wender.jean escreveu:Hello Frank, that last post was excellent.
I'd like to know what you do when you get in a new country, what you do to find a job, do you search for a job agency?
And to end, have you already been in Italy? Recommend?
Thank's a lot.
Hey mate, thanks for that! Actually, I have a bit of a process that I go through when I show up in a new country. Are you familiar with the idea that there are three pillars of success in life, namely health, wealth and relationships? You need to have all three sorted if you want to feel like you have your life on lockdown. As soon as one of the three is out of balance, it will impinge on your ability to enjoy life - so I tackle them in order, one after the other.
The first thing you're going to need is accommodation, and I like to look for something to rent on a monthly basis before I do anything else. The reason is simple - hotel rooms can be a huge black hole that suck up all your funds (except out here in Asia, of course). I usually look for something that is centrally located and not too far from a gym, and that has a kitchen and fast internet. Bring your laptop with you to test the connection!
Once that foundation is in place, I start to sort out health, relationships and wealth, in that order. I'm pretty linear and systematic in my thinking, but this process has proven very useful over the years. So I'll figure out where I can get healthy meals, or if I'm in a country where eating out is cost-prohibitive, where I can shop for healthy food, and then I sign up for a gym membership. Next, I usually start creating some kind of social network - I go out to meet some new people, it's always good to have friends wherever you go - and to be honest, that's the main reason why I travel. The people you meet on the road are the most interesting part of the journey for me, without question.
And then the final step is getting a handle on the wealth part of the equation - in other words, looking for work. No, I don't really recommend job agencies at all - they're a middleman and take a cut of your pay. Unless you're in a big rush to generate some income, I wouldn't rely on that - I'd rather talk to potential employers directly. I just wrote an article about several ways you can make money while you travel on the EE blog, check out my post here:http://www.englishexperts.com.br/2012/0 ... s-part-iv/
Italy? Hell yeah! Highly recommended. I love that place... though maybe I'm biased, as part of my family comes from Italy. I went to Bari last year for my cousin's wedding, and I spent a couple of days in Rome after that. I really, really love that place and I have every intention of spending a couple of months in Rome at some point. If you get a chance to check it out, take it!
Hope that helps mate - if you need more advice on the nitty-gritty, just let me know. I've been through the process of arriving in a new country and setting up a life dozens and dozens of times now, so it's all become pretty much second-nature to me... but I remember that it can be intimidating the first few times, so I'm always glad to help.
~ Frank Florida ~