USA and Australia named top two countries for work
The US and Australia have been named as the two most desirable places to live and work in, by recruiting firm Hydrogen Group.
Hydrogen’s report Global Professionals on the Move 2012 claims that Australia in particular is a popular place to move to because of its lifestyle, standard of living and career opportunities.
The report also found that the most common reason working professionals were looking to secure jobs abroad was to develop their careers while 90 per cent felt international relocation for work accelerated their personal development.
Hydrogen’s managing director for Australia, Ivan Jackson, commented: “In the next two to three years recruitment to Australia will be at its highest ever.”
In total, 15 per cent of women working overseas were found to be women aged 40 years and above. This is in comparison with almost 50 per cent of men in the same age bracket.
83 per cent of respondents told interviewers that their salaries rose because of overseas experience gained.
The survey comprised the responses from 2353 professionals from 85 different countries.