An extended stay abroad is looked upon favourably in today’s working world and often has a career-boosting effect. But even if your wanderlust is strong and you feel a desire to just pack up and go, you should keep in mind that there are more factors for success besides having been “abroad”. Ideally, you should also be looking for a renowned employer outside of your home country where you can not only apply your newly found language skills and intercultural competence, but also gain valuable work experience.
Engel & Völkers is one of the most successful real estate agencies worldwide for high quality residential and commercial property. Since it was founded in Hamburg in 1977, Engel & Völkers has also been expanding internationally with great success. With 700 branches in over 30 countries around the globe, the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing an international career at Engel & Völkers.
A career in Europe
Savoir-vivre in France? La dolce vita in Italy? Or is it the Scandinavian countries in the north that make your heart beat faster. In Europe, you do not need to move all that far away to be confronted with a new language, a new way of life and a different culture. It is probably easiest to adjust if you look for a career challenge in an English-speaking country like Great Britain or Ireland.
Engel & Völkers is represented in nearly all European countries with both local and international staff. An environment with a mix of local experts and expats who have left their home country to widen their horizons will make it easy for you to start a new life abroad and soon feel at home.
A career beyond European borders
Even if you are interested in moving beyond the borders of Europe, you will find a wide array of suitable job offers on the Engel & Völkers career page. We can offer you opportunities in exotic Asian destinations such as Thailand or Hong Kong – be it as franchise partner, real estate agent, assistant or staff member at the company headquarters. Or how about a career in South America: Chile, Uruguay or Peru? Or would you prefer the cool, Russian north, such as St Petersburg? If you want to become a real estate agent outside of Europe, you have come to the right place. Even if you have not yet completed your studies or would like to switch careers, we can offer you international education and training opportunities for every moment of your career.
Preparing your international career
Although there are manifold opportunities worldwide, you should carefully consider which country is right for you. Country specifics such as culture, climate, political situation and the current cost of living need to be taken into account.
Moreover, do not underestimate the red tape you will be confronted with when leaving your home country. Plan in around nine months to inform yourself about the work opportunities and country specifics, and prepare for your stay abroad. Despite all the obstacles that need to be overcome initially, a stay abroad has a positive impact on both your professional and your personal development.
Once you have decided which country to go to and started your career abroad, you will benefit from the many advantages that an international background has to offer. Your stay abroad will make your resumé more appealing, you will become familiar with international work procedures, and you will widen your horizons. You will signal independence, an openness for new challenges, and the ability to cope with unusual situations.
Use the global Engel & Völkers network to start your international career with us. We always appreciate new talent in our global team of 9,000 employees. Embark on an international career at Engel & Völkers that opens the door to a lifetime of diversity and independence.