Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever By Michael T. Swigunski


Work and live abroad with ease

For those looking to travel abroad and work where they want, when they want, Global Career is a good go-to book for understanding how to do this. While the information throughout this book is top notch and clear, the author spends several paragraphs in each chapter preparing the reader for upcoming information. Other than that, the content is easy to understand, is personal because the author has experienced most of what is written, and provides helpful facts any traveler can use to move from country to country while discovering ways to locate work or employment. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever I enjoyed the book - it was pretty straightforward and had some helpful tips. I wish a version of this book existed 15 years ago before I lived overseas for a brief time when I taught English in Korea. I was hoping for additional insider information (and a lot of the information was more relevant for younger, college-age folks, with more info about studying abroad, doing internships, etc.) there was still a lot of helpful information that I earmarked. It's nice to know there are more working options besides teaching English. If the author wants to do a follow up, I would love to see a how to retire overseas successfully with some money making ideas and real life case studies. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever Very informational

What I liked:

The information is organized well and there's really a lot of value in it. There are tips for students and workers alike. It also has travel tips, inspirational travel quotes, and a packing list. The book really proves that working abroad and having a global career is very possible.

What I didn't like:

It's geared more towards a younger audience and solo travelers, and simply ignores families. This could be because the author has no experience in that area, and that's totally fine. However, that means it excluded me.

Who this book is for:

This book is great for college students, young workers, and solo travelers who still haven't started a family of their own. The only information available in this book for families is that families aren't eligibe for the Working Holiday Visa.


I still liked the book and think I learned a few things from it. However, I felt a little left out... and quite frankly, a little old (I'm over 30 and already have a degree). Still, it's easy to skip the chapter that doesn't pertain to you (in my case, the study abroad chapter). Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever If you've ever thought about studying or working abroad, this book is jam-packed full of personal experiences, information, and tips about how to do so. The author has lived and worked all over the globe, and this book is a distillation of all that he has learned. He does give some straight-up facts as well as share his personal experiences. I think this book would be particularly helpful for people under 30, as there are far more options for younger people to live and work abroad. The United States has reciprocal agreements with several countries for working holiday visas. But the author does give some other pointers that could apply for people who are north of 30, including how to work for an American company remotely. The book is laid out well. The first chapters deal with studying, interning, and working abroad. Further chapters explore working abroad in more depth, like the visas needed, their requirements and costs. The book ends with chapters on how to live as an expat and traveling tips. All in all, if this is something you are considering, this book will make the possibilities seem more real and point you in the right directions if it is something that truly interest you.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.

Read my other reviews at Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever I liked this book and the writer’s writing style. It felt genuine. However, I don’t think I was the right audience for it. (I won this from Goodreads.) While it had great tips and I learned a lot about what it takes to work abroad, I felt the book was geared more toward younger people, fresh out of high school or college, or early in their careers. I’m closer to and thinking about how I can retire early in my fifties. Despite this, I did appreciate all the tips, and especially the job links toward the end of the book. I’m still giving this 5-stars because I do think the material was great and would help someone younger. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever

Have you thought to be financially independent while settling in a different country? Do you know you can work with a travel visa too? Do you know the job opportunities in the countries of your choice while being a student? #globalcareer

This is one of the most informative books for travelling abroad and earning your livelihood. It is a non-fiction book, which talks about how to be financially independent and grow abroad sustainably. A short and detailed book with information on how to work remotely while traveling. The good thing about this book is that it has also mentioned the ages that are needed for the option to benefit you. For example, if you are under 30, how would you proceed it and when you are above 30, what are the requirements.

The book is divided into chapters that deal with finding the country of choice, to the accommodation that one can have a full-fledged benefit from the opportunities mentioned. The required websites are also given for the ease of the readers. The websites are more informative. The book is useful for people who are trying to shift their country of residence for more opportunities.

It also describes briefly the work visa job opportunities. Countries like South Korea, New Zealand, Prague, Italy, etc. are beneficial not only for studies but also for working to become financially independent. It helps to set a target on basic necessities such as food, transportation, accommodations too. A wonderful book for first-time settlers.

The book is written in an easy language for more readers to understand. The language is lucid and effortless. All the points are discussed efficiently leaving no loops, and it has made it simpler for the readers to take the pointers of different countries. There are short quotations at the end that provides a lot of motivation. Towards the end of the book is an empty bucket list given for the readers that makes it more fun to read and research.

A highly researched book that solves a thousand problems while going abroad. This book is a highly recommended book for everyone, especially, youngsters! Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever This book stands as an excellent introduction to the travel and work lifestyle, for those very new to the idea, or those who feel trapped in the United State's culture around work. This book is not intended for those with some knowledge and experience- the intended audience is clear in Swigunki's writing. Overall, I enjoyed this book and found it a nice light read, though there are some serious drawbacks to making this a great introduction.
The first issue I have with this book is the over-reliance on directing people to online resources. The main website readers are directed to is Swigunksi's own website, which is fair considering it is his book, but it feels like a marketing ploy to direct more traffic to his website where he advertises his service packages. This makes the book hard to want to continue reading at many points, it makes you pause and ask, why did I buy this book if I can just read his website?
The second issue I find with this book is the writing style. It feels overly simplistic at times and through the book, you get a constant sense of 'Deja Vu as the exact same information is repeated over and over again. The writing itself gives a dull impression- which is not great for a book wherein the pages the author proclaims he wants to inspire people. Where is the inspiring tone? Where are the emotions behind the text? The writing feels almost devoid of emotion.
The third drawback to this book is the lack of a clear audience. By the end of the book, you can better infer who the intended audience was- those with the similar middle class, university educated backgrounds as the author himself. Through the book, though, this intended audience is muddied by haphazardly thrown-in information on alternative ways to do things without a degree- as well as claims by the author that he wants to help anyone realize their potential in living this lifestyle he advertises. These drawbacks individually wouldn't leave such a sour impression on me, but together they make this book difficult to enjoy and feel inspired by.
I did find great nuggets of information in the last few chapters I hadn't thought about yet, and again, this book is great as a very brief introduction to the idea of working and traveling. I can't hate it, I just wasn't its intended audience and happen to be more nitpicky when it comes to writing and providing information to help/inspire others.
If you are looking for a quick light read before bed and to hear a personal account of someone's life, then this book is for you.
However, if you are looking for real solid inspiration and knowledge- a book that won't take you an hour to finish- then I highly recommend you look elsewhere. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever I received an advance review copy for free by BookSirens, thank you very much for this opportunity!
It is a very practical book that I'm certainly want to re-read. A keeper and very well written. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever If you want a lifestyle where you live and work abroad, with complete location independence, you are no longer alone. There are people all over the world right now who are just like you. If you need more inspiration or motivation, Mike Swigunski is one of the best authors in this niche since he makes it all sound so easy. This is a book written by somebody with direct experience and success in what he wishes to help the reader with.

Accordingly, anybody who has dreamed of traveling around the world but is worried about things like money or personal security should definitely cast your fears aside and make the jump. If you really want to travel, the experiences and tips left here by Swigunksi will be nothing short of life-changing for you.

The difference between this book and various other traveling books like is that Swigunksi actually knows what he is talking about. Even a seasoned traveler who has been around the world a couple times will be able to gain something from the pages of this book. With more travel experience than most people ever receive in a lifetime, the author’s life experiences traveling abroad really bleed through the pages as you read this book.

Anybody who reads this book will at least leave with a heightened knowledge of how international travel works in the modern world, and what jobs and careers may be the best choice for you to pursue. As you read this book, it immediately becomes clear that the author is somebody with a TON of experience living, traveling, and working abroad. With this great experience comes great knowledge and tips that even a seasoned traveler will take to heart. For example, did you know that USA citizens can take a major tax cut simply by living and working abroad? This book explains exactly how this is possible.

All steps of international travel, from temporary internships and semesters abroad all the way up to permanent expat living are completely broken down and discussed by Swigunski in this book. Specifically, how to make sure your bank account stays healthy, despite the fact that you wish to make traveling a permanent endeavor. Some of the pickiest and most minute details behind international travel are covered and explained in great detail. Information such as exchange rates, visa setbacks, bureaucratic nightmares, and various tips and tricks that a beginner traveler will hold onto for life.

As someone who has a large chunk of his adult life abroad, I am constantly learning from my peers and seeking new ideas to better my lifestyle, increase my quality of life, and find a new place to go to. From this book, I was able to receive some great practical ideas on how I can optimize my lifestyle abroad while simultaneously ensuring that I have enough money in my account at the end of each month. Thanks to the many great ideas put into this book, I will be much more comfortable ensuring that I always have plenty of high-paying remote work while traveling. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever The world has adopted to a common career life which involves an individual graduating from college, get a job and earn from the salary paid at his/her workplace. After several years of working, these individuals attain the retirement age and are put on pension to support their livelihoods. However, when a keen study is taken on the working experience, most individuals end up being dissatisfied by their jobs, which consume most of their fun and time.
A global career is the better alternative for a 9 to 5 job as described by the author of this book. In the global career, an individual is able to travel around the world, experience new phenomena and get a chance to build a life that almost everybody today dreams of. A global career is a desire by many individuals around the world, especially those who love travelling and venturing into new challenges and experiences in different parts of the world. This book bears important lessons concerning how to achieve a successful global career.
The author of this book has included relevant and true examples pertaining global careers. These examples provide an important basis for readers since they address most of the personal issues or questions that readers might have about global careers. The book also explains the very basic tips that a global career professional needs to put into consideration in order to achieve a successful career while travelling around the world. Some of these lessons help an individual to develop the right skills to enhance marketability. This provide the necessary tips that need to be considered while acquiring travel documents, furthering education through scholarships and most importantly, achieving financial freedom.
Finding a satisfying job is the desire of most professionals around the world today. This book gives a practical guide that encompasses what an individual need to know before getting a global career, and after landing the job. This book is recommended for individuals seeking to achieve big milestones in their career life.
Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever

What if you could travel forever while radically advancing your career?

College. Graduation. Work a 9 to 5 job, save up and retire on a pension. This isn’t the correct path for everyone. Nor should it be. 

Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever is a paperback for your backpack, a step-by-step blueprint to travel the world, build a successful career others wish they had, and build a life that most people only dream of.

This comprehensive guide is filled with genuine stories and actionable advice including:  Specific shortcuts and tips you need to build a world-class career on the move Skills for negotiating and obtaining further education, internships and high-paying work overseas Building a life you love in any city in the world, and how to make lifelong friends quickly

Global Career will challenge you to venture into the exciting unknown. If you have ever fantasized about a more fulfilling international career, this book will empower you to buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination, and further your career in ways you never thought possible!

Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever

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