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Experience Abroad | Discover the Advantages for the Job Market

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Today we’d like to tell you how an experience abroad is a golden opportunity to improve your future work opportunities. Keep in mind that living an experience abroad is just the way to enrich and enhance your CV.

Join us to discover how an experience abroad will transform your work skills and, ultimately, your entire life!

Advantages of Living an Experience Abroad

an experience abroad brings many things into your life

The advantages of living an experience abroad are multiple and of a varied nature. But we are going to list just some of the most transformative

  • Personal growth.
  • Positive attitude to life.
  • Bye fear, hello challenges!
  • Problem-solving capacity, especially because you’ll be living alone.
  • Independence: personal, financial, emotional, etc.
  • Trust in yourself.
  • Broadening your general cultural knowledge.
  • Understanding of many other cultures (cultural diversity).
  • Leaving your comfort zone and adapting to unfamiliar situations.
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  • Differentiation, greater competition, and access to better job positions.
  • Friends and contacts all around the world.

Company Valued Aptitudes After an Experience Abroad

company values align with what you learn from your experience abroad

In addition to what brings you as a person, an experience abroad also adds skills to your professional profile. These skills speak for themselves, and more companies value and look for them in their teams. For example:

  • Autonomy
  • Responsibility
  • Foreign languages
  • Teamwork in another language
  • Negotiation skills
  • Adaptability to changes, facing them and taking them as something positive
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, innovative, proactive attitude
  • Better communication skills

Next, we detail the overall top benefits that living an experience abroad has.

Personal growth

An experience abroad will bring you personal growth

Once you decide to go abroad, for example to  Australia  or Spain, you’ll start to leave behind some of your fears. Those same fears that previously prevented you from carrying out your goal. And in turn, you will be facing a new challenge in your life. That positive attitude and adventurous spirit will give you a differential that companies value very much.

You also have to bear in mind that you are going to be more independent. And you are going to fend for yourself. This is because you will not have your usual circle of friends and family to solve the situations that may arise.

A different view of the world

A different view of the world

Though an experience abroad, you will be living in a totally different environment than the one you were used to. And this will give you new perspectives on the world, society, cultures and many other issues.

This new information will make you more creative and innovative since your mind is now full of new knowledge. Furthermore, you will have different perspectives of things around you. In short, you will find that maturity on a personal level that will open the doors to a new stage.

Self-trust

Self reliance

The personal confidence that you are going to achieve when traveling is composed of several factors. And it has to do with your openness to new cultures that you were not aware of before. You will learn to understand other people, to work in multicultural environments. Plus, you’ll move like a fish in water in any international setting.

Multinational companies generally look for these profiles, as they need to have people who can adapt to any cultural pattern. Since the job market is fast-changing and fast-paced, they need people who are comfortable with this.

Ability to adapt to changes by having an experience abroad

An experience abroad brings you many company valued features

Leaving your comfort zone and adjusting to unfamiliar situations will show that you have high adaptability to changes.

You will feel ready with experience and maturity to face any changes that come your way, both in your personal or work life. And you’ll learn to make the changes as something positive.

Command of a second language

A second language is an advantage

Many of the CVs that don’t have an extra language (mainly English) go directly to the recycle bin. No matter how smart or educated you are, if you don’t have at least a basic English command, you won’t get past the first interview. It is key that your language level is as high as possible. This way, you’ll be able to get the best jobs and negotiate the best salaries.

Studying a language course while living your experience abroad will help you opt for a better job. These are the experiences we have to offer you!

Broadening your professional education

Graduation

So, you think that since you’re already working abroad, you can forget about your education? Quite the opposite! Now that you have arrived in a new country you have the opportunity to learn even more. Some countries like New ZealandAustralia, and Ireland offer vocational courses to develop useful skills.

Or, you could take it to the next level and get a postgraduate degree. Talk about opening doors for you! At GrowPro, we can help you enter some of the best Universities in the world. Check out these possibilities!

Ability to manage your finances

Managing finances

During your experience abroad, you will indisputably learn to manage your personal finances. You will have to pay for your expenses, pay taxes, value your resources and manage them efficiently. This ability will help you show yourself as a responsible candidate who does not spend money deliberately. And also as a person who saves as much as possible. Is there a company that does not like to take care of its resources?

At the end of the day, you will become a sensible person. And you’ll have autonomy when it comes to money. This is a highly valued skill for high-level positions where reliable employees are necessary to manage resources.

Improving your communication skills

communication skills

You will develop your communication skills from day 1 of your experience abroad. Upon arrival, you will find many tasks that require interacting with people. For example, you will open a bank account, pay taxes, and look for work in different places. Besides, you will make new friends and attend many social gatherings.

All this will make you have to communicate constantly in different scenarios. You will put your negotiation skills to use when looking for work and even agree on your salary. You may even have to work as a team. And, in that case, you should convey your ideas clearly and understandably. At the end of your experience, you will be a great speaker!

A contact network as a result of your experience abroad

contact network

Perhaps one of the most valuable benefits is expanding your network of contacts globally.

In your experience abroad, you will make friends from different countries and meet very interesting people. Some of them will even become your family because you will share many unique experiences.

Never miss the opportunity of meeting new people

meeting new people

This can give you many job opportunities in various countries because you never know who you are meeting. Maybe your former roommate is a manager of a multinational company and wants to offer you a job. Or your neighbors may have a business idea and invite you to be part of it in another destination. It’s really amazing how wide your path becomes as you meet people.

As an extra bonus, once you finish your experience abroad, you can visit any part of the world. All because you’ll have “free” accommodation in different cities around the world.

Final Advice to Enjoy your Experience Abroad to the Fullest

Enjoy your experience

Living an experience abroad of this type will not be very easy. But, in the end, you will grow in so many aspects. And you will become the ideal candidate for any company and a better person!

You will notice that all of the above are characteristics that recruiters look for when choosing candidates for a position. Companies are increasingly interested in profiles like this and an experience abroad will help you to become who they are looking for.

Do not be left behind! If you want the job of your dreams and experiences that you’ll remember all your life, now’s the time!

If you’d like more info, check out our guide with everything you need to study and work abroad.

About the author

Charlotte Koks

Hey there! My name is Charlotte, and I'm working as an International Project Manager at GrowPro Experience. My goal is to help students all around the world to live the experiences of a lifetime 🙌🏽. I'm trying to inspire students by means of telling the story of former growers, showing what we are doing at each destination and writing about our cities and tips on our blogs. I got a big passion for adventures, doing sports in the park, learning new languages and seeing new places 🌏. That's one of the reasons why I studied European Studies and why I currently work for GrowPro, to expand my horizons. Hopefully, I can inspire you to do the same!