If you're looking to work abroad, several things may up your chances, including your education, your foreign language proficiency, and of course, the hiring rates of the country you're planning to work in.
According to a survey of 43 countries by Manpower Group featured in Business Insider, certain countries in Asia and Eastern Europe have a lot of openings for both locals and expats, so if you’re planning to fly out for greener pastures, here are a few places you may want to consider:
24% increase in hiring intentions
Asia is definitely where it's at. Taiwan has increased their hiring percentage due to its fast-growing tech and finance fields. In fact, some Taiwanese companies have been directly hiring Filipinos through government-to-government employment schemes, which don't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Address: 41F Tower 1 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila
Contact number/s: +63-2-887-6688
23% increase in hiring intentions
The sleepless cities of Japan such as Tokyo are hubs of technology, and embody a unique and "vibrant corporate culture" that easily draw in investors. Many Filipinos will find good opportunities in this Asian neighbor, as according to a recent Philstar report, Japan and the Philippines have signed a social security agreement that gives Pinoys and Pinays working in Japan "access to benefits for sickness, maternity, paternity, occupational diseases, invalidity and old age as well as survivor's pentions." However, the POEA has also temporarily stopped the recruitment of caregivers to the said country until the 2016 Technical Intern Training Act of Japan has fully taken effect. So if you're a caregiver, it's best to approach POEA or a legit employment agency to confirm the agreement's status before heading out.
Address: 627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300
Contact Number/s: +63-2-551-5710
22% increase in hiring intentions
While Britain's exit from the European Union caused Western Europe to slow down their hiring rates, the countries in Eastern Europe have grown more confident in expanding their businesses. Slovenia is one of them. Full of picturesque towns and castles, it may not be the first country that comes to mind in terms of foreign employment, but it’s definitely worth exploring!
Address: Centrex House 206 Pilar St. corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Contact Numbers: +63-2-726-6931/+63-2-727-7484/+63-2-726-6935
18% increase in hiring intentions
Considered to be one of the world's fastest growing economies, India is continuously breaking borders to hire workers in professional services and manufacturing.
Address: 2190 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City
Contact Number/s: +63-2-8430101; +63-2-8430102
17% increase in hiring intentions
Did you know that Hungary is one of the countries in Europe with the lowest taxes and cost of living? The good news is that Hungary has once again opened an embassy in the Philippines, and both countries have just signed several economic and trade agreements, which hopefully means more opportunities for Filipinos.
Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines
Address: 8th Floor, Del Rosario Law Centre, 21st Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Consulate of the Republic of Hungary
Address: Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave. 1227
This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.