5 benefits of working as an expat in Qatar

5 benefits of working as an expat in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

If you think working in Qatar is just about getting a tax-exempt salary, think again. There are other more valuable things that you can experience and learn when you live and work in the Gulf state.
Learn a new language

One of the less common benefits that expats reap is learning a new language. The different nationalities that you deal with every single day in the workplace teach you to become adaptive and receptive.

All the credit goes to the weeks, months or years of immersion in the Middle Eastern region. The fact that you are surrounded by Qatari nationals and co-expats, makes it a lot easier for you to pick up keywords and phrases.

That is why when you take the courage to work overseas, you prepare yourself to learn new things. This includes the advantage of learning to speak not just one language, but two, three or more.

 

1. Develop self-confidence

Working in another country like Qatar offers you the chance to develop your self-confidence. You learn how to stand alone knowing that you are in a different country and far from your family and loved ones.
Yes, at first it is hard to overcome the separation anxiety. But later on, you will realize that there isn’t much point in feeling lonely, sad or stressed. You will then turn your homesickness to a strength to survive every single work day.

Once you feel less awkward, you become more confident. You are 100% willing to face a new challenge even outside the corporate world.

 

2. Build cultural awareness

 

Also on the list of the uncommon benefits of working as an expat in Qatar is building cultural awareness. You can expect that there are likely to be some differences compared with the culture you come from.

These differences teach you to rediscover your own culture through differentiating it from a new culture. You get the chance to learn the meanings behind all those rituals, traditions and beliefs.

As you continue immersing yourself more in the new working environment, you keep a growing international attitude in the business world.

 

3. Boost international network

Setting your feet in Qatar for work doesn’t only give you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a different culture, it also essentially help you leverage your network, all thanks to the diverse group of people you meet at work and outside work.

When you build good working relationships with anyone—valuable clients, suppliers, employees—, expanding your professional network becomes a possibility.

These individuals in your professional circle expose you to other ideas and practices, allowing you to learn things that are not within the confines of your job.

 

4. Acquire new professional skills

Most importantly, living and working in a foreign country like Qatar enables you to acquire new professional skills.

The time you spend abroad gives you a more flexible outlook and skills. It introduces you to various management and working styles, as well as business practices. You are also exposed to different technologies, customer types, and even markets.

This multicultural experience you get from overseas work helps you become a more flexible worker and rewards you with a greater chance of career advancement.

 

We hope this info has helped you. If you are currently looking for a job in Qatar, feel free to comment in the article or browse through www.qatarliving.com/jobs.

By Molten Metal• 13 Jul 2018 12:26
Molten Metal

Dates and camel milk fresh ..... ...............

By RockstarSyndrome• 12 Jul 2018 22:20
RockstarSyndrome

Is there any tangible benefits aside from graduity and vacation leave?

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