teamoperu wrote:If you’re willing and able to work, you’ll always find work as I did immediately upon returning.”
It depends of your work experience and qualifications.
Last year and the year before, I went to Europe to look for a job and didn't find anything. And I applied for jobs that I was able to do and jobs that I had experience in. There are indeed a lot of
jobvacancies but the competition on the jobmarket is tougher. There are much more applicants for every vacancy than before.
The other problem is that employers get so many applications after the placed an add that they aren't able to read all off them. They might oversee a suitable candidate.
I registered with an employment agency in Dublin and they told me that if they put an add on the internet or a newspaper for a job in catering, callcenter, cleaning or shop staff, then they easily get over 500 responses in the first day alone. After one week, easily a few thousand. They go through 50 or so application they received but they can unable go through them all and for sure they can't grant everybody an interview.
Back to the topic,
as the article says, you need high qualifications or being sendet her from the embassy or government of your home country if you want to make good money.
If you are a manual labourer then you will just get the same (mostly low) wage than the locals.
But working abroad is not all about the money. It's an adventure.
I am neither agree with the quote that you aren't employable if your return to your home country. Your work experience abroad values as well. Especially, the language skills you have learned are an asset back home.