The Top 10 Ranked Countries for Job Opportunities

As we are entering the new year, 2020 has been off to a rocky start. With deteriorating economies around the world and increasing population; it has become a challenge for fresh graduates to find the perfect job opportunities and build their careers.

So this year it’s time to change that! The world we live in has now changed, with the new technologies and modern way of living this creates so many more opportunities for all you people out there. Especially, the growth of being able to work remotely anywhere in the world.

If you’re reading this, it means you’re looking for that change; looking for that new opportunity for your career growth, or just want to challenge yourself to live somewhere else. So, I’m going to help you, here you go – Ranked the top 10 countries not only for a better career, but with the best quality of life.


1. United Arab Emirates

Beautiful night cityscape


The Middle East has been one of the regions that went through a recession, and suffered economically. Regardless of that, the UAE stood out through these hard times and passed through. For those of you who haven’t been to the UAE, it is mainly a desert located between Oman and Saudi Arabia and gets most of its revenue from oil, being it’s main resource. It has a population of 9.6 million and GDP of approximately $410 billion, it is named as the country with the most competitive economy according to the World Economic Forum. The 2 largest cities in the UAE are it’s capital Abu Dhabi, and not only home to the tallest building in the world but also it’s business hub, Dubai. As I mentioned, oil is one of it’s main resources, this creates many opportunities and demands for construction and engineering industries, due to the large amount of projects the government finances.


2. Spain



Whether Madrid, Barcelona, or even Mallorca; Spain is known for being not only a touristic destination, but also a hub for all students across different universities. Currently, it is home to more than 3,200 start-ups and ranks among the top 6 cities in Europe for start-up growth. Compared to other cities in Europe, it ranks as the 17th best destination for expats due to it’s low cost of living. In addition, to it’s great quality of life it has many professional opportunities with great potential for growing your professional network. Moreover, it is easier for you to travel to other European cities and work there which improves your overall CV.


3. Hong Kong



If you’re looking to experience a thriving business world and a competitive job market, make your move to Hong Kong. Besides being a tourist destination, it is a famous business hub, which creates so many opportunities for young people who are eager to explore new cultures, gain an authentic experience, as well as grow their careers. With so many, global and international corporations opening a base office there, which opens opportunities for foreigners who don’t speak Cantonese. In 2019, it’s GDP reached up to $13.6 trillion with a population of up to 1.4 billion. What makes it easier and encourages adults to apply, it’s that the government has programs created for foreigners to help make both their job and visa application processes easier.


4. Australia

Why Australia? According to the UN, it is the second best country to live in, despite the current fires. Australia is known for it’s excellent quality of life and is considered one of the safest countries on the planet providing an excellent educational level and work-life balance. Home to around 24.6 million people and a GDP of $1.32 trillion this country has the potential to soar in terms of the all the open opportunities by businesses.


Sydney CBD  from ferry boat


5. Russia



It is difficult to imagine the scale of Russia, it being the largest country with one of the largest economies. It has a GDP of $1.7 trillion, and it is powered by it’s natural resources including oil, natural gas production, forestry and manufacturing. Due to the large amount of natural resources found in Russia, this makes room for so many new opportunities in those industries.

6. Mexico



Hola Amigos! I’m not just saying this because I’m from Mexico, but this city has much more to offer besides it’s great food, diverse culture, and beautiful weather. Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, with it’s oil industry booming reach the 6th place in the world. Constantly growing across it’s different sectors, this opens many new career opportunities with a wonderful environment for one to follow their career path.


7. Germany



Another European country, Germany is one of the most populous destinations in the EU, with a population of 82.9 million people. After a study conducted by, xxxx, this showed that currently Germany has a high economic strength for new businesses, which opens potential for a high number of youth employment. Not only that, they provide many benefits to their employees with great paying jobs and benefits. Also, always open to establish any type of business, which welcomes innovative entrepreneurs to invest in this country.


8. Netherlands


Known for it’s world famous icons and wide variety of tourist attractions, one doesn’t usually think of this city for building a career. Although, Netherlands has so many benefits to help one build their professional career. Currently having a GDP of 826.2 billion and a large population of 17.18 million; industries are constantly growing. This allows the city to open more positions. As a European city, it also provides an excellent quality of life and encourages a balanced work-life environment which keeps them motivated.


9. France



One of the oldest countries, it has one of the world’s largest economies. With an increasing population reaching up to 66.9 million and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, France is classified as a wealthy, high income country. Besides the government guaranteeing many benefits from healthcare and education up til retirement to it’s citizens, it is one of the countries with the most relaxed lifestyle, where employers encourage free-time, family, rather than over-working.


10. Qatar

Doha at sunset

Qatar is located on a small desert peninsula, and is now rich in oil and gas making it one of the wealthiest countries in the world. More than half of it’s GDP of $192 billion is comprised of manufacturing, construction and financial services. Moreover, it’s wealth lead to it’s high standard of living with providing free healthcare and education to it’s citizens, and positioning itself as a research hub.


So, what are you waiting for? Make your choice and pack your bags and kick-start your career this year, in a new city.



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