Not all rosy overseas
SIX out of 10 professionals are considering working overseas in the near future, says recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
The same proportion of 60 per cent, however, choose to continue working in Australia to be close to family and friends.
The firm’s Recruitment Intelligence Survey of about 300 professionals finds 37 per cent of workers are looking for a lifestyle change and want to experience another culture.
Asia is the top destination contemplating a move overseas.
Director Erica Lindberg says the result is surprising given the negative outlook reported for overseas economies and their high levels of unemployment.
She encourages workers to consider their career options.
‘‘ Although international experience is great for a professional’s CV, at present we strongly recommend candidates look for work closer to home in order to take advantage of the growing Australian economy,’’ she says.