Jobs to Boost Your Career Prospects Back Home
Working abroad can give your career opportunities back home a real boost. There are certain types of jobs where experience gained in another country can certainly help to find a better position when you come back to the UK. This is particularly of interest for people that may be finding it hard to gain employment in the wake of the global recession, so adding overseas experience to your CV can really help to make your application stand out. It is also a terrific way to keep positive if you’ve been applying for lots of jobs but getting very few responses, as you’ll have the life experience of living and working in another country as well as boosting your career prospects, both in terms of career history and language skills.
RecruitmentThe recruitment industry in the UK likes to employ people that have worked in similar roles overseas as it gives a broader skill set. Recruitment is predominantly a sales role, so a varied experience is beneficial in that the employee has been exposed to different ideas, training and styles. There are also a great many recruitment agencies that have international offices, so working in a branch overseas can be a great way to finding employment back in the UK.
Catering and HospitalityExperience gained overseas in the catering and hospitality industry gives a great boost to a UK CV. It may seem a cliché, but it is still appealing for chefs to have worked in France and learned about classic French cuisine. This is also the case for other countries where the cuisine is popular in the UK, such as Italy, Thailand and Mexico.
In terms of hospitality experience, working in international hotels overseas or indeed boutique hotels is a great way to add a little exotic flair to your CV. This is also the case for hospitality roles such as working in a tourist information office or places such as train stations or campsites, as you will have come into contact with all sorts of different types of people and learnt to handle a range of situations.