it possible to find a job overseas for only a few
For a few years?
For the rest of my life?
opportunities for short-term employment can be quite
limited in most occupations.
countries there are considerable costs, in terms of
money as well as in time and headaches, to obtain legal
residence visas and work permits for employees.
Therefore, you will find a smaller pool of employers who
wish to employ you.
If you are
flexible and would consider teaching English - in the
last few years more and more short-term positions have
become available. Some even include airfare. Head over
TEFL Temp to scout short-term jobs. If you have
trouble finding short-term work (less than one year) in
countries where you would like to be located, consider
volunteer work - in those same countries.
isn't your thing -
Temp has a page on volunteer programs that are often
looking for people with other skills.
One Year -
or a Life Time - Overseas
jobs are relatively easy to find and if you wish to
spend the rest of your life working around the world -
you will find it quite easy to do so.
is that age discrimination is much more open in most of
the world - but as I write this page, I am 56 years of
age, with white hair and a wrinkled face. Yet, I have
had not trouble finding good jobs in several countries.
I started teaching English overseas at about the age of
40 - and had no problem at that time either.
your specific skills and education will play an
important role. But, generally speaking, if you
have a degree and some training in teaching
English - you work almost anywhere, at almost any age.