The past few years, finding a good job for our skills is getting harder. That's why a lot of young people looking for a job feel they have to settle for one that is below their skill level, and might even consider moving to another city, state, or country for better employment. In this guide, we'll see the best websites that will help us while looking for a job anywhere in the world, while simultaneously finding the best quality of life for our new beginning.
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More than just a good job abroad
Before we start, we should make clear that no one can guarantee us that in another city we'll find a good job, or that it will have improved living conditions than our current one.
The websites we will present don't come with a job guarantee. Don't expect to create an account and all of a sudden dozens of work offers will come from all around the world.
Looking for a job abroad is hard. First, we compete with the local citizens. But we also compete with other people like us, from dozens of countries, who look for a good job and a better life.
What has changed from the past, is the information we can get. Back in the old days, people didn't know how it is to work and live in a different city or a country. They had to try first and then decide if they liked the new situation or not.
Nowadays, our chances of finding a good job abroad are higher, thanks to the Internet. There are many websites to assist us while looking for a job in the US and abroad. The most known ones are monster.com and careerbuilder.com.
However, the websites we're going to see have a better feature. Not only they help us while on our search for a good job, but they also provide information about the immigration process.
On these websites, we'll find details about the living conditions in a city. Few examples are the average renting price, health insurance, tax levels, and more.
Teleport is a tool that will help us find the best city based on our needs, plus a good job to start with when we decide to move in.
The website uses a massive database that draws information from universities and research teams and can be very useful when we are looking for a job.
Teleport's database gives us valuable information about the living and working conditions in a city. All the data is statistically correct and represents an image of each city.
We will find anything we might need to know about working abroad since it's filtering options cover almost every parameter we might think.
It also offers many tools that will help us with each step. For example, we can organize our moving, or search for a place to work and live. Moreover, Teleport gives us the ability to rehabilitate to the new city with the help of a citizen.
Creating an account and settings
A free account on Teleport will be useful since it stores our data. Furthermore, with an account, we'll have full access to every tool on the website.
To create an account, we'll have to click on the "Sign up" button.
We can sign up using a Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, or through our email.
Next, we need to fill the necessary information and create a secure password. Then we can press the "JOIN TELEPORT" button to continue.
Our sign up will be complete within two more steps. On the first step, we have to choose our search criteria.
There is no limit to our choices. We can pick as many criteria as we want just by clicking on them. The filters we choose will appear in light blue.
We can change all of our picks at any moment. Thus, we can choose the ones we want for now and click on "NEXT STEP."
On the second phase, Teleport asks a few more details to personalize our results.
We fill the fields and press the "SHOW ME RESULTS" button.
Before we analyze Teleport's features, let's take a look at our profile. On the top right corner, we can see our account. When we mouse over, an options menu appears.
With "Public Profile" we can see our profile exactly as everyone else sees it. When we visit it, we'll have to set a username that everyone can see.
Teleport will create a link in the following form “teleport.org/users/***,” where the asterisks represent our chosen username.
This link works exactly as in social media since we can share it with anyone who wants to see our profile. Once we have chosen a username, we press the "SAVE USERNAME" button.
By clicking "EDIT PROFILE," we can change our information. We have the ability to pick a new background and profile image, change our username, and write a few things about us.
Under the map, we can add information about the city we live in, the ones we have visited, and more.
All the cities we selected appear on the map. With the "+" and "-" we can zoom on the map, and by pressing left click we can navigate.
When we finish making the changes we want, we press the "SAVE CHANGES" button or "CANCEL" to discard them.
We can change any of the information whenever we want. To remove a city, we just press the "X" next to it.
Through "Account Settings" we have the ability to make changes on our account. The options are simple, so there's no reason to analyze them.
To see a list with the best cities when looking for a job, click on Teleport's logo.
Obviously, there are far too many cities all around the world, and we already saw all the questions that arise while searching for the best match. So we have to take into account a lot, like our budget, rent, salary, environment, and so on.
The screen is divided into two sections. On the left, we have the preferences, while on the right we can see a list of suitable cities.
The results are very detailed, and by default, Teleport shows us the cities that best match our preferences.
The cities' ranking is from best to worst. We can also change the view of the list based on lowest budget.
Moreover, there are two more options. With "ALL CITIES," we can sort them alphabetically. Choosing "MY CITIES," we can see the ones we saved in our favorites.
Next to each city, there is a multicolored bar. Each color is a distinct preference, and the color's length measures how the city scored.
If we mouse over every color, we get information about that choice and the given score. The first number is the city's score and the second one is the best score.
Teleport compares our current salary with the one in the given city. The results of the comparison are visible in the column "BUDGET DIFFERENCE." If the number is negative, it means we'll have a lower budget if we move to the given city.
Obviously, if the number is positive our intake in that city will be higher.
When we mouse over a city, the "DETAILS" button appears next to it. In this section, we see a detailed data analysis from this town, always in comparison of our current information.
The "i" button gives us information about the page's content.
With "MAP VIEW," we can change the preview from a list to a map. Truth be told, the map is less organized and may confuse us.
On the left side of the result page, we will find the preferences.
Managing the filters is easy, and with every change we make, we can see the list of the cities shift to match our needs.
When clicking on a filter, we see the options menu right next to it.
If we want to add an extra filter, we press the "ADD CATEGORIES" button. We choose the category we want by clicking the "+" and Teleport adds it to our preferences automatically.
This is an essential part of Teleport. The website offers a lot of tools to help us with the upcoming change in our lives. Although, the three most important ones are on the top left.
With "My Cities," we can see the results Teleport created for us. Through "My Plans," we can organize our moving step by step, and search for a good job.
Lastly, with "Ask A Local" we can get help from people that live in that particular city.
Teleport makes looking for a job an easy task and can be a valuable tool for anyone that plans to go abroad.
Livability is a portal with information about cities and states in the USA.
The website has several articles about everything we might need when looking for a job and a new city.
The organization operates for more than 28 years. It helps communities, businesses, and citizens develop their abilities, by publishing monthly lists for the best cities in the US.
Livability doesn't require to sign up to use its tools.
The main page is straightforward and simple. On the top, there are links to read articles and to find the best city.
Right below that, we can see two search fields; the first one helps us find a particular city, whereas the second one is for a whole state.
While typing a town name or a state, auto-complete results will show up.
In our example, we used New York.
Once we choose the city, it will take us to a page that contains information about our choice. On the top, there are many articles about the city.
We can also see pictures of the city or take a peek in the e-magazine that the citizens create.
Livability offers detailed data. The site has plenty of information about the city, like what to expect from it, why choose it, the population, and much more.
Among the provided data, we can also see a city map, things to do, and demographics.
Likewise, we can choose a state instead of a city, and the results are detailed as well.
In conclusion, Livability is not a search engine for the best city to live, or a tool to find a good job. However, it is a great database that includes any town in the USA.
If we're looking for a good job in the US, this is the best place to start. After all, there's a good reason why American citizens think Livability is the best site to find where to live.
OECD Better Life Index
The last website we have included is also a database. It's not as much of a tool while looking for a job in a different city. It's more of a way to see our options based on our preferences.
Although, in contrast with Livability it's not focused on cities and states in the US; it supports dozens of countries around the world.
To use OECD, we don't have to create an account. The user can see all the results on the home page.
Right under results, we will find several filters.
Before using OECD's filters, let's see the choices it offers through the menus.
On the page "Responses," a map appears that presents the best topic the country has to offer. For example, Greece is highest rated in health care.
Next up, under the catalog "Countries," we can choose any country we want.
The page of each country has a lot of data. We get informed about the population, the visitors per year, even the percentage of reusable energy the country is using.
The website has available details about the quality of life in any city that covers almost every part of living there. Furthermore, it mentions the most important statistics and compares the results with other countries.
After the detailed analysis of the living standards, we're given more information on each topic.
The graphs for each category show us the total level of the country. The higher the score, the better the level of the given topic.
If we choose a particular topic, we will see a graph with all the countries.
To navigate, we can use the white frame.
On each topic, we will find the countries that rated the highest score, along with details for each one of them.
Back to the main page, we can see a presentation graph for every country. Each country looks like a flower, and every petal is related to a topic.
The bigger the leaf, the better the results for that topic.
The second part of that tool is the filters. By moving the white dots, we can choose how important the given category is for us.
The graph results change dynamically, showing us the countries that meet the requirements we set.
The only thing we need to do is set the filters based on our preferences, and OECD takes care of the rest.
OECD won't help us while looking for a job abroad or in a different city. It is more of a tool that can help us decide on the country we would like to live.
Of course, it's not as powerful and useful as Teleport, but it contains information for more countries than Livability.
Are you looking for a job?
We have a lot of options when we are looking for a job abroad, but luckily we have a lot of tools to help us. Of course, not everything is peachy, but it's not impossible either.
Would you move away from your city, state, or even country to find a good job? If you know a similar service that we didn't mention, share it with our readers in the comments.
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