UK graduates, and even experienced professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to land a job that is related to their expertise and skills, and which also offers career progression and fair remuneration. As the economy tightens its belt, job opportunities become more scarce, and redundancies more frequent. Taking months to land a job can be very detrimental to your overall career progression, but with few opportunities available, many professionals are faced with long periods of unemployment and tiring job searches.
The most practical career move to make if you are struggling to find a job that relates to your education, qualifications, and skills, is to relocate overseas.
Top countries for job opportunities currently include:
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
Most of these countries offer ‘working holiday visas’ which allow you to work in the country for a specified period of time before having to either return home, or renew your visa. Australia and New Zealand in particularly provide excellent working holiday visas of up to 12months, giving job seekers plenty of time to settle in and search for employment.
UK professionals are in demand
Oftentimes, companies located offshore seek UK candidates who possess a UK degree due to its reputation and credibility in the professional working world. As a UK job seeker, you may find that it is surprisingly easy to secure employment abroad than it is in your own country.
Attractive job packages abroad
Overseas opportunities usually provide excellent benefit packages including an attractive salary, incentives and in some situations, a relocation package. If you have secured a job offer prior to moving abroad, you will find it much easier to settle into your new location; nevertheless, motivated job seekers who move abroad in search for a good job, have just as much chance of securing employment.