From working abroad to finding jobs overseas, from starting your own international business to the practicalities of seeking and applying for work in another country.
Women believing they can’t break out and move abroad need to establish a portable career and then expatriate
If you’re stuck in a 9 – 5 job and shackled by your mortgage and other financial ties, or you’re stuck at home with your children and you feel you have no say over the direction of your life, it’s time to take the control back and get what you want. We’re here to show you how women can have it all – and how a portable career could be your key to starting a better life abroad.
A recent NatWest International Banking survey revealed that 52% of expatriate women who had worked abroad said that the experience exceeded their expectations. Whilst 83% of the women surveyed said that working abroad was likely to give them the chance to move up the career ladder more quickly.
Instead of worrying about finding a job abroad however, why not establish yourself in a portable career first, and then you can move to live wherever you want in the world. Alternatively, if you have to accompany a partner overseas, having a portable career will mean that you never have to give up your work and personal financial freedom again.
New statistics reveals that increasing numbers of Britons are ready, willing and able to move abroad for work. They want to escape the dire state of the UK’s economy and the country’s poor employment landscape. We discuss how to find jobs abroad or start a new business overseas.
Ironically, when we created Shelter Offshore much of our focus was on living abroad and how to achieve the dream life overseas, but we failed to focus on working abroad sufficiently until our readers drew our attention to this lack on our part.
We focused on where to live, how to live, how to invest to make your money go far further, and even where to buy stunning property overseas – but the key to all of this is of course having the financial means to enable you to relocate. Of course we redressed the balance and introduced the working abroad section to our living abroad channel and the rest is history…
…or not quite! You see, we recently read that 1 in 4 Britons would move abroad for work reasons. However, many are restricted by lack of knowledge about how to find jobs abroad and get work overseas so that they can escape UK. Which means that this guide to securing an income abroad is required reading.
Calling all accompanying partners and trailing spouses - have you ever thought about turning your skills and experience into a career opportunity? Teaching abroad in an international school, if only on a short-term contract, could prove fulfilling on many levels.
We hate the term ‘trailing spouse’ at Shelter Offshore – it conjures up an image of a reluctant partner who drags along behind their dynamic spouse, weighing them down and burdening them in some way. The truth is actually so far from this perceived persona – so we have renamed the traditional trailing spouse role to that of accompanying partner!
Jane Denby is an accompanying partner: “I go where my husband’s job takes me,” she says. So far, that’s been to Oman, Brunei, Dubai, Holland - and the Denbys are now in Russia thanks to husband Patrick’s work as a reservoir engineer with Shell.
Several years ago, knowing that her job would never be permanent for long, Jane trained as an EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher: “to open up opportunities for me, wherever we’re living,” she explains. As we will now show you, thanks to Jane’s example and experience, teaching abroad can be the perfect job opportunity for accompanying partners who travel with their spouse’s work overseas.
Many Brits are currently restricted from making their dream of a new life abroad a reality because they don’t know how to fund their relocation – well, as our report shows, TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) could allow you the chance to relocate overseas and find a viable career teaching internationally
TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language, and because there is a huge demand for TEFL teachers worldwide, getting into this line of work could be your chance to break away from your current life, and forge a new path and a new career overseas. If you were wondering how you could make your dream of a new life abroad come true, perhaps a change of career could allow you to travel, work, get paid and see more of the world?
If English is your mother tongue you’re instantly advantaged in terms of training to become a TEFL teacher, what’s more, the UK has a number of highly regarded and respected TEFL teaching institutions where you can learn, gain experience and accreditation, and go on to teach English around the world.
People from all walks of life decide to teach English abroad for loads of different reasons, from globetrotters and people taking a gap year to those wanting to make a full time career out of teaching internationally, TEFL is an accessible way in. In this report we’re going to cover seven reasons why teaching abroad makes sense!
Have you ever thought of teaching English as a foreign language internationally to enable you to live abroad, enjoy the expatriate lifestyle, see more of the world and get paid for doing so? If you want to know more about the TEFL opportunity then read on – additionally, we reveal where in the world your EFL teaching skills will be needed most.
Teaching English as a foreign language, also known as TEFL or EFL, is one of the best ways for expats to travel the world and experience life in many different nations. If you have itchy feel and you want to travel, but you want to pay your way whilst doing so and you want to see more of a country than just its airports and main tourism sights, teaching English as a foreign language to international students could be your passport to the adventures you’re looking for.
There are many schools, colleges and education boards all offering TEFL qualifications – but the best are certainly those externally validated by an official body such as the University of Cambridge, Trinity College London or SIT Graduate Institute to name but three examples. Armed with your qualifications and locally sought experience though, where are the best EFL teaching opportunities abroad?
After all, if you want to make a decent living and a good career out of your new teaching English as a second or foreign language qualifications, you need to know where your skills are really in demand. Fortunately a new survey reveals where in the world English teachers are really needed and wanted.
There is currently a strong demand for British qualified and experienced teachers to work abroad in many exciting locations, and the number of international schools available worldwide is on the increase – we talk to those who have done it and explain how you too could find work overseas as a teacher.
There are many of jobs available in international schools worldwide for this coming September according to Teachers International Consultancy (TIC), an organisation that specialises in finding jobs for qualified teachers in accredited international schools around the world.
“It’s not too late to apply by any means,” says Director of TIC, Andrew Wigford. “There are primary, secondary and management positions still available in some excellent schools and in particular, there’s a demand for physics, mathematics and primary school teachers in some fantastic locations including Singapore, Qatar, Italy, Luxembourg, Jordan, Costa Rica, Egypt and Turkey.”
International schools continue to gain global recognition as more and more of their students, both expat children and increasingly, local children achieve places at some of the most respected universities around the world. It is partly for this reason that the number of international schools is growing at a dramatic rate; more than doubling in the past ten years to a present total of 5,756 international schools worldwide. If you’re looking to explore new horizons, you’re a qualified teacher and you want to live abroad, read on to learn about the wealth of opportunities potentially available to you.
Kuwait wants expatriate workers and it’s willing to offer everything from handsome salaries and long-term career progression advantages to citizenship and self-sponsored visas – so forget working in Dubai, it’s time to consider Kuwait!
Dubai blazed a trail in the Middle East – it showed other states and territories how diversification away from fiscal dependency on oil could be hugely successful and fun, glamorous, exciting and decadent all at the same time. Okay, so Dubai over did things a little and is now paying the price in a recessionary fashion…but it has still paved the way for other emirates, countries and states to follow.
One state that has quietly witnessed all that Dubai has achieved has been Kuwait, and now certain vociferous members of the government and unions are pushing for fundamental changes to immigration policies to attract the best foreign sourced workers to move to live and work in Kuwait.
So, if you’re looking for the affluent way of life so commonly associated with the Middle East, you want a low or no tax lifestyle in a country where your skills will be hugely valued, and you want to get in at ground floor level and help build up a sustainable economy, forget working in Dubai, go to Kuwait instead!
If you’re living abroad and you lose your job, it can suddenly feel like you’re alone – but you’re not, and redundancy is not your fault. In fact, unemployment can be a positive time when you re-evaluate and build and shape your life the way you want it. We give you 7 top tips for surviving expat unemployment and finding new work abroad…
Unemployment is on the increase in many nations around the world. Higher numbers of jobless are an inevitable by-product of weakened economies, and sometimes the easiest people to make redundant are the expatriate workers towards whom employers perhaps feel less loyalty.
From Spain to America, and from Cyprus to Dubai, we’ve heard tales of expatriate woe from those who were once gainfully employed and committed to their new lives abroad, who have now fallen foul of recessions, cutbacks, streamlining and basically unemployment.
If you’re living abroad and you’re facing redundancy, it can feel like you’re alone in a very unfriendly landscape. But you’re not alone, we’re here to help you cope with expat unemployment and find new work abroad. We have 7 top tips to keep your spirits high and help you get back into the employment marketplace.
The number one restriction holding many people of working age back from starting their dream life abroad is finding well paying work overseas. If you have a good TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) qualification, you can travel, live and work anywhere in the world – let TEFL be your passport to a new life overseas
Are you currently dreaming of living a new life abroad and getting to see more of what is out there in the wider world? Travelling abroad is an amazing experience, but many people are put off from making the move as they don’t have a feasible work option to allow them to support themselves and perhaps even their accompanying family.
While it is relatively easy to find menial work abroad, for example working in a grotty bar, restaurant or as an estate agent, would you really want to do any of these jobs? Why not do something really worthwhile and rewarding instead? Like becoming an English teacher!
Teaching English abroad is a fantastic way to do something different and exciting whilst living in and enjoying a new culture. It is estimated that there are over 1 billion people currently learning English worldwide, so there is clearly a huge demand for English teachers everywhere from Bangkok to Buenos Aires. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) provides a great option for anyone who is considering moving abroad and who will need to work to support themselves. Read on to learn more about the opportunity.
If you want to move to live and work in Australia and you want to find a job before your emigration and thereby apply for an employer-sponsored visa, you need our 10 tips for remote job application success
Yesterday we examined the impact that the visa backlog is having on applicants applying to move to live in Australia under the skilled migrant programme. According to reports from the Immigration Department, there are now over 140,000 would-be migrants backed up, and this backlog will take more than 2 years to process.
For anyone really keen to make a new life ‘down under,’ this is of course concerning news…however, as we revealed yesterday, you really can help yourself to beat the queue, and get your visa application favourably and swiftly processed. One of the ways we discussed was finding a job before even applying for a visa, and thereby getting your new employer to effectively sponsor your application for you.
If you believe that finding a job and getting an employer-sponsored visa is the way forward for your entry into a new life in Australia, read on for our 10 practical tips for finding work in advance of your emigration.