas won’t just boost your career, but the number of skills and achievements you can claim from working in a different country are vast and can allow you to gain better senior positions further up your career ladder. As companies everywhere are slowly growing, they are also looking to hire those with a global perspective.
In a new report by Expacare, an international health insurance company, it states that business leaders view those most suited to international work as single, female, with good selling and networking skills, the ability to speak a foreign language and are preferably aged in their late-twenties or early-thirties.
The report has surprised many industry experts as many have thought that women would still be finding it hard to secure international job positions, with the common view being that women would be treated differently in male-dominated cultures, also known as the ‘glass border’. Evidently, this has now been proved wrong.
The idea of working abroad in order to earn and live a somewhat cheaper lifestyle isn’t new. Reports were released earlier this year which suggested that studying abroad was now cheaper than studying in the UK, with many student opting to study in Sweden or Spain in order for a cheaper education, with the added bonus that living abroad and studying, or working, gives to your CV.
In October of last year, it was suggested that it was actually cheaper to commute to a job in London from Barcelona, as the cost of living in London peaked.