Millennials Are Quitting Their Jobs To Work Abroad With The Help Of This

If you could quit your job to travel the world would you?

It may sound like a fantasy dream that you wouldn’t be able to afford, but what if you could work abroad while earning a living and advancing your career at the same time?

Jobbatical is a recruitment site that lists tech, creative and business positions with start-ups in any location imaginable. The company’s goal is to satisfy young people’s wanderlust while allowing them to boost their resumes. “We’re establishing a global marketplace for career adventures,” Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO, told CNBC.

Addressing the ‘lie’ that a job is for life

Hindriks wanted her site to address the realities of the modern workforce. In today’s world, employees are changing their work preferences especially millennials. There is an increasing number of people who would rather obtain more flexibility and more career experiences than acquire traditional workplace benefits. Also, employees are recognizing the advantages of having international experience when applying to new jobs.

Hindriks says that Jobbatical will make it easier for employees and employers to be “upfront” about these changes in work lifestyle. Hindriks wants to “tackle the lie that a job is for life.”

The larger part of positions on Jobbatical are designed to be permanent, lasting for at least a year. Jobbatical weighs the importance of helping individuals find a rewarding overseas job that allows them to justify taking time out and explore the world while also helping businesses across the globe access skilled international talent.

Hindrik created this idea from her personal experience working with a start-up company in Silicon Valley.

She saw a mass concentration of top start-ups in the region which caused it to become a destination of choice for top talent. This caused living costs to increase heavily and a shortage of talent in growing tech hubs. So Hindriks built the idea of collecting these talented people and creating a digital country.

Hindriks explains how there is a growing international demand for skilled technical and creative workers so it would make it easier just to connect all of them with each other.

Where could you work?

Currently, Jobbatical works with businesses in approximately 50 countries, from Norway to Malaysia, and provides full immigration support and other relocation services in 42 of those. Although, it does not offer immigration support in the U.S., due to visa restrictions. However, the States represents Jobbatical’s largest talent pool, followed by Brazil, India, and Russia.

Job positions range from those at young start-ups to more established businesses like Uber and, increasingly, government positions, according to Hindriks.