Pankaj Saharia is a skilled structural engineer with decades of international experience. His travels to, and interactions with, various cultures around the world have made him a more compassionate person. They have also made him a more successful professional.
If you don’t see how working internationally can improve the success of professionals like Pankaj Saharia, the below benefits might shed light on the subject:
• Improved Job Potential When you have experience working abroad, you appeal to companies that might be expanding to other countries.Often, a business must search in a limited pool for a professional who is willing to work in a different area of the world. These businesses look for professionals who aren’t just excited about the prospect of seeing the world, but versed in international travel.
If you have an opportunity to work internationally, take it. Years later, that experience could be the point that helps you stand out among your competition.
• Work Availability If you have in-demand skills and struggle to find a job in your home country, you might have an easier time finding employment elsewhere. Countries lacking professionals of your specialization may have many more positions available, and often at higher pay than you would have made without traveling.
Furthermore, when you stop traveling and settle in a country, the number of jobs available to you might be larger because of your experience overseas.
• Life Experience Happy, balanced professionals often do better than their unhappy, unbalanced peers. If you have the opportunity to work abroad, or just the desire, do it. You might never have another chance.
Experiencing new cultures, new people and new lands is exciting, it builds character, it gives you new perspectives and it eliminates regrets. Even if you don’t enjoy your travels, you gain the knowledge that you tried it and didn’t like it. This is more satisfying, to most, than never having tried.
For those who would like to know more about working internationally, speak with someone who has done it. Each person will offer different insights that could inspire and excite you.
For example, Pankaj Saharia was changed by the beauty of the world and those in it. In his own words: “My aspiration in life is to make this world lively and peaceful by contributing as much as possible. As a Structural Engineer by heart I would love to be a part of the building process of this beautiful world and make it livable.”