Brighter Horizons? This Tumultuous Period in Our Economy Is a Golden Opportunity in Disguise - and One to Grab with Both Hands
Budget cuts, tax hikes, IMF and bailout bonds - it's all we've listened to every day for the past two years.
The government's collapsing, the doles queues increasing and with those in the know claiming the country will remain in the shadow of a black cloud for the foreseeable future, many have seized the opportunity to leave it all behind, which according to the recent poll from the Economic and Social Research Institute, is exactly what 50,000 of you plan to do this year.
It's a grim prospect, especially for those who recall a theft of a generation during the 1980s, but for many this is a chance to explore opportunities and horizons that could have easily remained undiscovered had the Celtic Tiger continued roaring.
Plus, the doom and gloom can't last forever and most of you will ultimately return home, rich with the diverse experience from overseas that can only enhance your career.
So till then, explore your options, utilise your qualifications and work experience and find the perfect destination for you. Is it across the pond to the US where skilled IT graduates are still a much sought after commodity? How about further north to the shiny Canadian hotspots of Toronto and Vancouver where current emigres are finding little difficulty in securing positions in their chosen profession? Or is it a hop, skip and quick flight away to the UK where many are finding highly desirable employment opportunities in their qualified field, plus enjoying the benefits from a roster of cheap flights unheard of in previous mass emigration exoduses.
A weekend break home for the price of a lunch-time snack is the norm these days thanks to our budget carriers (when they're not striking, that is). …