Best Places to Travel To Advance Your Career
Just starting out in an industry? Travel may be the key to your success
Many say the best way to learn is to travel. In fact, recent research from Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, found that six in ten working professionals say experiencing new cultures and destinations adds value to their job. Where you live can play a huge role in the progression of your career and for many professionals, in order to grow, they must take a giant leap and uproot their lives to a new home.
From trades and fashion to finance and technology, here are some of the best locations around the world that can help get you one step closer to the career of your dreams.
Skilled trade workers should head to the Great White North
For anyone interested in a career in skilled trades, the Canadian prairies are the official land of opportunity. Alberta and Saskatchewan are both excellent options because of their economic growth and recovery from past recessive years. Most of the recovery and growth can actually be attributed to the skilled trades industries like mining, fossil energy, oil and gas. Traditionally, women haven’t been known to pursue the skilled trades field, however, that’s changing - and fast. Many of the trade associations in Canada’s prairie provinces have created courses, scholarships and informative resources designed for women considering new paths.
Oui Oui, your fashion dreams can come true in Paris!
Fashionistas looking to make their mark should look no further than the birthplace of some of the biggest names in the industry. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent and Hermes - the list goes on when it comes to successful designers from Paris. The Parisians give a certain attention to detail that’s known to inspire. It can be seen across the city in the architecture, cuisine and lifestyle. New designers will need to work hard to make it, but surrounding themselves with other creatives may be the hidden secret to their success.
Want to teach abroad and make great money while doing it? The UAE may be for you
Looking to work with the kids of today and help mold them into the adults of tomorrow? More than ever, countries are looking for teachers who are fluent in English to teach children and adults alike the language. United Arab Emirates’ booming economy can provide internationals looking to teach abroad a comfortable country to live in with an easy cultural transition as most natives to the country are fluent in English and adopt western lifestyle practices. Teachers specializing in English can expect to make upwards of $5,000 CAD a month which is on the higher end of what travelling teachers can expect many other places.
Make bank in the Big Apple with finance
New York City is the place for young and ambitious professionals looking to dive into a career in finance. Commonly referred to as the finance capital of the world, Wall Street is booming with opportunity. Home to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the largest equities-based exchange in the world, this is where Wall Street moguls like Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and former mutual fund manager Peter Lynch made names for themselves - and millions of dollars. The multi-cultural landscape of the Big Apple is to blame for the diverse spirit of the city, giving new industry professionals much to learn from and experience.
Join Amsterdam’s tech industry on the rise
If technology is your sweet spot, you’re in luck! In recent years, tech has claimed the title of today’s fastest growing industry in the world. You may be thinking “isn’t tech everywhere?”— and the answer is YES! Though there are certain places you can travel that are highly tech friendly and have more opportunities for those just starting out. Places like Amsterdam, the home of Booking.com, are eager to see more women in the tech industry and have sponsored scholarships for women starting out in tech-related programs at multiple Universities in Europe. Amsterdam has transformed into the most significant tech hub in Europe, holding the largest Internet Exchange in the world and the innovative Amsterdam Smart City, a platform that allows locals to contribute to the advancement and sustainability of the city’s metropolitan area.