We all know the benefits of living and working abroad – we’ve discussed it before and they are benefits of some of our previous blogs. Here are a few benefits to consider:
Gaining invaluable insights into other cultures
Improving future career prospects
Fostering a global network of contact
New ways of thinking
Improving Language skills
Of course, there are times when's we move abroad that we can be taken aback as to the our new multilingual jobs salary expectations. That's ok, but we all need to remember that when it comes to salary and levels of seniority, each country is different.
There are various factors to consider, cost of living within that country, hierarchy with each company and just how business working within that specific country.
When this happens, it’s important not to get disheartened as there is a big advantage that many don't think about when living and working abroad and that ''Personal Development''.
As a result of working abroad, you will get the chance to grow as a person which can be due to the fact that all you know from your own countries culture is being challenged. Living abroad pushes you beyond your comfort zone, physically and mentally.
Personal development comes in here, when you have overcome those challenges and begin to adopt a new way of thinking and working.
So, if there ever happens to be a time where living and working abroad feel tough, or hasn't seemed to reach your expectations. Remember, sometimes it’s worth its weight in gold to take 1 step back in order to take 2 steps forward in the near future. That, is most definitely an invaluable lesson worth learning!
''1 Step Back to go 2 steps forward''