Going to the other side of the world for one year is a real adventure. But like any good thing, adventure has a price, and this price is often to have to drop your business situation.
Whether you are a student, an employee or in the transition from school to work, the work-holiday visa will literally pause your academic or professional career. From the moment you tread the ground in your host country, you will no longer be a student or an employee, but will have the WHP status, and will therefore leave the classical professional scheme.
This professional "break" chills many contenders to the WHP who, for fear of missing a permanent contract or no longer interested recruiters on their return, prefer to refrain from leaving their country. If these negative thoughts are sometimes true, there are fortunately many good reasons to leave one year on the other side of the world. Reasons that may interest recruiters, enrich your resume and therefore deserve to be cited. Here are five:
To leave alone at the end of the world is to take a risk
The risk of failure and return home without a penny, but also the risk of succeeding and flourishing altogether. What is more attractive for a recruiter than a young graduate able to take calculated risks? Large professional areas are based on risk taking. Is not Marketing a chosen positioning of companies to try to reach as many consumers as possible? Are the laws of the financial markets not based on continual risk-taking? People who know how to take risks are the ones who move forward and move companies forward. So, your new profile can quite interesting recruiters looking for enterprising people, and who know how to take real initiatives.
One year abroad, it is a new language on your CV
Unless you leave PVT in a French-speaking country, you will most certainly be forced to practice a language that is not your mother tongue for 1 year. Difficult not to progress in language when there is simply no choice. Take advantage of this year to learn a new language like Japanese and to improve your English on a daily basis. This will certainly be a great asset to your resume and may even open doors to international posts that were previously out of reach.
Holding one year is managing a budget
Unless you're greeted by your beloved aunt, or being the grandson of Bill Gates, you're definitely not going to go abroad with unlimited finances. Some of you will even leave with the minimum amount of money required to survive before finding a job. And yet, you will have to stay 1 year financially, whether in terms of accommodation, food, outings, transportation, and all the wonderful extras that you do not always think about. What better opportunity than the WHP to test your ability to manage a budget? If you hold 1 year while being left with a small or average amount of money, this is a strong point to highlight with the recruiters on your return. Many executive positions require the good management of a budget, sometimes variable.
Beautiful minds meet
You have most certainly been repeating it a number of times during your studies: the important thing is to create a network. You know, this new word trend that replaced the word piston, a hair too pejorative. More seriously, going from one year to the other end of the world is giving yourself the opportunity to meet similar and sometimes complementary profiles with whom you may wish to start a business tomorrow! If you do not have the entrepreneurial fiber, you can still make beautiful encounters that will help you in your future professional career.
Against a similar profile, how better to stand out?
Let us not veil our faces. Even if you have worked very hard to get your diplomas and your professional experiences are truly worth it, chances are you are not the only one. Other people with similar backgrounds will certainly apply for positions you are interested in, and you will need to know how to stand out. This year alone abroad can be a very good asset in your pocket. Leaving alone in Asia can be considered very impressive for a recruiter. Better, this same recruiter can also be a great admirer of this part of the world, which truly increases your chances of success!
Here are 5 good reasons to leave in WHP, you now have only to launch! If you go with these positive facts in mind, this experience can only be beneficial. See you soon at the other end of the world!
Working Holiday insurance is mandatory to participate in the Work Holiday Program. Mondassur offers travel insurance with specific guarantees and rates WHP:
- 100% reimbursement of medical expenses without limitation of amount or deductible
- Dental care
- Repatriation assistance
- Flight of luggage ...