Get an experience working abroad in different places!

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The thought of leaving the safe confines of our home is always scary. To those who have not ventured out of the boundaries of their country, shifting residence sounds like a humongous task. The very thought seems daunting but it doesn’t necessarily need to be that way. In fact being an expat could very well be the very thing that you have been searching for your whole life.

Working in another country exposes you to so many different cultures. You learn and you grow as a person. It also gives you a chance to see the world. You can explore the nooks and crannies of the country that you are living in on every holiday that you have free! You will get to see so much of it that you will feel like a native!

Me? I’ve traveled the world this way. In fact every five years or so, I pack my bags and move to a new location. I’ve already been to Chile, Australia and New Zealand. I’ve even started scouting for a new place now. How do I go about finding a job? It’s really quite simple. Focus on your strong points. Everyone has some of those. So what do you do once you have your list ready? Search online for countries that are looking for people with your kind of skills.

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All countries are in need of skilled labor. For example, a number of countries are looking for nurses. Their hospitals are in short supply. Other countries need language experts. People who can speak English can tutor children. So all you need to do is go online and do a little research. Find out which countries are best suited for you. That way you now have your second list ready.

From that point on everything gets easier and easier. Make your decision about where you want to work. After that do a little research about their policies and rules regarding work visas. Once your decision has been set in stone, you can apply for a job and then start the process. If the paperwork seems to daunting then there is a quick fix solution. Hire someone to do it for you! It reduces the hassle and the stress. I prefer to do it that way. Personally, I hate paperwork!

With the visa and the job out of the way, you almost all set to shift. One small detail however should not be overlooked. Do a little research about the housing in the area. You can’t spend months living out of a hotel. It isn’t practical… At least to me it isn’t. Sometimes a pre-visit may be required to finalize on the house of your choice. If a pre-visit is too expensive for your pocket, then narrow down your list based on what you know about the houses available. Spend a few days in the hotel till you finalize on which house you like. It will save you a whole lot of money!

That is essentially all there is to it! Working abroad is easy. Once you get a taste of the expat life you won’t want to go back to your usual humdrum existence. It is however a taste for the bold!

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