"Traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books." (Old Chinese proverb)
More and more people are deciding to move abroad. In 2012, some 347,000 people left the UK in between January and September, up from 339,000 for the same period in 2011, with 58 per cent of Britons – or 201,000 – leaving the UK for work-related reasons.
In a world where almost every organisation has some sort of an international presence, having international experience on your CV will undoubtedly be seen as a big plus.
But moving overseas is a big step and it is not for everyone. So how do you decide if it is for you or not? Like most things in life the only way to really find out is to experience it but answering these 2 main questions will really help you in determining if it is for you.
We have interviewed hundreds of candidates who have lived overseas and one thing have learned from them is that if you are well prepared, moving overseas can be a very rewarding experience. But without a proper preparation you might find yourself in the wrong job, living somewhere you don’t enjoy.