Working abroad can reap big rewards including advances in your career, experiencing new cultures and enhancing personal growth.
2019 is fast-approaching and the world has never seemed smaller. The ability to chat face to face with our loved ones over the internet anytime and well-priced non-stop flights to the other side of the world means moving abroad is easier than ever. It can even be worth it, financially, to leave the UK for a new adventure abroad. Here are our five reasons why you should work abroad at least once in your life:
- Better CV
“85% of people claimed that moving abroad had accelerated their career” – Get Ahead by Going Abroad, Stacie Nevadomski Berdan & Perry Yeatman.
One of the greatest benefits of working abroad is that it will boost your CV. You will get the opportunity to work with a diverse set of people to achieve common goals, improving your adaptability, flexibility and communication skills. You may even get to learn another language.
- Affordable Living
There can be so many opportunities to save money by working abroad. It can be cheaper to live if you’re paying in local currency, dependent on the country. Foreign exchange specialists, like us, can offer international money transfers with low fees and great exchange rates. It’s even possible to fix your rate today and take delivery on a set date up to two years in advance to avoid currency fluctuations while you’re away.
- Increases Cultural Awareness
Working abroad means you get to experience the local culture, which is not only great for personal growth, but it can also help boost professional skills. Businesses don’t run the same way across the world so experiencing a different way of working can help you get a better understanding of certain practices.
- Remuneration Opportunities
“More than 60% of expats in Hong Kong stated that they earned more in Hong Kong than they did in their home country.” – Forbes
If you’re looking to work abroad for your current employer, it’s possible that your employer will reward you for going to a new country as, often, there will be a benefit to the business. Make sure to use a foreign exchange specialist to make the most of your additional income if exchanging it.
- Create Memories
Let’s finish on a sentimental note. Generally, the more varied your surroundings and the more people you interact with, the more opportunity there is to have life-changing experiences, build long-lasting relationships and make the most of your professional career overall.
If you’re taking your family along with you, their world will be broadened and their minds opened as they experience a whole other life which only few get to do.