There are many reasons you may want to move overseas for a new job. Maybe you plan on widening your career prospects, maybe there are greener pastures abroad for your kind of profession, or sometimes you may just be wanting to change your environment by breaking your current monotony and move on to newer and more exciting challenges. Having a job abroad is also an amazing chance to discover that country and its culture in depth, without worrying about a limited vacation budget. Of course, money usually does present some kind of an issue, but you can fight against that obstacle with a frugal lifestyle and making use of such websites as Discountrue that offer you coupons for a wide range of shops – Kohl’s, Target, you name it. Anyway, whatever your reason is, we’ve compiled the best advice from a number of experts on how to go about securing a job overseas! Check it out below:
Make good use of the Internet
You can start with social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr or anything else. However, the Internet also has lots of other resources that can help you find work overseas, including electronic mailing lists and professional blogs. A website such as prospects.ac.uk can also be a very good place to begin with. It has country profiles that contain a great deal of information about finding jobs and working abroad. You also need to ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date always, as some employers do recruit directly via the site. There are also several industry-specific groups that you can subscribe to in order to learn more about how to network online. Visit sites like CareerOneStop.org, Internships.com, CollegeRecruiter.com or iSeek.com to learn more.
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If you’ve never been boating before, you are missing out on something special. It’s a fantastic way to relax and spend time with family and friends. Choose the right boating destination for a majestic experience.
Before we look at some of the best places for boating in the country, consider the following tips for purchasing a boat. You can get a boat financed just like a car. To get the best deal, look for boat loan rates online before making any decisions. Also think about the type of boat that would best suit your interests; fishing, skiing, pontoon boat, canoe, sailboat or even a kayak. This site has some great recommendations for the best fishing kayak if you’re ready to combine your love of boating and fishing. Ahoy!
Read below for two great boating destinations in the U.S.
South Puget Sound, Washington
Known as the waterfront capital, South Puget Sound is certainly worth visiting. There are a number of interesting places as well as activities to keep you and your family members entertained. Take a cruise down the metropolitan route towards Seattle/Tacoma for the marvelous scenery and calm waters. Consider a fishing trip for salmon or other bottom sea fish. There are quite a few fishing sites in the area to fish or relax. For some privacy and less crowded spaces consider boating around one of the many spacious marinas.
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For many female travelers the thought of going on a solo trip can be a strange one at first, but with the correct preparation this mountain quickly becomes more of a molehill. When considering an app, safety and security are among the first concerns. The following app suggestions make the journey more enjoyable too.
Google Translate quickly changed the way that we check out the written word but it can also help with the spoken word too. This handy app can be used to improve pronunciation and the voice recognition can even help travelers on the spot. There are 58 languages included. There are few places that this app wouldn’t come in handy.
To have some entertainment on hand for those quieter times spent in hotels, bingo can be a fun distraction. Bingo apps for tablets, like those recommended on tablet-bingo.com, are all the rage and travelers can use these for gambling or just free fun.
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I love trains and so when I went to Sri Lanka, I visited as many places as I could by train, and sometimes by bus.
I started in Colombo; went down to Galle to see the fort and lighthouse; to Anuradhapura with its temples and stupas; to Pollonarawa with its ancient sights; to Sigiriya, or Lion’s Throat; and Damballa with its caves full of Buddha murals and statues.
So far so good.
As I was planning this trip I had read something about a huge festival in the city of Kandy. The festival is called Esala Perahera, and one website mentioned that it is the biggest festival of its kind in South Asia.
I felt quite lucky to be able to book a room online at the colonial era Queen’s Hotel. With a copy of my reservation in hand I walked up to the front desk only to be told that they had no record of my reservation; they were fully booked; and every hotel in the area was fully booked.
I usually try to keep my cool, but I decided to pitch a fit. They gave me a room in the attic. At first I was not at all satisfied with this room and I’m not picky about hotel rooms: for me it’s just a place to sleep after stomping around all day taking photos. But this room was filthy and the Victorian bathtub was probably made early in the reign of that particular monarch.
But I was in luck. This ten day Esala Perahera festival culminates in a huge parade with thousands of participants: dancers, torch twirlers, bowl spinners, drums and other instruments, elaborate costumes, and at least fifty elephants all covered in exquisite fabrics and brightly colored lights. The main event is when the sacred tooth relic of Buddha which is normally kept in the Temple of the Tooth is carried in a golden “casket” on top of the last elephant “dressed” in gold.
And it just so happened that this incredible parade passed along the street on which the Queen’s Hotel sits. And it just so happened that I could open up one of my windows and sit there watching the parade from one of the best seats in Kandy! Click to read more about my trip to Sri Lanka
Sometimes mixing it up a bit for the holidays can be refreshing and fun. If your budget this year is a little bit bigger (or even if that is not – there are some ways how to travel cheap) consider spending the jolliest time of the year somewhere abroad! Your Christmas memories will be plentiful and you’ll likely score some pretty amazing souvenirs from far away. Review this list of the 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World. Also consider the following five top destinations to spend your Christmas this year.
With one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world and many old Christmas traditions, Germany is worth visiting during the holiday season. Visit the oldest Christmas market in Dresden, dating back to 1435. Other must see markets include Munich’s Marienplatz market and Tollwood Winter Festival. In the capital city, Berlin make a stop at the hugely popular Christmas Market, held in the grounds of the stunning Charlottenburg Castle. And, of course, make sure you try out some Lebkuchen – delicious spiced gingerbread – and a cup of Glühwein – hot mulled wine.
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