Seems like a lot of hassle to go through for an entry level job. Pays enough to get by frugally. Good company.
It's not relevant to anything I want to do long term though, I just applied to it on a whim because I've been unemployed for a while and can't seem to get anything else.
Better than doing nothing though? Thought?
Is it a job in retail or something? I personally wouldn't go abroad for a minimum wage job, Think of how much it will cost in flights, accommodation etc. then what happens if you get there and the job isn't what you imagined/enjoy. Its a lot of hassle when there are those sort of jobs here. If it was a better paying job/relevant to your career aspirations I would consider it but otherwise no
I wouldnt go unless it was spectacular experience. Too much hassle for me. You cam do volintary work here.
One of the reasons is if it leaves you financially vulnerable abroad.
I took a reasonably entry level position abroad a year or so back. Best decision I ever made. Opened up a whole load of career opertunities in a new country, where my specific skills were in much higher demand then back in the UK. It also made much more indipendant, confident and self-reliant. And as the cherry on the top, I am quickly moving along with learning a second language.*
Its also the hardest thing I have ever done. Living away from your home is awful, unless you love that traveller/expat type vibe. For most people its just a prolonged pause in every aspect of their life except work.. I havent seen my family in 11 months. havent spoken face to face with another british person in 9. I can barely eat any of the food I like, everything is cultrually different here, communication is improving but still hard most of the time. Any time when I am not working, I am daydreaming about coming home, and wanting to return. I wont though, because I have a plan - and there is a really good reward in store if I see my plan through to fruition, and that means staying away from home for another 11 months more.
So for me, unless you are the sort of traveller type, then working abroad is definetly not something you do on a whim. It should be a real option to consider, as there are great rewards, but its also not easy at all and both sides need to be carefully considered.
Personally, despite all the difficulties, I still think its the best decision I have ever made.. but that does not mean I dont wish I could return home. *