Working abroad may have never crossed your mind but we’re here to tell you why you should definitely think about it! Some people plan for years to work abroad other just pack their bags and go, if you’re one of those who are still contemplating. We have reasons that will make you speed up that thought process. Working abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you will not regret the decision. There’s so much that you will learn about yourself and the world, you’ll gain an independence that you probably wouldn’t be able to achieve at home!
From speeding up and improving your career choices to becoming more street smart or learning a new language – there are plenty of reasons why you should pack your bags and create the most unforgettable memories!
Build your character
Travelling itself is a great character building exercise but travelling and working abroad really improves your character.You’ll be forced into some unusual situations in which you’ll have to think on the spot or you’ll have to meet new people who only speak the local language, which you will end up learning. There are many situations which will teach you new skills and build on your character. Your whole trip will be one big learning experience, this can be anything from something obvious, like the local language, or something more specific to your profession such as local regulations or learning about the culture. Working in another country is clearly an expansion of your professional learning and development.
Become a risk taker
You’re still young and have so much time to make mistakes and learn from them. Working abroad will be a huge risk you will take but once you have you’ll feel like you can conquer the world! Becoming independent through working and travelling will make you a lot more confident when you’re faced with big decisions that will force you in taking new risks. So do it. just take the risk.
Build a global network
When you start your journey to travel and work abroad you will have to start talking to new people whether its to ask for help or just simply because you want company. Eventually in the end you will have built a large network of people and can prove to be very useful in your life. You will definitely meet interesting people who will help you in having a better experience in their local country and learning about the culture. Also the connections you make at work will be useful for when you need a reference or if you ever want to travel back and work there again.
If you have a chance to work overseas you’ll probably return home with a deeper skill set, more experience and perhaps a new mind set. Having some overseas experiences on your resume is going to support your career development and may potentially make you more favourable to employers. In a world that has become more competitive working abroad gives you more of an edge amongst others. If you managed to learn the local language the this is an added bonus. Working abroad gives you the ability to understand different types of working cultures and also working abroad shows that you have determination and ambition.
Make amazing memories
Yes you’re going over there to work but you’re also travelling so get ready for the most exciting adventure of your life, packed with what’s going to be the most amazing memories. The more varied your surroundings and the people you interact with, the more opportunity there is to have life enduring experiences, build long lasting relationships and make the most of your professional career.
Check out our Working Holiday packages here to start your next big adventure!