All you need in order to find a job is going abroad!?

Airplan flying abroad

When you think of the labour market it’s easy to be struck by desperation and see your country solely in a negative light and others in an entirely positive light.

People simplistically think that “it's sufficient to go abroad” - in particular to England – at any age and find a job.

But going abroad is a form of emigration, albeit a “luxury” version of this process, if it consists in moving to another country for work when you are not asked to do so by the company you are currently working for. And emigration will have some implications on your life that are even more significant than a job. 

Even for people that choose to remain in Italy going abroad can teach them some things:

  • there is a method for looking for jobs
  • what you know is more important that how old you are
  • the environment and culture surrounding you can stimulate your professional development
  • an Erasmus is a significant experience
  • failure is not the end, but rather the start of a new path.

Leaving, travelling or going away sometimes means escaping and freeing oneself.

For example, decades ago when I was at Uni I remember that when I was feeling overwhelmed by the strain of day-today life I sometimes thought – as I saw flights taking off from Milan’s Linate airport – “I might just get a flight and …”.

Sometimes people plan to leave for reasons other than work and it’s worth reflecting on these reasons or at least being aware of them.

About the author
Cristina Gianotti
For more than fifteen years Cristina Gianotti has been working in Coaching - Career, Executive and Business Coaching – supporting managers, professionals and entrepreneurs that are interested in investing in themselves and their own professional development. She comes from a management consulting, management and entrepreneurial background. In 2016 she published her fisrt book "E' facile cambiare lavoro se sai come fare" (It is easy to change job if knowing how) with bookabook. In 2018 the second one "Connecting Dots: il networking questo sconosciuto" (Connetting dots: the unknow professional networking").

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