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Posted April 23, 2015 by

Exploring pay gaps between jobs abroad and at home – Is moving to another country really worth it?

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Moving to a new country can be an exciting prospect; with the lure of benefits packages, lower living costs and potentially higher wages all conspiring to provide a potentially much higher quality of life.

Before taking the plunge it’s essential to do your research. Salaries can be higher in other countries than at home, but there are other factors to take into consideration and there is certainly no fixed rule. Variables such as the country you plan to move to, your chosen sector, your own qualifications and experience, and even – depending on the country – your gender; these are all things which will play a part in how much you can expect to earn. Qualifications given in the UK may not be recognised in another country, and this is particularly true with professions like teaching.

In addition to the wages themselves other factors will determine whether at the end of the day you actually end up with more in your pocket than you did back home. Tax will be a big part of this and it’s important to do research around this; know the UK rules on tax if and when you return to home soil, as well as those for your destination of choice. (more…)

Posted August 29, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Interested in Jobs at Sea? 5 Reasons You Might Like Sailing

If you are a recent graduate considering jobs at sea, the following post has five reasons why sailing may appeal to you.

Careers at sea can initially seem a scary but can be an exciting option whether you’re just out of school, or are ready to take on the challenge of a career change. It’s a huge lifestyle change, but for many people, the rewards far outweigh the sacrifices. The sacrifices may be &#

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Posted April 25, 2013 by

Newsflash: Entry-Level Jobs pay Entry-Level Wages …

Did you know that more than half of the top 10 entry level jobs are in the food and hospitality industry?  Learn more in the following post.

In conjunction with recent protests for a $15 minimum wage in the fast food industry, activist groups blogged and tweeted that “7 out of the top 10 lowest paying jobs” are in the food and hospitality industry. It’s far less shocking …

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Newsflash: Entry-Level Jobs pay Entry-Level Wages …

Posted April 12, 2013 by

What Exactly Does New Fed Data Show About Pay for Low-Skill …

The following post lists 10 of the most common entry level jobs in the United States and what they say about employment.

Seven of the 10 largest occupations in the U.S. pay well below the national average annual pay of $45000, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, once you find out which jobs we’re …

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Posted March 02, 2012 by

Must Interns Be Paid?

Stephen Colbert testifying before Congressional committee on Super PAC financingWhether an employer must pay an intern for their work depends on the experience they will receive. Although the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay at least the minimum wage to employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has developed six criteria for identifying which learners/trainees may be unpaid. Note that the DOL’s use of “learner/trainee” is equivalent to the commonly used term of “intern.”

The six criteria are: (more…)