First impressions matter, remember? And your first experiences as an expat sometimes decide our whole perspective on how expat life should look like. That’s why it’s so important to choose your first expat job wisely. To put all things in balance and find something that you would enjoy doing, without feeling overwhelmed. ‘Cause, you know, being a first time expat will be overwhelming enough. Here’s a list of 3 jobs that can fit the description:
There are a few types of work that allow you to work from anywhere in the world where you have internet connection, like web design, programming or freelance writing. This way, you’ll be able to travel to the places you only dreamt of, organising your own time and being in constant change. This can also be a throwback, if you’re not the type that wants to face this constant change of the scenery. It will not bring you the traditional security of an ordinary job, but a little adventure never hurt nobody, you could give it a try for a while, see what comes out of it.
Teaching English can be done all over the world, so, if you have the skills for it, this can be a great option for you. You don’t need to be a native speaker, but fluent English will be necessary. You’ll probably also need a university degree, but in some countries like Thailand or Vietnam you may not need as many qualifications.
You have the opportunity to travel, get in touch with other cultures, work with children maybe (which can be extraordinary). The “not so great” part is that, depending on where you get to work, this may not bring you much money, so set your expectations accordingly.
If you ever been to a hostel before, for sure at least one worker there was a foreigner. Why? Because it can be a great place to feel the vibe of the city, meet other people like yourself traveling the world, make friends or even establish business contacts. Some months of the year are probably better for tourism than others, depending on the location, so try to aim the peaks. Your tip depends on this, considering the salaries are usually not so high.