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Tips on moving abroad for work

Published on: 19 Feb 2010

Times like these call for drastic measures. And sometimes that means working half a world away from your family, or risking frostbite just to attend a business meeting.

The recession has forced people to look for work wherever they can find it, unfortunately at precisely the same time the industry’s favourite bolthole, Dubai, has come grinding to a halt.

So moving abroad, while for many a necessary means of survival, has also become an increasingly risky business.

We spoke to three UK professionals who have taken the gamble:

Robert Hewitt, 38, director at QS Turner & Townsend who moved to Mumbai to head up the firm’s Indian operations in June 2008.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Charles Cresser, 30, moved to Russia with his fiancée Kate in October 2008. He is now associate director in the firm’s Moscow office.

Paul Benson, 48, moved to Sydney in September 2009, and now heads up the hotel and leisure sector group at consultant Cyril Sweett.

Read the full article printed in Building: Risk! Is moving abroad to work worth it?.