Returning Home – International Job Market

While our own “Country Profile” webpages are undergoing a revamp (thank you to those who gave us feedback in our recent poll), we’ve spotted some useful new resources aimed at international students returning to their home country after graduating.

Written by consultants in international labour mobility, and funded by the UK Government, each country guide includes how to find jobs, career prospects by industry sector and a short section with key facts on the graduate labour market.

Skipping over average graduate starting salary and “GDP per capita”, of course I went straight to the important stuff – who gets the longest holidays … and the winner is

Brazil, with a legal minimum of 30 days (once you’ve worked with an employer for a year) plus around 16 public holidays.

Compare this with Nigeria (with a minimum of 6 working days paid leave per year) and half way through a long academic year, I know where I’d want to work right now.

However, for those more interested in the important stuff, like career prospects, the countries covered are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

All are linked from the Country Guides section of the NASES (National Association of Student Employment Services) website.