Working Abroad Options

As evidenced at the work abroad Expos in Ireland in March 2012, where thousands queued to learn more about work opportunities overseas, migrating overseas for work and career opportunities is an increasingly pertinent option for individuals and families living in Ireland, where the unemployment rate remains very high (14.2% in February 2012).

Recent media reports on migration have continued the discussion on lifestyle versus forced migration. The fact is that while some people feel they have to emigrate due to their personal situation in Ireland, others opt to move for a better quality of life or to learn more about the world.

Nevertheless, there seems to be positive outlooks for emigrants on the jobs front, but the skills required need to be considered. It may mean re-skilling in order to be eligible for a working visa overseas, which is not easy for some who may have been in their particular profession for a long period of time.

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About Marian Crowley-Henry

Dr Marian Crowley-Henry is a lecturer in human resource management, international management and organisational behaviour/theory in the Department of Management at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She is the programme director of the MSc HRM/HRD. Marian’s current research interests are in international human resource management, self initiated expatriation, migration, careers and identity, and supervises PhD research students in those areas.