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Don't just get a new job — let Jobbatical hook you up with a whole new country

Has the current state of American politics got you down? Is your current job just not doing it for you anymore? Really, really thinking about moving to Canada these days? Then you may want to join the tens of thousands of people who are looking to Jobbatical for a change of scenery. The Estonia-based startup puts job seekers in touch with potential employers, but the real kicker comes with the geography. These aren’t your run of the mill career options — rather, the positions made available through Jobbatical will take workers out of the country for 12 months, and drop them off in some pretty stellar locations.

Tapping into the wanderlust that has become synonymous with the quarter-life crisis of the millennial generation, Jobbatical allows its users to “switch environments but keep doing what you do best for a project that really excites you.” The company name, of course, is a portmanteau of the words “job” and “sabbatical,” and promises to help you recharge your batteries, expand your world view, and share new ideas, all without taking too heavy a toll on your wallet. Because as much as we’d all like to go on an Eat, Pray, Love adventure, not all of us are financially stable enough to do so. But with Jobbatical, you can go on a vacation that also pays the bills.

So where are Americans looking to go when they search for alternate places of work? While searches for how to move to Canada spiked after Super Tuesday’s results, interestingly enough, our northerly neighbors aren’t generally considered all that glamorous when it comes to a change of scenery. Instead, Jobbatical Marketing Chief Isabel Hirama tells us, it’s Singapore that tops the list of the most frequently searched destination for American workers, according to Jobbatical. Hong Kong comes in at second, and Tallinn (Estonia’s capital), makes it into a surprising third place. A number of European heavy hitters make up the rest of the list, and rounding out the top 10 is Japan, a country known for its diligent work ethic. Check out the full list below:

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Tallinn 
  4. London
  5. Berlin
  6. Spain
  7. Australia
  8. France
  9. Italy
  10. Japan

If you really are looking to move or just to shake up your life a bit, you may want to check out some of the countries on Jobbatical’s most searched list. After all, the company notes that over 1,200 companies from more than 40 different countries have posted jobs, and over 300 individuals have already been successfully matched and relocated. So take that trip you’ve been meaning to take — and keep a job while you’re at it.

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