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How international experience can benefit your career
Making the decision to work abroad forces you to step outside your comfort zone, which opens up opportunities to develop new skills and have new experiences.
Improved communication skills
Take advantage of global networking opportunities
International experience = a competitive edge
Overseas work experience leads to life experience
Open yourself up to bigger and better international jobs
The “foot in the door” rule especially applies to working overseas, because once you can show that you have the determination and commitment to make that move and stick it out, future potential employers will have more confidence in you as a prospective employee.
Showing that you have knowledge of a local market from previous roles in the country is also a huge advantage when applying for new jobs, which means you have greater choice in picking and choosing what you want to do. So, even if your dream job is on the other side of the world, taking those steps overseas to get there increases your chances of securing the role – even if it isn’t for a few years.
As with most positive career moves, working internationally can help you develop both professionally and personally, and once you know your way around the international jobs market, the world is your oyster.
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International experience can have huge benefits for your career, including:
- Improving your communication skills
- Building a global network
- Helping you find fresh ideas
- Gain a competitive edge
- Chance to do something different