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Important tips for landing a job overseas
for employment overseas needs to begin twelve to eighteen months prior to the anticipated departure date. Consider whether you need to save up some money, organize a new passport, investigate visas and work permits, brush up on your language skills and what type of corporate culture you are seeking.
Determine what kind of jobs one want to pursue
Jobs can be categorized as follows.
- Casual/Relief work
- Permanent/ongoing employment
- Short-term/contract employment
- Seasonal work
Research Potential Jobs, Companies, and Countries
In this step, consider building a spreadsheet that contains all the information you need to know, including job titles skills and experience required, company name and location, and citizenship or work eligibility requirements.
or, Go through a recruitment agency
This approach to job seeking is for the professionally qualified and experienced person. Find an international recruitment agency specializing in the types of positions you qualify for.
Apply for a new passport, or renew an existing passport, early on in the planning stage.
Once you have decided in which country you plan to work, you will need to enquire about an appropriate visa from the relevant embassy or consulate.
You will need to make sure that you are eligible for a work permit in the country in which you intend to seek employment. The relevant embassy can supply details.
Familiarity, if not native fluency, in the local language is often a useful (though not always mandatory) prerequisite to obtaining. Prepare Job-Search Correspondence
As with any kind of job search, your job-search correspondence is critically important; perhaps even more so because of the regional differences in resumes and cover letters.
Prepare for the Global Job Interview
The key for your success is preparation and practice. Whatever the medium of the interview, one need to articulate how your unique mix of accomplishments, skills, and education make you an ideal candidate for the position.
Make calls, send e-mails to all your prospective employers, and inquire about the statusContemplate Going/Moving Abroad
Meet with potential employers and consider volunteering, interning, or other work alternatives while you continue to search for that ideal position.
Some considerations before accepting a job
Make sure you know the answers to these questions before accepting an employment offer :
- Do you need to sign a contract? What are the conditions of the contract?
- How much will you get paid? In what currency?
- Do you need to open a bank account or will you get paid cash?
- Will the employer pay for health insurance?
- What if you have a work related accident?
- How much will you be taxed?
- Do you need to apply for a tax file number (or equivalent)?
- Do you need to join a professional association or union?
- Do you need any special clothing, tools or equipment?
- How many days' notice required to terminate