Philippines – known as the Pearl of the Orient Seas and the home of the mighty Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao who explosively gained the “Pound For Pound King” title, boasts many of the best attractions that you simply cannot find anywhere else. While it is best known for its sandy, white beaches, limestone cliffs and pristine lagoons, there is also plenty of opportunity for people who are looking to escape their mundane lives and find employment abroad. Imagine finding a way to get paid to travel and tour around the magnificent sights within the Philippines? It is hard to picture anything better, isn’t it?
*Attractions In The Philippines*
So getting a tan, bathing in the ocean, water skiing, other water sports or everything mixed in together seems like your cup of tea? If you answered yes to that, then there’s no better place to go than to the Philippines. Spanning about 300,000 kilometers squared and composed of more or less 7,000 islands in total, you won’t run out of beaches, resorts and tropical attractions to visit.
If you love taking a deep and relaxing dive from a steep cliff all the way down to the ocean, visiting Cebu and Panglao, as well as Balicasag (which have been renowned for their excellent diving spots) is in order.
It’s of little wonder why nature and wildlife lovers, people on their honeymoons, and adventurers from all corners of the globe flock to this country all year ‘round. However, among the beaches that the Philippines has to offer, the world-renowned White Beach located at the Boracay Island is the most visited and it’s really no surprise as to why.
The beach itself can be described as an oxymoron. It turns from a relaxing and soothing beach during the day to a lively and entertaining villa at night. When nighttime comes, the Boracay Island turns into a jam-packed and energetic bar and club where you can meet the most hospitable and approachable people around from all different walks of life.
*Job Opportunities in the Philippines*
Just as rich as its tourist spots and attractions, there are more job opportunities in the Philippines than the population can handle. No matter what your age, experience, or expertise is, a look at the local job finder websites and classified ads will show you that there are companies and firms who need you and the overseas expertise that you can bring to the islands.
Data entry, content writing, graphics design, and everything in between – if you are an expert in any of these areas, expect to land a job in the Philippines within a week or two. Unlike some other destinations though, you probably have a better chance of landing that dream job abroad by heading there yourself and inquiring in person. That is of course, unless you intend to make a living online, which more and more people seem to be able to do these days.
However, what made this wonderful country popular when it comes to job opportunities is the fact that it has gained 20 percent of the world’s market share in the call center services industry alone. Sure a job in a call center may not sound like the groundbreaking career opportunity you have been looking for. However, when you work short hours and get to stroll along a pristine beach on the way home, it makes up for everything else. Just ask the locals.
And that was way back in 2004…you can expect these figures to have gone up by a mile by now. Matter of fact, it is predicted that when 2010 steps in, Philippines will generate a whopping income of $13 billion from the call center industry alone!
It is getting harder and harder to ignore the Philippines as the perfect destination to live and work in abroad. The opportunities are there, the people are friendly, the culture is riveting and the atmosphere is simply splendid. As with all major decisions though, you should always visit the destination you are looking into first, before packing up all your things and finding someone to take over your car lease.
Take a much needed vacation, scout things out and make sure that the Philippines are really perfect for you. Chances are that you will instantly fall in love, but moving abroad is not something that you want to take an uneducated risk on.