Are you thinking that the next step in your career should be abroad? Are you ready to become an expat? If so, then where?
The question of where depends on your individual preferences, the stage of your career, and where the opportunities are.
A growing trend has been to bailout of trying to launch a formal traditional career in places like Britain and the USA to go do something completely different like teaching English in places like China, Vietnam and Taiwan. After a year or two, or sometimes longer, the excitement of new experiences leads to the desire to explore other expat cities.
While there is more intense competition for promotion and career advancement in cities like London and New York, there is often more opportunity and less competition in places like Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, more so in places that are less established.
If you want to advance your career, or if you simply want to open yourself to new opportunities, you will have an advantage if you…