Country profiles for international workers

Considering returning home after your studies? For many international students, the question in their minds as they draw close to the end of their degree is, "Should I return to my home country to look for work, or search for jobs here in the UK?"

This webpage gives a snapshot of the prevailing economic climate in different countries and an idea of sectors with bright career prospects.

General resources

More information on specific countries can be obtained from

  • Targetjobs country profiles - topics covered are the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country in question. 
  • Prospects country profiles. Most of the information in this document has been adapted from a 2010 report by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).
  • You also have free access to GoingGlobal. GoingGlobal is a resource that provides country-specific career and employment information, including internship and job postings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries.
  • NASES -  
  • Targetcourses study abroad - overview of the higher education system in each country, what courses you can study, how to apply for postgraduate courses, fees and scholarships, exchange programmes, and visa requirements.

Country resources

World Map

Xiang GAO, MSc in Accounting and Finance

"Be bold enough to take on challenges and experience as much as you can. Try to communicate and network wherever possible and not just within the Chinese community but with professors and staff and students from other countries."



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