The industries of IT and video games have taken the world by storm, creating jobs for knowledgeable and experienced professionals all over the globe. If you are looking for a career in IT or game design, then you are not lacking opportunities — especially if you want to work overseas. While it’s quite easy to move into these industries these days, searching for and landing work overseas comes with its own set of difficulties. The following are some tips to get you started.
Decide where you want to work
Deciding early on which country you want to end up working in is the best way to ensure you get the right education and experience that will be required. Since every country has its own set of prerequisites and required qualifications, it’s best to know what they are before you even begin your training. This will make it far easier for you to get your foot in the door in your chosen country when you’re ready to start working.
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Moving to a new country and becoming proficient in a new language is tough, especially if you feel isolated and alone. But if you are moving to Melbourne and are hoping to make friends and learn English at the same time, then you are in luck! Melbourne is filled with fantastic groups, classes and individuals that are more than willing to share their time to practise English with you — all you have to do is find them. Not only will practising your English with people make it far easier to get a handle on the language, but you may just meet lifelong friends in the process.
Visit the Conversation Exchange website
If you’re unsure where to start looking for people, then begin by checking out Conversation Exchange online at www.conversationexchange.com. Conversation Exchange is an online language exchange community that can help connect you with others that will help you practise their language (and vice versa), either by meeting up face to face, corresponding over email and letters, or talking with text and voice chat. This is a great way to meet new friends from a variety of cultures while at the same time practising speaking, listening and writing in English.
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With the rise in popularity and use of smartphones, it’s no surprise that mobile phone games are also becoming more popular. Where once the average smartphone user was the executive-type businessperson, now the average user is in their teens or twenties and, most often, is using their smartphone to stay in touch with their network of friends.
With the demographic change to younger, more casual users, mobile phone games are also starting to take a more prominent place in the industry. This spells great opportunities for small software and gaming companies, and for students taking game development courses and game design courses, as the industry is just taking off and the opportunities are virtually endless.
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It’s common for students to pull all-nighters when studying, often without taking sufficient breaks in between. While this may seem like a reasonable sacrifice to make for good grades, you may end up regretting it later on when you start to notice health concerns, especially with your eyes.
When it comes down to it, whether you are taking a game design course or a business course, grades count only when you are in school, but your health and eyesight will enable you to do the things you love doing later in life — but only if you take care of them early on. Here are a few tips for protecting your eyes when you are studying.
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It comes as no surprise to realise that many people make the sensible decision to learn English in Melbourne. Not only is Melbourne one of Australia’s most vibrant, interesting and culturally rich cities, it abounds with an exceptional range of universities, vocational colleges and English language schools. Australia is a great place to live, work and study, and Melbourne is widely renowned as a destination that has it all!
Study in Melbourne
There are many valid reasons why people from so many countries of the world choose to study in Melbourne. One of the main reasons to study in Melbourne is that a great range of courses are on offer — from game design courses to business-focused courses, such as a Diploma of Accounting or Diploma of Business, and hospitality courses. Australia is home to some of the world’s best and most respected courses and learning institutions.
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An ever-increasing number of people are making the wise and very strategic career move of enhancing the business opportunities available to them by studying English at an English language school. Australia is home to some of the world’s best colleges and facilities to learn English, and the city of Melbourne, a global and dynamic city, is an outstanding place to live and learn the English language with a view to enhancing your business opportunities.
Does learning English really enhance your business opportunities?
Regardless of the language you most comfortably speak, or the official language of your homeland, there is no denying that the majority of business communications in this day and age take place in English. Frequently acknowledged as the “language of business exchanges and transactions”, the widespread contemporary use of the English language has largely been influenced by globalisation — business exchanges more readily taking place across geographically distant locations has boosted the economies of many countries and bolstered the importance and use of the English language.
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There is a lot to love about Melbourne. Undeniably one of Australia’s most progressive, interesting and popular cities, Melbourne is rich in culture and activity and is home to some of the country’s most exciting and popular festivals.
Why Melbourne? It’s the perfect location for a holiday or to take an English course…
Melbourne draws people from all parts of the world. Tourism is very important in Victoria and this Australian state offers a range of wonderful things to see and do. Melbourne is widely regarded as Australia’s food capital and is punctuated with world-class restaurants and beautiful cafes, bars, pubs and clubs.
Melbourne offers great opportunity in terms of business, employment and study. A popular destination for students, Melbourne’s educational institutions are internationally regarded and offer courses in a wide range of areas, including some of the world’s best English courses. Melbourne is a great place to learn English and is understandably chosen as a perfect place to live and work while enhancing personal and career opportunities through confident use and understanding of the English language.
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