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    shutterstock_237303676New Year is coming and it is a great time to start new beginnings. Maybe you have been thinking of starting a new career or starting a new chapter in life. Then, this article is for you. PwC ranked some of the world’s largest cities for opportunities. It uses 10 categories including intellectual capital and innovation, technology readiness, city gateway, transportation and infrastructure, health and security, sustainability, demographics and livability, economic clout, ease of doing business and cost of living to rank the cities. Look at the below list and figure out where you want to pursue your next big opportunity.

    1. London: According to (PwC) 2014 report on Cities of Opportunity, London ranks first in technology readiness, city gateway, and economic clout categories. London is one of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world so there are many job opportunities for each profession. Also, it is in an English speaking country and this makes London a hot spot for professionals around the world.
    2. New York: New York ranks second in PwC’s list. New York is a very appealing city not just for internationals but also for US citizens. Individuals coming to New York are attracted to the energy and charm of the city and this makes it one of the most desirable cities for relocation.
    3. Singapore: Singapore ranks first in transportation and infrastructure and ease of doing business categories. It is in the center of East Asia but still, its official language is English. This makes Singapore a very desirable city for professionals who both want to advance in their careers and live in a different culture.
    4. Toronto: Toronto ranks fourth in the report. The advantage of Toronto is that it is close to the US and culturally similar. Therefore, individuals who move there from the US can adapt to their new life in Toronto easier compared to some other cities in the list.
    5. San Francisco: San Francisco is one of the best cities to live and advance for professionals with technology background. The headquarters of some of the largest tech companies are in San Francisco. Also, the year-round mild climate makes San Francisco a great location to live.  Other Cities in the List Rank as Below:
    6. Paris
    7. Stockholm
    8. Hong Kong
    9. Sydney
    10. Chicago
    11. Berlin
    12. Los Angeles
    13. Tokyo
    14. Seoul
    15. Madrid
    16. Dubai
    17. Kuala Lumpur
    18. Milan
    19. Beijing
    20. Shanghai
    21. Moscow
    22. Mexico City
    23. Johannesburg
    24. Buenos Aires
    25. Istanbul
    26. Sao Paulo
    27. Rio de Janeiro
    28. Mumbai
    29. Jakarta
    30. Nairobi

    Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. 

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