But how to go about getting there?
1. Use social media
While it may seem like a weird idea to get a job using Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, it’s more about networking. Using social media is a great way to meet people overseas.
Many great companies advertise and market themselves using various social media platforms. Try to follow a few companies online, as you get to find out more about the business, its vision and might even get to engage with their employees.
Twitter account to follow: Opportunities for Africans
2. Teach English
Have a degree? Then why not teach English to kids or people in foreign countries abroad? There are various ways you can go about teaching overseas: you can either become a tutor or you can teach any subject you are qualified in.
If you want to become a teacher and you don’t have a college degree, you do need have a TEFL (Teach English as Foreign Language) certificate.
Countries with a grave shortage English teachers: Thailand, South Korea, Nicaragua, Dubai, China, Russia, Vietnam, Chile and many more.
Doing an internship abroad is not only a great way to build up your skills for your CV, but you can also get the opportunity to help companies in need.
4. Au Pair
If you love kids then becoming an au pair is perfect. By au pairing you are allowed to live with the family you work for, as well as do some housework (although most homes include a maid) and buy groceries.
Studying abroad is every student’s dream, as you can get a degree at an internationally acclaimed university. Although studying lasts a year or two, job opportunities may arise via networking.
6. Join recruitment agencies
Getting a job overseas through a recruitment agency is probably one of the safest ways to go. Some companies hire recruitment agencies to find suitable employees and this could provide you with ongoing opportunities.
Instead of you doing everything by yourself, the recruitment agency will sort out all the paperwork required for you to do the interview and get the job.
7. Cruise ships
Do you want a job in the hospitality industry? Working on a cruise ship is great – unless you suffer from motion sickness – as you get to save money, as you don’t have need to pay for you accommodation or food.
You can work as a waitress, masseuse, musician or even nurse. You also get to meet interesting new people, while visiting and exploring exotic countries around the world.
We've asked some of you on Twitter if you've ever worked abroad and whether or not you'd do it again - here's what you had to say:
I was involve in a project that meant I had to work in Belgium for three months. As far as work goes, it was the best three months I've ever had. Totally different work culture compared to South Africa.— ??Jua (Juanita Catherine) van Zyl?? (@JuavanZyl) February 16, 2018
Yes! In USA, Madagascar and Tanzania and would definitely do it again! (In fact, my husband accepted a job in Zambia just last year and we love it!!)— Gaelyn Cokayne (@gaecokayne) February 16, 2018
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