Looking for a job while you’re traveling the world at large? Whether you want to volunteer in trade for accommodation, or sink your teeth into something that pays (or a little of both), Globals At WorkÂ might just have what you want.
What is Globals At Work?
Globals At Work is an online job board that connects travelers with local employers around the world. Many of the jobs are seasonal or temporary, and some include accommodation and occasionally food as well.
Some examples of jobs you might find to whet your appetite:
- Harvest jobs in New Zealand
- Surf instructor in Fiji
- Work in a Sydney hotel
- Waiter in a hip New York restaurant
- Skiing instructor high up in the Alps
- Content editor for an advertising agency
Globals At Work is free for both the traveler/employee and employer to use.
Finding Jobs Abroad With Globals At Work
Globals At Work is similar to many of the online classified systems for the likes of house-sitting and volunteering; it’s a secure platform for the candidate and employer to connect and communicate about the job at hand.
And similar to other job boards, it’s up to the traveler to have a good profile, be quick on the draw with new postings, and put your best foot forward when contacting employers.
Dotting the legal i’s and crossing t’s is the employee’s responsibility, although some prospective employers might help with getting the necessary visas, or they may consider sponsoring or extending a working visa if you’re particularly qualified for the job.
Otherwise, you need to have a working holiday visa or equivalent ability to work in the country you’re going to. Some work-trade positions don’t require visas, and sometimes employers might not ask; it’s up to the traveler/employee to make sure all is in order.
Globals At Work provides a secure communication platform for initial contact. But it’s up to you to verify the employer and the job before you book your ticket. A simple online search can usually indicate if the employer is bonafide and adheres to the proper health and safety requirements.
Globals At Work was developed by global travelers themselves, who know the intangible benefits of working abroad – such as cultural exchange, and a deeper more immersive travel experience.
And if you can earn some money while you’re at it, all the better.