Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

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Panelists offered the audience several tips for things to consider before making the move abroad for employment. First, plan, plan, plan. Professionals interested in taking the leap will have to be financially, emotionally, culturally, and educationally prepped for a move. 

On financial prep: Be sure you have your savings and are financially able to deal with things such as local taxes, cost of living, emergencies and even losing your job, panelists advised. 

Also, when considering a global job, be aware that things will indeed be different, and these things might affect your finances. You must be humble, patient and resilient, panelists said, adding that those who are used to life abroad will need to be realistic about their expectations and research the culture and habits of the country where they plan to work. It's also a good idea to plan a short stay and get the support of mentors, family and friends from the respective company before taking on permanent positions.

Panelists offered the audience several tips for things to consider before making the move abroad…