Wondering how to become an expat? You need to find a job abroad! Here is a list of careers and advice to help you find international jobs! Finding jobs abroad is much easier if you’re a professional with significant job experience and/or have a Masters/Ph.D. Depending on your career, living and working abroad with the right work experience is possible if you’re trying to figure out how to move abroad. Keep reading for tips from real expats!
Let me just say it: it's not enough to say that "I'm over my country; I want to move overseas." Moving abroad is a long process. It can be alienating as you are far from family/friends, but it can be very rewarding as it gives you a fresh start in a new country (which you might love living in!).
Most of the lists that I've found about working abroad focus on working abroad as digital nomads and/or teaching abroad. This list is really intended for people who are committed to living abroad and becoming an expat long-term as most of these jobs require a significant time investment to get the degree and/or work experience required to be competitive. Think of it this way: if you're competitive in your own country, you might be competitive in a country you'd rather live in.
Tips to live and work abroad
If you're European...
Congratulations, you're able to work freely anywhere in the EU! Take advantage of it as the rest of us can't.
How to work as an Engineer in Europe as a non-European (Jobs in Europe)
Priyanka is an environmental engineer who has a Masters from another European country. Although it took some time to find an engineering job with sponsorship, it is easier for qualified engineers due to the Blue-Card visa scheme in the EU, which helps qualified professionals cut through some of the paperwork required to hire non-Europeans to work in the EU. It is possible to find good overseas jobs for Indians if you have a good Masters or Ph.D degree and/or solid work experience.
Priyanka is an Indian working abroad in Belgium.Follow her adventures here.
Moving abroad in finance/accounting and/or
Karen & Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Then, Paris. (Confusing, we know!) Now, we're living in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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