Who knows how the job market will change this year. In my job search I initially looked for jobs within a short commute from my home.
That didn’t work well, so I extended the search to a longer commute.
Then I realized I might have to look outside of my normal commute and maybe think about moving my family. When I realized I was open to moving from the state I live in, I was open to moving ANYWHERE. Even outside of the U.S.
I have friends and relatives who have spent some of their career outside of the U.S. When you work outside of the U.S., and you are a U.S. citizen, you are considered an expat (short for expatriate – more info here).
I read a post about the booming job market outside of the U.S…. read it here.
Is this something you would consider?
I think most people are afraid of what that means. As a kid we moved about every three or four years. My parent had to be open to that. It was hard not having long-term friends (like a best friend from kindergarten, or something like that), but it was awesome moving to new places, meeting new people, etc.
There are definite pros and cons to being an expat – if you haven’t considered it, here are some links where you can research it:
Who knows, it may be the greatest journey of your career!