What are the most in-demand jobs abroad? It depends on the country you want to move to. However, there are general rules that always apply.
- The greater the prosperity of the country, the greater the chances of finding unskilled work. Jobs that the locals do not want to do (cleaning, manufacturing, catering, logistics, transportation, nursing, construction, etc.)
- The greater the tourism in a country, the greater the chances of finding work in the hospitality industry
- Anywhere you have a good chance of finding employment if you are a highly skilled worker in a sector where there is a shortage (IT, engineering, healthcare, trade, finance and marketing).
The most in-demand jobs abroad
The sectors that generate the greatest demand worldwide:
- The services sector accounts for nearly 60% of international job postings. This sector accounts for the most job openings for foreign workers
- The industrial sector accounts for over 20% of job openings
- The construction sector is on the upswing and the number of international job openings is around 15%
- Jobs in the IT and engineering sectors are on an upward trend
- The number of international job openings in sales and marketing is also increasing
- Increasing demand also for healthcare and medical professions (doctors, nurses, caregivers)
- Demand for workers in the hospitality industry (cooks, pizza makers, etc.) is constantly increasing
Most job advertisements aimed at foreigners require, among other things, a university degree. In this way, they want to show that they are urgently looking for skilled workers.
What country should you move to?
After seeing which jobs are most in demand abroad, the second question arises: to which country is it best to move?
When choosing which country to move to, you should be guided by several factors:
- The country where there is the greatest chance of finding work in your career field
- The country that best suits your lifestyle
- Your age. If you are a highly skilled worker, age is not a big problem. If you are looking for unskilled work, you must keep in mind that you will be competing with young people and it will be difficult to hire you. One option you could consider would be the UK, for example. There, the date of birth is not included in the resume to avoid discrimination, and there are even special job search websites for people over-50s.
- The country where you have acquaintances
It is not easy to reconcile all these things, but it is at least worthwhile to find a compromise. If you like it in Spain, but your profession is not in demand here, while it is in high demand and well paid in Germany, where your cousin lives, you might want to consider a change of destination.
However, you need to realize that moving to a country you do not like will make the adjustment period longer and more traumatic, and you will probably never fully accept the new country.
A survey was conducted among 30,000 expatriates in more than 100 countries around the world to find out which are the best countries to live and work in, based on salaries, job opportunities and other parameters.
Switzerland took first place, thanks to high salaries and an excellent work culture. Germany came in second place.
The results show that Europe is the best continent for finding work abroad, with six countries (Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria and the United Kingdom) ranking in the top ten.
In any case, it is advisable to find out about the country’s labor market and search for job offers on the Internet before moving.