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
Published in: Working Abroad - Mon, August 01, 2011
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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…
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
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
We’ve completed a survey of Shelter Offshore readers who have bought or started businesses abroad to plot trends and garner salient advice for you if you’re contemplating starting a new life and a new business overseas – you can now benefit from the advice and hindsight of fellow readers and avoid common mistakes!
We guide you through the top 10 things you need to keep in mind if you want to buy a business abroad and start a new and profitable life in the sun
Qatar is poised on the brink of becoming the next big thing in the world in terms of expatriate employment and lifestyle prospects – it has the tax-free salaries, the beautiful weather and opportunities aplenty – but where is it and what’s it like?
If you’re looking for a job abroad and you want to work for a good employer, have career progression potential and a decent salary AND you want to live in Europe in a stunning, culturally rich and welcoming nation, we’ll give you 10 reasons to look to Germany for work overseas
Despite the fact that unemployment in the eurozone is rising and nowhere in the world seems unaffected by the global economic storm, some countries have skills shortages and they are seeking expats to work in jobs abroad
We show you how you may be able to counter your company’s financial reluctance to relocate you to live and work abroad on assignment for them
We detail and discuss the 10 countries abroad where expatriates officially earn far more than their professional peers in the UK, so that you can see where you could be earning and saving more if you moved to live and work abroad
Have you thought about moving abroad to live and work – to advance your career or achieve a better work/life balance? But where are the most job opportunities in your professional sector and where should you be looking to find work overseas?
As our 60-year old case study will show you – you are never too old to go and work abroad as a teacher in an international school. Even if you’re a teacher approaching retirement or one who has a family in tow, there are jobs abroad waiting for you!
If you’re thinking of moving abroad to live and work, one of the most important considerations will be finding a job – so how do other professionals do it? We review a survey of global professionals abroad to find out.
A genuine opportunity is available for 9 financial advisers to work abroad in Spain for one of the leading international financial advisories. We outline the positions available and the qualifications and personal attributes that the right applicants will need.
A complete guide to finding work abroad doing whatever it is you want to do, no matter where in the world you want to work – don’t go and work abroad without reading our report!
At Shelter Offshore we’ve been discussing the age-old expat problem of work permits and working illegally abroad – we present for you our argument against working illegally, highlighting the risks, dangers and stereotyping prejudices that you could be falling foul of.
Exploring the world of opportunity that British teachers employed at international schools around the world can enjoy for the furtherance of their careers and the enhancement of their social lives! Case studies and expert data contained herein…
If one half of a partnership has a job abroad and the other doesn’t how can you find work so that you can relocate – alternatively, what if you and your partner are ready to move but neither of you has employment to go to? Finding ways you can move abroad and make a living…
How would you like to learn all about starting, running, operating and developing a successful business offshore, at home or abroad from one of the cleverest business brains in Britain?
If you’ve ever considered the option of going abroad to teach at an international school, then this article featuring a case study who has worked at many international schools is for you
Is there one single destination abroad that is best for those who want to get a better quality of life, who want to advance their career and earn more from living and working abroad? We investigate…
We are going to present as full and factual a picture of both the good AND the bad aspects about going to live and work abroad for would-be expatriates to help them make the right decision
According to leading experts, London and the UK is seeing a mass exodus of professional expats as taxes increase and the way of life fails to improve
Taking a look at which nations abroad and which employment sectors are offering job prospects for would-be expatriates and would-be employees
Getting a work visa to enable you to move abroad and secure employment to support your new expatriate lifestyle can be tricky, but in this report we show you how to secure an employment visa abroad
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New survey reveals to what great extent us Britons feel the urge to get out of the UK and escape for a new life abroad away from a high cost of living and excessive taxes in Britain
New research available exclusively to Shelter Offshore reveals that many teachers are enhancing their personal and professional lives by spending a period of time teaching abroad