Here I give you 8 simple steps, which will bring you closer to finding a job abroad:
- Decide what kind of job abroad you would like to have. And no, the answer “any job” won’t work here. Just look at this from practical point of view – you are going to search for a job, you sit down, open the website and write there “any job”? Of course not, so what do you write in the “search” window?
- Assess yourself: check which skills, knowledge are required for this particular employment abroad, and control whether you fit. If you do not fit yet, it might be worth to increase your knowledge in the areas, where you are not that strong.
- Check the situation in that particular country: which is the best way to find a job there, local immigration policy, how other people from your country managed to find a job in this country, what kind of CV is common there, what should and shouldn’t include.
- Apply for jobs overseas. Here I would suggest you use different ways: internet, via special agencies, friends, whatever possible and makes sense in your particular situation. Make sure your application fits all the requirements mentioned in the advertisement.
- Network. Join expat groups in the country of your interest. In their forums there are often interesting ads. Join and create a good profile in linked in and other professional websites.
- Let other people know, that you are looking for a job abroad. You never know where from you might get an offer. So open as many channels as possible (obviously use common sense).
- Regular check-up. If you have been applying for a while and have no results, check what you might be doing wrong, what could be improved (for example, spelling mistakes in your CV, different type of Cover letter).
- Stay positive. No matter how many negative responses or no responses you get, believe in yourself and stay positive. Every “no” is also great news, as it brings you closer to “yes”. Stay patient and you will get that dream job abroad!
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