Looking for work? Lucrative job markets across the world

| May 30, 2014

Jobseekers with limited employment opportunities in their hometown might contemplate relocating. Devika Arora has a brief overview of the international job market.

In today’s age, job seekers are looking for lucrative career opportunities for which they are ready to move beyond borders to find work in their respective fields. Those who think they have limited employment opportunities can contemplate shifting base to another city or country to move out of a dead-end job. If young professionals feel they are being undervalued, they can relocate to a place where their skills and talent will be appreciated. Following are some of the most expat-friendly destinations where you can look for jobs.

If Sydney and Melbourne are unable to give you the right opportunity, maybe it is time to move to the boomtown of Perth. Perth is now one of the fastest growing Australian cities and is witnessing a resources boom that is creating major demand for skilled workers in transport, logistics, construction and mining.

Jobs in Perth offer high salaries along with a great work environment, which is why they are attracting a lot of professionals from all over the globe. If Perth too does not give you what you want, check out cities like Adelaide and Brisbane.

Moving beyond the Australian borders, there are numerous job opportunities in other countries waiting to be tapped. Let us take a look at some of the most opportune countries and the job opportunities they offer.

The United Arab Emirates is a goldmine of jobs right now. From jobs in construction and hospitality to oil and gas, the cities of UAE offer various job opportunities. Whether you are seeking jobs in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you will find exciting options in all sectors. For now, teaching English can be a great job for expats, especially women. English as a foreign language has great potential in this country and teaching it is a sure-shot way of making money. There is a strong demand for learning English among affluent Emiratis, which means that these jobs are available in abundance and you will be remunerated well. As per the International TEFL Academy, the UAE can offer up to AED 11,000 a month for teaching English. Now with the living costs being as low as AED 3,700 in this tax-free country, you can certainly earn and save a lot.

The USA is famous for changing lives radically. Move to New York and you will find that digital marketing is an expanding job market where the largest pay packages are paid to digital marketing managers. Further still, if you can lay your hands on a digital marketing job in San Jose in California, you may end up earning an average of $100,000 a year. New York, on the other hand, will pay you a marginally close salary of $90,000.

Business Insider has identified 25 companies that pay highest salaries to software engineers, of which 16 are headquartered in San Jose, including household brands like Facebook and Google. The median base salary of the specialists is around $105,660.

Talk of the United Kingdom and you think of all the creativity that exists there in the form of thriving industries like advertising, fashion, architecture and films. All these account for £71 billion (over 5%) of the UK economy and constitute the fastest growing sector. London in particular is the place to be as it is the employment hub for those skilled in design, publishing, marketing and production.

Other areas offering lucrative career opportunities include Singapore, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Switzerland.

So whether you are searching for a permanent job or are planning to move out for a year or two in hope of better pay packages, pick out one of these locations and begin packing!

Devika Arora

Devika Arora is an established writer professionally attached with job search portal Naukrigulf.com. She is currently writing articles and blogs based on job search and career building for the benefit of professionals looking for jobs in the gulf region.