Working abroad: Clayton to tell you how

A FORMER personal finance editor at The Scotsman, who is ‘living the dream’, by working abroad but filing to the UK, is to reveal how others can do it, in a forthcoming book.

Nick Clayton’s ‘The Guardian Guide to Working Abroad’ is being published by A&C Black on Monday and comprises practical advice and up-to-date information on the most popular countries to move to.

Features include:

• A quiz to assess whether working abroad is for you;

• The basics: the pros and cons of working abroad, budgeting, learning other languages, visas, setting up a bank account, finding work, building contacts, etc;

• Information on the most popular destinations, including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and France. This includes average wages, traditional and emerging industries and sectors that welcome foreign workers, as well as information on the different business cultures;

• Advice on ‘virtual working’. This applies to many people these days, but is particularly useful for freelancers;

• Information on starting your own business.

The book also offers advice on: relocation and relocation services; integrating into local communities; coping with homesickness; acclimatising children to a new culture; and back-up plans if things don’t work out.