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Top Tips: Working Holidays
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:10 in Top Tips, Working Holidays, Work Abroad
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To most people, the term “working holiday” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working holiday! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the most of your time abroad.

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  1. Even “low-skilled” work can have high value: Even if you work in a café or retail store, you’ll still be able to hone your cross-cultural communication skills and get better at speaking the local language.
  2. Do your research! Working holidays are a popular form of travel. Because of this, there are many organizations and businesses dedicated to placing willing workers in low-skilled jobs abroad.
  3. Add a career-building component to your travels: Make professional connections, volunteer and get to know local markets and businesses. This will give you the upper hand if you decide to apply for work in your host country in the future.
  4. Have a professional description of yourself at the ready at all times: You never know when a business connection might pop up, so be prepared.

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