A notoriously good lifestyle and a resources boom that's producing more jobs than people to fill them has made Australia the world's second most desired country to live in, according to a report. The United States is first.
News.com.au recently published the below details of the report findings, titled The Global Professionals on the Move.
AUSTRALIA has emerged as the second most desired location, behind only the United States, for people to live and work, a report says.
Hydrogen managing director for Australia Ivan Jackson said there were 404 natural resources projects taking place in Australia worth about $450 billion.
"A lack of relevant skilled professionals is one of the main barriers to bringing these projects to fruition," Mr Jackson said in the report, which was released today.
"In the next two to three years recruitment to Australia will be at its highest ever."
Overseas experience was also highly valued by employers, particularly in the energy sector, the report said.
The report said the most common reason working professionals were seeking jobs overseas was to develop their careers.
Australia tied second with the UK as the most popular place to work, followed by Singapore, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong and France.
Some 90 per cent of respondents believed relocating for work accelerated their personal development, while 86 per cent said it improved their career prospects.
Moreover, 83 per cent said their salaries rose on the back of their overseas experience.
The report found 15 per cent of women working overseas were women aged 40 years and above, compared with nearly 50 per cent of men in the same age demographic.
The survey, which was conducted by ESCP Europe, comprised responses from 2353 professionals from 85 different countries obtained during November 2011.
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