In the search for the ideal job doing what they love, many people are willing to compromise on hours, pay and other factors. However, have you ever thought about being flexible about where you work?
The truth is that by restricting your job search to your home town, you are seriously limiting yourself. What are the chances that you will find the best job in your field in your city and that you will be chosen for this position over all of the other graduates from the local university or college? You can expand your possibilities by opening up your criteria to include jobs in other countries around the world.
Once you do so, you could discover your dream job doing what you love is waiting for you somewhere else in the world. You also might find that jobs in your industry pay better or offer more benefits in another country. For example, most countries in Europe offer more weeks of holiday time than the USA or Canada and mining or manufacturing jobs in the Outback of Australia can pay almost twice as much as other locations due to high demand.
Other country’s economies might be stronger than your home country and can provide a better opportunity to find a job in your field or start a business. If job prospects in your home country are few and far between, moving abroad might just be the best option to get ahead.
These days it is easier than ever to find a job somewhere else in the world and move abroad. The chances are that your new country will have a working visa permit program available to apply for so that you can stay and work for a few years or even longer. Many jobs are well suited to working internationally, but for almost any career you can find opportunities to work abroad.
Many people are hesitant to open up their job search to include the rest of the world. They are concerned about leaving behind their friends and their family to start a life somewhere new. However, it is important to consider the trade off of being so tied to one place. Familiarity is nice, but are your ties to your hometown causing you to be held back in your career?
Moving abroad to take advantage of a job opportunity can be scary at first, but after a few months of settling in you will start to build a connection to your new home. You will find new friends and make memories and eventually your working abroad location will begin to feel like a second home.
If you eventually want to return to your home country for the long term after working abroad for a while, you will be able to do so with some very impressive working experience under your belt which will allow you to get a much better job back home than if you had never left.
So if you are looking for your dream job, look beyond your home town and include the rest of the world in your job search. You just might find your ideal position, as well as an international experience you will never forget.