Practical Advice

Practical advice for working abroadThe promise of paid work abroad paves the way for an amazing adventure overseas, but among all the excitement and anticipation it’s easy to overlook the practicalities. If you want to make your working experience abroad go with a bang, not fizzle at the first hurdle, take care of the practical side of things and the rest will look after itself.

Vital visas

Before you zoom off for some overseas job action, you need to set up the small stuff. In many destinations, it’s crucial to get a working visa sorted so you can make the most of your year abroad. Don’t be caught out by not having the right piece of paperwork; get your visa in place for some perfect paid work preparation.


Taxing stuff

Taking a look at taxes abroad should also be top of your list: Know your tax rights and sign up for a tax number when you travel. Other important considerations when looking for work abroad are appropriate insurance and making sure you have safe accommodation set up, as well as an international mobile phone and all the right references.


CV sensation

Sending out your CV is a key concern, and making sure your CV is resume-ready for a career abroad should be a top priority. Check out our advice on preparing your CV with top tips on what to include, as well as how and when to get your CV out to employers so paid work doesn’t pass you by.

Inspired interviews

Interview techniques are another area where it would be wise to do your homework, as entering the world of work in different destinations can be a new and challenging experience. Make sure you have the wow-factor and don’t be a working wallflower as you dazzle the interview panel in dynamic destinations.

Go for it!

Do the groundwork before you go and get going on a working gap year. With the practicalities done and dusted you can sit back, relax and wait for the jobs to roll in!