Finding Work Abroad

Have you thought about finding work abroad? Are you sick of the employment landscape at home? Do you want to make money while you travel?

I need to start off by telling you that the work you find abroad all depends on how long you plan on being in the destination for. What this means is that most places won’t hire you to be a Teacher for 3 weeks. On the flip side, a bar is willing to let you serve drinks for a few weeks because that’s a job that may have a higher turnover rate.

Let’s get into the different types of work that you can find online depending on how long you plan on being gone for…

Long-Term Work Abroad.

If you want to start looking for long-term work in a different country you need to check out Dave’s ESL Cafe right now. The whole point of this site is basically to find work as an English Teacher in a different part of the world. I personally don’t have any experience with this. My friend, Steve, on the other hand used the site to find a one year teaching gig in South Korea for a full-year term.

What that means is that if you’re willing to be away from home for a full year and want to teach English then this is the best solution and resource for you. By teaching English abroad you get to learn all about a new culture while making some money.

How do long-term gigs work? You check out the ESL Cafe and then you start sending your resume to the jobs you want to apply for in the country you want to work in. Just like your regular job hunt, except you’re searching in cool parts of the world. Once you get an interview they’ll ask you for your credentials. Generally speaking a college degree is enough. You can get the English teaching certification as an added bonus. From then on you sign a contract and they take care of the rest of the details. You just need to find the company in the part of the world where you want to work.

This is quick overview because I want you to take action and not to sit around idly.

Short-Term Work Abroad.

This is the ideal solution for those that want to move around frequently while traveling or don’t want to be in the situation where they don’t have any money. I just came back from Europe so I can share with you the most common short-term gigs that I noticed:

  • Serving drinks.
  • Working at a hostel.
  • Any service job.
  • Tutoring.

General Work You Can Do While Traveling.

This is work that you can do remotely and you don’t need a specific location for. I won’t get into this here but you can easily start an online business with no money (I just wrote about this), that you can maintain as you travel the world. Since this topic is played out for now, allow me to share a few other options for general work you can do while traveling:

You can either waste all of your money while you travel. On the flip side, if you take a little initiative, you can turn a profit while you travel this world and have the time of your life. Which one sounds better?

Check out the other articles from the Travel Like a Rockstar Series:

Can I Travel When I’m Not Rich?

4 Little Known Ways of Saving Money While Traveling.

3 Things You Must Know About Traveling

Is It Worth Staying in Hostels When You Travel?

(photo credit: kokorowashinjin)

Martin Dasko

Martin Dasko