Living in Paraguay is good for the soul
In a multicultural context, like Asunción’s environment, but without having big problems like large cities, such as New York, have. There are all those who emigrated to Paraguay and moved to Asunción to work in the local branch of their multinational, pensioners who take advantage of tax benefits, professionals who work online, people in search of new adventures, who satisfy their desire to travel: in Paraguay you will find endless opportunities to get rich personally and to know all kinds of people.
It is estimated that 6% of Paraguayan population is foreign and it is concentrated in urban areas.
This percentage increases from year to year in parallel with PIL economical development of the country. After those people coming from near countries, the majority of foreign people comes from Asian countries, such as Japan or from European countries, such as Germany. All these countries have a strong economy and they let their inhabitants to move to Paraguay thanks to undoubted tax benefits, to real investment opportunities and to a very good Social Assistance.
Yes, except for the soul, we want to improve our careers and these contexts are ideal for networking: you can meet in a more relaxed environment people you can hardly encounter in US or in Europe and especially you can meet them, while both are sharing a common experience. Executives, managers, investors, potential partners, internal contacts in interesting companies……
And in future, if you want to come back to your previous professional career or to your home country, (or to move to another country) you will not lose all these contacts: they will remain at your complete disposal. Moreover, you will return with a professional wealth you can hardly obtain in another way. You will not lose your past, but you will earn your future saving at the same time your past.
It is like you left a real busy highway and you took a much more relaxing side road, enjoying your travel. In this way it is highly likely that you arrive at your destination much more easily and faster.
Some clients talked to us about their fears, when they had to decide to made a test journey to Paraguay, before moving there. And what would happen if they could not come back to their previous careers? And if their home country magic disappeared? The clients themselves realized how much their fears were unfounded, just when they were telling us about them. Later, our clients could personally experienced it.
International and multicultural experience is very appreciated by large companies, because it proves that candidates are able to move easily, that they are not opposed to changes (ideal features for the modern contexts, where you must constantly change not necessarily place, but certainly standards and protocols) and they have the independence and courage to get out of their “comfortable shell”. All those who voluntarily resided out of European Union do not complain if something happens. So, large companies need to choose people who are able to adapt themselves to new contexts: an employee or a partner, who gained an international experience, are always an added value, especially if it was a personal experience and not an experience under the protection of a large company.
Moreover, those candidates obtained a permanent residence in a Mercosur Country and permanent residence allows a visa-free access to any American Latin Country like Brazil, Argentine, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia…..and that’s why between two equal profiles a large company will probably choose the candidate who gained an international experience.
And do not forget that you can rely on an unique experience, which distinguishes you from other candidates and by which you can make relationships with clients.
People usually fear to take a decision that forces them to change their everyday life, because human mind hates “losing”. Only later we understand that with the change we do not miss anything of what we previously knew and had in our hands. On the contrary, we gain news, such as a new ability or a new location to which we move. Meanwhile, our previous contexts are always there, at our complete disposal, if eventually we want to come back occasionally or permanently, but always bringing that new experience with us. In this way, if we hate “losing”, we cannot absolutely afford to lose all the opportunities Paraguay offers us and that, with the offered and granted support by Living In Paraguay, are increasingly at hand.