Ok, so we know there are many advantages to working abroad: it looks great on your CV, gives you confidence, independence, perspective...
But a few of us at reed.co.uk have actually been lucky enough to work abroad ourselves. So, we thought we’d share our Top 5 Lesser Known Benefits of Working Abroad – the ones you might not have considered before...
5. You always have a conversation starter
Ok, so confidence is a great by-product of working overseas. But that doesn’t help you when you first get there. Luckily, you have the advantage of being ‘the exotic foreigner’. Add a mysterious accent into the mix, and you’re pretty much The Fonz.
4. You can reinvent yourself
Remember that embarrassing nickname/story/haircut? Luckily, none of the people you’re with will. Be yourself... only better.
3. Makes you more interesting at home
You can officially top any story at pretty much any social gathering – ‘that reminds me of the time that I was teaching kids in Botswana’ (insert your own hero statement here).
2. Makes you appreciate the little things
Your family; your friends; Ant and Dec. Sometimes you need to move away to put everything else into perspective. Trust us, you’ll never look at a jar of Marmite the same way again.
1. You make long lasting friendships
Of course those Canadian guys you once met in that bar in Cambodia want you to visit. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have mentioned it...Meet enough people, and you’ll set yourself up for life.comments powered by Disqus