Working Abroad and It’s Benefits

Working Abroad and It’s Benefits

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Working aboard is an idea you should consider because it has many benefits. Working for a few is their means of survival and for others, it’s a passion.

 But as a Nigerian, working in a country like mine can sometimes be crazy. This is because getting the job sometimes can be crazy and then working extra hours without extra pay can be annoying.

This is why most people decide to do other things to get money, especially quick access. Now if you are the type that likes thinking outside the box, a thought must have crossed your mind on what working abroad looks like.

I use to think that working abroad is very promising they show on television, imagine being paid per hour or even as a salary earner it’s a choice you can make.

But in Nigeria, those who work and get paid per hour are the bricklayers, transport drivers/conductors, traders, and entrepreneurs. It’s quite good if you are being paid per hour for a job and still have time to do other things you want to do.

The perks to working abroad are that aside from being paid per hour, you can travel If you’ve got the travel bug.

You can probably think of a million and one reason to explore the world. But the number one thing that usually stops people from traveling is a lack of money.

That’s why working abroad is such a great way to explore other countries and cultures. You get paid to travel, whilst building your career and enjoying an adventure of a lifetime. However, if you’re wondering whether working abroad might be the right move for you, there’s much more to consider than earning a living whilst traveling.

 Here are some nine reasons as to why working abroad is good:

New Skill

It doesn’t matter which country you travel to but without a doubt, you will get an opportunity to learn a new skill. This skill might come with your new job role or can be related to communicating to be able to network. And you need to understand that in order for you to do better you will need to learn the language of that country.  In other words, you have acquired a new skill.

Personal Development

It takes a lot for someone who is very conscious of their comfort zone to travel. For some people, it is easy to adapt to a new environment but to others, it comes up like a challenge.

However, when you travel to a new place for the first time or love to travel a lot, you would have to adapt. You can create a new comfort zone and learn a lot more about yourself that you never knew you had.

This new perspective will help you develop personally just as much as you grow professionally.

Master a second language.

There are different languages all around the world, chances `when you move to a new country they speak a new language that you don’t speak the language. However, you should consider this as a bonus for when you work overseas, as it gives you the unique opportunity to learn a language abroad and practice your new skills with locals.

Speaking the language will help you better integrate into your new role and help you stand out from the crowd in the future.

Get paid to travel

Let’s face it, traveling is expensive. Even if you’re sticking to a strict budget, long-term travel costs a lot of money. If you’ve got running costs, like student loan repayments, it can be difficult to go abroad for an extended time without breaking the bank or getting into more debt.

That’s why working abroad is the perfect opportunity to travel while getting paid. You get to explore a new country while earning a decent income and without sacrificing your career.

Immerse yourself into life abroad.

There’s only so much you can learn about a culture on a short vacation. Working abroad will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of a country, its people, and its culture. You won’t just be a visitor anymore, but a temporary member of that community. This insider view will give you a different perspective on all aspects of life, including family life and politics.

Expand your network.

Working abroad is a great way to expand your personal and professional network. While it’s already possible to network with people worldwide via online platforms, such as LinkedIn, it’s a completely different experience to meeting people in real life. While you work abroad, you’ll be collaborating with locals and ex-pats from other countries—this can expose you to new job opportunities (or opportunities in general!). Additionally, you’ll be forming friendships with people from different backgrounds, some of which will last a lifetime.

Boost your resumé.

Having an international assignment on your resume could boost your future employability. Talent mobility is a big topic in recruiting, and an increasing number of future jobs will require international travel. Your stint working abroad will prove that you’re flexible and independent, and help your resumé stand out from the crowd. Also, any additional skills you gain while abroad, like language skills, will further boost your resumé.

You’ll have the chance to really immerse yourself and learn about unique quirks and traditions from your local friends, which you’d never be exposed to on a vacation.

 Find your dream career.

Often, the desire to travel comes from a drive to learn more about ourselves. Many people choose to work abroad not only to travel but also to try out different jobs and new roles. In particular, working holiday visas are a great opportunity to dip your feet into a few new industries. It is very likely that by working abroad you will find new interests and passions, which might lead you on a path to a new career that you wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.

Earn good money!

That’s right, jobs abroad often pay just as well if not better than jobs at home. Depending on the country you select, it’s very possible to earn a decent living abroad. Also, with living costs being much lower in many other countries, you might even find you’re able to save more than you would at home. This will allow you to travel even more during holidays and possibly between work opportunities.

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Tamara Coker

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