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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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What’s Different About Working Overseas?

Aside from the fact that you will be living in a foreign country—and all the differences that come with that—there are several things you should consider before embarking on your overseas career:
Living expenses. Your living expenses are generally covered by your agency, including your home, driver, and security. You may also receive a car, gas money, and other benefits for your family, such as education allowances.
Taxes. Contrary to urban legend, as an overseas employee of our government, you will still pay taxes as if you were living in the United States.
Salary. Salaries range depending on the job you have and your level of experience, but are generally the same as a similar position in the United ...

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