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September is when most people seek new jobs

New research from LinkedIn has revealed the first week of September is when most people update their online professional profiles and seek new jobs – especially abroad.

The number of people logging in to update their profiles rose by more than 60 per cent on the 1st September, 2014, compared with the week before. LinkedIn expects to see the same behaviour this year, as the UK goes back to work today, after the bank holiday.

Taking a job overseas can be a fantastic way to boost your career while indulging a love of travel. The professional social network has also announced that, last year, the list of the ten most popular destinations for UK LinkedIn members were New York and Sydney, but also included Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Danielle Restivo Head of Global Programs at LinkedIn shared her tips for taking your career global in an article with The Telegraph:

1)   Plug in and switch on

Uploading examples of work and state you’re looking for a change

2)  Think global, be global

Highlight any global projects you’ve been part of

3)  Think multinational

The LinkedIn study found that its top ten employers of UK professionals abroad were those that already have a presence in this country: Ernst & Young, IBM, PwC, HSBC and Shell.

4) Know the market

Joining groups on LinkedIn is a great way to get the inside scoop on what the industry landscape is like abroad.

5)  Don’t overlook an internal transfer

Look into the opportunities for an international move within your organisation. If you meet international colleagues through work, keep in touch.

6) New horizons

If experiencing a new culture is the biggest draw for you, then include it as an interest to show prospective employers why you’re keen to move.

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