I'm a U.S. planner who is considering working in Europe for a couple of years. Being a U.S. citizen with no connections abroad, I'm looking for stories of other people in the planning profession who have made similar leaps.
I've researched the UK's tier 1 and tier 2 visas. I am a few points shy of qualifying for tier 1, and tier 2, I believe, requires a job offer from a British firm before relocation - something I think would be extremely difficult given this economy.
Does anyone have experiernce with UK's skilled immigrant program? Are there other European countries which would be preferrable for a U.S. planner? I'd like to keep my options open, so I'm not really set on the UK. I have about 4 years of experience in planning (land use and transportation), and I think this would be a great time in my career to get international exposure and make a bold move.