Need an excuse to move to the UK? Another reason to move abroad.

Posted on September 19, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire

yahooavatar15Your new excuse for a new life in the UK? It will make you a superstar hot-shot employee. In August 2009′s USA Marie Claire Magazine:

When researchers presented scenarios that required ‘out of the box problem solving’, a majority of those who zeroed in on the best answers had spent some years living in another country. What’s more, a recent study found that former expats were more likely to be promoted. Explains Prof. Galinsky at the Kellogg School of management at Northwestern University “When abroad, you’re forced to adapt to a local culture” and to fit in– you’re exercising your brain by thinking about cultural norms and how to adapt to them.’

For all our readers out there that are still pondering that move to the UK, this is another reason (besides British men, Cadbury’s, Topshop and Glastonbury) to get you Americans coming on over. Now if the UK Home Office would only agree I am sure you would be over in a flash, right?

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  1. pacificyorkshirebird September 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I can attest to this! I just started a great job back home that I didn’t think I could dream of yet. People introduce me to others as the girl who just returned from living in England… and people remember that about me.

    Keep you contacts back home too though. Even more than ever, it is all about who you know.

  2. Rachel September 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    • peacefulyorkshire September 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

      CV padding in Europe seems a very popular way to get ahead in the American work force. Although I am biased who in America wouldn’t want to hire someone with international experience. I am looking forward to the day when I feel I can go back to America with my hard earned UK PhD and get a really great job there!

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