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Is Employment Abroad a Better Option?

Last night, I traveled the globe— meeting people from China, Mexico, Great Britain, and more. It made me want to fly away and take jobs abroad, experiencing different cultures and employment not available in the U.S. I was in Epcot, of course, but it got me thinking about the opportunities available in the global job market and all the opportunities for jobs abroad. Sometimes the best way to find a job is to look outside the box— or the country. While the U.S. job market is currently in a tough spot, there are plenty of jobs abroad that might just fit your perfect mold. And thanks to technology and video interviewing, you don’t have to jet set to check them out.

According to an article by the British-based Guardian, a number of young British adults are moving abroad to find employment— including 10,000 who will move to New Zealand this year. Many will also travel to Canada, Germany, Japan and Singapore to find employment.

Perhaps, as young Americans, we can take note as well and start thinking of available jobs abroad and the opportunities for employment outside of our own country. Listed below are the 10 best countries for long-term economic growth according to CNBC.

10. Algeria
9. China
8. Egypt
7. Vietnam
6. Malaysia
5. Bangladesh
4. India
3. Peru
2. Ukraine

Finally the number one country for long-term growth: the Philippines.

Many of the countries listed are emerging markets ripe with opportunities for young adults to gain employment while learning about fascinating other cultures. Asia especially provides a number of growing markets. Some of the countries offer lower costs of living as well, making them more attractive to adults struggling in our current job market here in America to maintain a job, pay bills and save for the future.

Jobs abroad and working outside of your native country offer a number of challenges including obtaining visas, moving, language discrepancies and more. However, the opportunity to live and work in another country is exciting and potentially a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn about the world. So go ahead and take a look at the world around you- and it’s global job market as well. With new technology such as online video interviewing, you don’t even need to leave your living room to apply or interview for one of these global job opportunities. The global job market is at your fingertips.

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Jen Schiller

Jen works as a Marketing Project Manager for a restaurant, a kitchen assistant for cooking classes, helps with database management, does some freelance writing, and more. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Government & Politics in 2011. Currently, she resides in the Washington, D.C. area and is an avid sports fan.