They say grass is always greener on the other side. Working overseas has always been a dream to many smart job seekers, especially in the early stages of their career. Working abroad doesn’t have to be just a dream with these practical tips from smartjob.com.
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Do your research on the hiring company. What’s the work culture like? Are their employees happy? Is the pay structure attractive?
Learn more about the environment. To live in a new country is different from traveling for leisure. A good place to start is expat community forums, as they often address specific concerns of foreigners living in the country. You can even start making friends immediately!
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Calculate your cost. Your main expenses will be accommodation, transportation, food and entertainment. Depending on country these differ vastly; smartjob.com recommends that you speak to an expat already stationed there for practical advice. It helps to know exactly how much your future employer will subsidise, and and how much will come from your own pocket.
Get started on the local language. Knowing even a few commonly-used phrases is a smart way to help you settle down and get around. Improving on your English will not go amiss either, as this is spoken in many countries.
Working abroad is both an exciting and challenging prospect. Be open minded and try to see things from a wider perspective. You may just be in for the ride of your life.
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