Japanese jobs in Portugal are the perfect solution if you are considering a work experience abroad, and if you speak this language! Not convinced yet? Check the main reasons why you should move to a country on the other side of the world!
Having a work experience abroad is positive on many levels – different environment, knowledge about a different culture, meeting different people, living in a multicultural environment in a big capital, personal growth and development – and Japanese jobs in Portugal give you the ideal opportunity, if you speak this language, to embark on this adventure without belittling your professional development.
In this article, we explain the main reasons that lead us to affirm that Portugal is one of the best destinations to have this experience and, who knows, maybe you will change for good!
Quality of life
Portugal is considered the 12th country with the best quality of life for expats according to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey list of 2020 and stands out in some specifications, one of which is health – Portugal has one of the best health systems in the world. And since we are speaking of Japanese jobs in Portugal, there are other factors in which Portugal is superior when compared to Japan: quality of life, physical and mental well-being, sense of community, political stability, ease of accommodation, ease of doing friends and learning, personal development and economic stability.
Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index (GPI) and ranks first among the countries of the European Union (EU), just behind Iceland and New Zealand.
According to the Portuguese Ministery of Internal Administration, “The significant steps that Portugal has taken in recent years in terms of security have allowed the reduction of crime and, consequently, the gradual and consolidated rise in this ‘ranking'”.
The 14th edition of the ‘ranking’, which classifies 163 independent states and territories and covers 99.7% of the world’s population, concludes that “the global level of peace has deteriorated, in a world in which the conflicts and crises that have arisen in the past decade started to decrease, being replaced by a new wave of tension and uncertainty as a result of the covid-19 pandemic “.
In the study, carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the score for each country is attributed according to internal and external conflicts, security and militarization, measured by 23 indicators.
Lisbon is the coolest city in Europe, and we are not the ones saying so. CNN is.
The American news network highlights the proximity to the beach, the incredible food and the special multicultural environment that can be found in various locations in the city.
But Portugal is not only Lisbon, in addition to a global and multicultural capital – with companies also with employees of various nationalities, as Teleperformance – this country, planted by the sea, has an attractive nightlife, a rich and varied history and culture as well as a privileged geographical position to reach the USA or any part of Europe.
Besides, there are countless fairs, parties and international music festivals ranging from the smallest villages to the big cities.
The two main cities, Lisbon and Porto, combine Mediterranean charm with metropolitan environments.
Portuguese hospitality is also one of the main characteristics of the population. People are friendly and willing to help foreigners, and most Portuguese people speak English, which facilitates communication.
Portugal has an excellent climate, with about 300 days of sunshine a year.
You will be able to fully enjoy the outdoors in the cities, stroll through its gardens, taste the excellent gastronomy and Portuguese wines on the splendid terraces of the restaurants and go to viewpoints of outstanding beauty.
With a long coastline and stunning river beaches, you can take a dip or practice adventure water sports, such as surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, canoeing and enjoy hiking trails and the local nature.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Portugal is relatively low compared to other destinations in Europe. Expatriates pay less for almost all basic items, including accommodation, food, transportation and utilities, which can be a plus point if you are looking for Japanese jobs in Portugal. A furnished apartment can be found on average for € 500/600 (depending on the location and the city).
In case you come to work for Teleperformance you can remove this expense from your list because the company offers accommodation to its displaced employees.
The low cost of living, the good transport network and infrastructure in most cities, the proximity of the beach and nature and the excellent gastronomy combined with the development of the technology of most companies make Portugal a country where this balance manages to be more easily achieved.
For example, Teleperformance offers several activities to promote the well-being of its employees, as well as betting on digital solutions that have allowed employees to work as a team from home and achieve this balance that allows you to develop your career at the same time that you can take advantage of the maximum that Portugal has to offer!
Check all the vacancies that Teleperformance has open at jobs.teleperformance and then … pack your bags!