Not all rosy over­seas

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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.

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