Travelling the world is a priority for many university students, but what about working overseas? This is an option that not everyone considers, however it can be an extremely rewarding experience.
In fact, there a host of reasons why getting a job in another country can do wonders for you — from both personal and career perspectives.
Strengthen your resume
There are many different ways to bolster your CV and one of the best methods is to put down that you’ve worked overseas. At the very least, it offers a point of difference compared with fellow candidates and can even provide industry contacts in another country.
Make new friends
While you might be out of your comfort zone initially, working in a foreign country gives you the chance to meet an entire new circle of people. With any luck, you’ll make a number of friends, some of whom may become mates for life.
Learn life skills
University is a great source of knowledge but there are some things you simply can’t learn in the classroom. Adapting to unfamiliar surroundings and dealing with language barriers will not only broaden your skillset, but allow you to appreciate what it is like for international students in Australia.
Whether you are working, studying or a combination of the two, it can be good to take a break from your ordinary routine. Finding employment overseas may be just the tonic needed to freshen up and hit the ground running when you return home.
Learn the language
Unless you are working in England or the United States, odds are you are going to have to deal with some kind of language barrier when employed overseas. This can be a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with a foreign tongue and even try to learn that language — a valuable skill in both personal and professional circles.