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Old Sep 13th 2007, 4:18 pm
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Hello there ME BE.

I left college and after a brief spell of work, saved up some cash and went to live in NZ for a year. Returning home... i done some more warehousing and deadend terminal work just long enough to head out again, this time to Indonesia..then rinse and repeat with Australia.

It was during my stay in Melbourne that i meet a few people that have this lucky thing... work skills! Whilst i was able to find manual labouring work... they were walking into reasonably well payed IT jobs pretty much as soon as they landed in Melbourne.

So now i am back in England again and have begun to think seriously about training for a trade... a skill that can allow me to carry on with my globe trotting, but with a more focused work ethic. Lugging furnature into buildings is all very well in Australia and New-Zealand, but i'm looking for a skill i can use in some more unusal contries.

So I was wondering if you guys and girls had any links to web sites that discuss in-demand work skills in the ME (especialy Dubai) or maybe you have an idea what is needed. So far IT and things like Refrigeration Engineers... things like that come to mind.



Sorry if my rambling post needs refinement... it's my first one
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Teach English as a foreifgn language is a good skill for exotic countries.

Paramedic is a good one. Call centre supervisor.

Dubai is no longer exotic and you are competing with the Indian subcontinent where the skills are as high as the UK but the salary demands less. Dubai is a well worn path but to be honest professional training is the only reliable way of getting a chance. Good luck though and don't kid yourself that you need to settle down into a career path too young!!
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Get a degree or experience in something you enjoy or would put up with and you'll have a chance...you'll need experience to get a decent package because it's crap to be poor in another country and menial work is peanut money.
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yeah penut money that sounds like what i do to fund my travels.

If i'm gonna need a degree to stand a chance...well thats a long investment of time now that im 30. Gah' having a blast since leaving college whilst all my friends knuuckled down and got a careers... I never regreted my path but it sure makes "progressing" beyond warehouse work now a real pain.
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nothing wrong with warehouse work
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nothing wrong with warehouse work
I did it for 7 yrs and was paid a lot.. over here however its a different story
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nothing wrong with warehouse work
indeed....but it won't help get you sponsored into a country or get you a decent package if you did though.
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indeed....but it won't help get you sponsored into a country or get you a decent package if you did though.
And we all need a decent package...
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And we all need a decent package...
Last time I looked I would have to say your package was very tidy
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Last time I looked I would have to say your package was very tidy
Tidy?
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Tidy?
Ok.... Great.....
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yeah penut money that sounds like what i do to fund my travels.

If i'm gonna need a degree to stand a chance...well thats a long investment of time now that im 30. Gah' having a blast since leaving college whilst all my friends knuuckled down and got a careers... I never regreted my path but it sure makes "progressing" beyond warehouse work now a real pain.
Sorry Aeo - what do you expect? You have reached an age where you can make a sensible decision and can make a choice to move forward with a real chance of success. I did this much later than you - and succeeded in financial and emotional terms. It is not important to us if you work in a warehouse or deliver our children (er grandchildren) you are just the same good bloke whatever you do.

You don't need the encouragement to get on with life - it seems to me that you have that in you. All of us here by definition have made a big change in life - to some it made a big difference in measurable terms to others it is a bit of an adventure and for you - an opportunity we reccomend you take.
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Sorry Aeo - what do you expect? You have reached an age where you can make a sensible decision and can make a choice to move forward with a real chance of success. I did this much later than you - and succeeded in financial and emotional terms. It is not important to us if you work in a warehouse or deliver our children (er grandchildren) you are just the same good bloke whatever you do.

You don't need the encouragement to get on with life - it seems to me that you have that in you. All of us here by definition have made a big change in life - to some it made a big difference in measurable terms to others it is a bit of an adventure and for you - an opportunity we reccomend you take.
I agree, life is full of adventures and opportunities. At least you can say 'I tried'....
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I agree, life is full of adventures and opportunities. At least you can say 'I tried'....
Before wasting money on university fees really put in a decent amount of research into your real chances of employment.

I wasted a fortune studying to be a solicitor! Law Firms don't give a damn about actual experience! all they are bothered about is which school / university you went to! I even did work experience with law firms during which I had Partners coming to me for advice on files because of my commercial experience in that Department's field, yet when I applied for a training contract there I didnt even get an interview because I hadnt been to the right University!

so make sure you research well before spending your hard earned money!
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Seeing as we're doing life-experience advice to young people, i'll throw in my ha'pennysworth.

It makes for a happier lot if you choose a career where you're doing something that you actually enjoy, and would choose to do in your own time. Think about the things that you enjoy doing - whether it's working with your hands, working creatively, working with people, analysing problems - and try to identify where your interests and abilities intersect with potential, and hopefully lucrative, career choices. Oh, and work/life balance makes a big difference, too - how much time would you like to devote to home-life, socialising, travel etc.
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