The lure of working and living abroad can be hard to resist, and improvements in technology mean that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Full of practical advice and up-to-date information on the most popular countries to move to, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to experience working life in another part of the world. Features include: The Basics: the pros and cons of working abroad, budgeting, learning other languages, visas, setting up a bank account, finding work, building contacts etc.Information on the most popular destinations, including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and France. This includes average wages, traditional and emerging industries and sectors that welcome foreign workers, as well as information on the different business cultures.Advice on 'virtual working'. This applies to many people these days, but is particularly useful for freelancers. Information on starting your own business. The book also offers advice on: relocation and relocation services; integrating into local communities; coping with homesickness; acclimatising children to a new culture; and back-up plans if things don't work out.
Nick Clayton is a writer and web consultant. An international telecommuter, he writes a column for the Guardian ('A Desk in the Sun') from his home in Ibiza and is a regular specialist technology writer for publications including The Scotsman, Scottish Business Insider and Executive PA.