Publisher: Computer Weekly, 1991, 234 pages
Keywords: Personal Development
Michael Powell, author of the highly-successful book Considering Computer Contracting?, has turned his attention to opportunities overseas for computer professionals, whether as full-time employees or as contractors.
This book explains how to take the first step towards working abroad. The author gives general data on the computer scene, major industries and the economy in each country. Information is given about job opportunites, whether languages are required, work permits, cost of living, taxation, housing, transport, etc.
The author also covers work opportunities for partners, and other matters which could affect their decision to join you, or bring children to live in the country, such as healthcare, political stability, attitudes to women, and educational possibilities.
The book contains a list of embassies, which will help you gather additional information of relevance to your own particular situation.
Whatever the reason for wanting to work abroad — the poor weather or lack of opportunities in Britain, a desire to earn more money, or the wish to live another type of life — this book will help you plan your next move.
Bought the book while living in France. Nowadays outdated, but some gems remains.