Do you have any plan to go to foreign lands and work as an OFW? People say that working overseas does not only promises good salary, but you can also have the chance to experience the life in a foreign land. But, is that a good idea?
Aside from sacrificing of being away from your family, there’s nothing wrong about working abroad. The main issue is that how you can find the best destination that will give you a safe and comfortable life.
Here are some tips and guidelines to consider:
- Look for destination where your job skills fit
The first thing to do in determining the right destination to work abroad is to choose the one where your job skills fit. This means that you should identify the job that matches your skills. If you’re looking for a healthcare job, United States, Canada, and New Zealand are the best destinations.
- Salary and cost of living
The expected salary and cost of living are two important factors to consider in making your decision. Check the average salary offered for the job position and determine if it can sustain the cost of living of the country you plan to work. Select a job offer and destination in which you can still have the opportunity to save.
- Match your personal interest
In choosing the destination where you will work overseas, you should match first your personal interest such as your preference on food. Keep in mind that Filipino food is not available in some foreign areas.
- Culture and religion
Some countries have restrictions in terms of religion and many rules to abide with. This makes sense of knowing their restrictions and determine if you can follow those. If you are going to foreign countries, it is expected to experience different cultures. That’s why once you choose the destination, you should familiarize the culture so that you won’t experience any problem once you’re there.
- Safety and weather of the country
Another factors to consider in making a decision is the safety and weather condition of the country. If you can’t withstand the cold weather particularly during winter, you should not choose countries like Canada or United States. Likewise, choose a country that ensures safety of the community especially the foreign workers.
Read also : How To Avoid Illegal Recruiters
When planning to work abroad, you should not base your decision merely on the salary. All those factors discussed above play a big role on how you will live your life as an OFW.