You’ve been told that travel broadens your horizons, that working abroad could help with that. Most people are usually okay with working in an office on a daily basis, the routine of travel being the only tedious thing about them and the job that they love.
For others, it isn’t enough to just sit in one place and work. People like to wander, and you might know a few. Your friends who’re rarely ever in the city when it’s the weekend, they’ve been out of the country more times than you have over the course of the last few years. It’s not that they’re spending all their money on it, it’s that their wanderlust is strong enough that they save up to actually travel and experience different cultures.
Sometimes, a career change is in order when you feel like taking the world by storm. If you want to travel more, here’s a look at jet-setting jobs that might get you from your desk to Denver in a few years.
You’ve probably heard of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). These jobs can be based locally with one-on-one sessions between you and your student happening via video sessions. It’s great, but you can also teach English in other countries.
It’s perfect for teachers, but most people with a great command of English can get certification and many of these certification courses also help out with job placement. You can also visit websites like GoAbroad to look for jobs that let you teach English in other countries.
Globe-trotting is a requirement of working in the airline industry, which is also one of its biggest perks. Being a flight attendant, or cabin crew means you need great interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a smile at all times.
Requirements for applicants include checks on height, weight, and general physicality, but if you’ve got all that plus charisma and charm, you’ve got a shot. If you make the cut you’ll be trained for emergency situations, first aid, swimming, to name a few.
The reward of being able to stay in some of the most fabulous cities in the world is worth it. To get started, you’ll want to look around for open positions online.
The travel writing industry is competitive, but the payoff is huge when you’ve managed to establish yourself and your brand as a travel writer.
The great thing about this job is that you can control your own schedule, and interview interesting people. Your days could be spent in bustling New York one day and in a charming hot springs town in Japan the next. Those days mean brainstorming possible topics and pitching them to magazines plus writing for your own blog.
The first thing you’ll want to do is develop your writing skill and take get a few published pieces out there by taking on a few freelance writing gigs. Websites like Upwork, Elance, and Problogger can get you started.
These are just a few of the jobs you’ll want to look at if the plan is to eventually jet-set around the world for work. Establishing yourself in a new career is never easy, but every opportunity to see the world – whether for work or pleasure – is one that you need to take.