With the economic downturn, many people are heading overseas to look for jobs. Perhaps you may be feeling that this is the best time to pack your bag and discover the world. There are tips that you can use to find your dream job in a foreign country.
A major concern that employers have about job seekers from abroad is whether they can be ready to make a big change. It can be stressful to change jobs even without changing your residential area. Employers may be concerned that you will develop cold feet when the time of making the big switch comes. In order to allay the fears, you need to know about your destination as much as possible. Search for as much information as you can get on the town, city or countryside that you intend to settle. Avoid just searching the company but also find out about their culture.
If you aren’t sure where you intend to live, follow other people’s path. Consider the reason why you want to move to your country of choice. Talk to residents of the country to have as much info as you can about the country. This way it will be easier to make the life-changing decision.
Connect on social media
As a job seeker who is looking for opportunities abroad, it is not possible to travel to find out about the company when it is thousands of miles away. This is where the social media comes in handy. Use Facebook or Twitter to make connections with employers, hiring managers and potential coworkers even before you prepare for takeoff. For instance, you can follow the company’s hiring manager on Twitter, share interesting news of the industry and engage in discussions in LinkedIn. This way, you will be able to brand yourself as a candidate who is up to date about the industry trends.
Propose a video interview
Many employers are afraid of cost associated with hiring a out of country job seekers. In fact, most of them will want to interact with you on a face to face interview before offering you the job. When you are on the other side of the globe, this can be a major challenge.. To be on the safe side, you should propose a video interview so as to connect with the hiring managers without necessarily having to travel abroad.
Show passion for the job
When proposing to move to another country for a job opening, it is important to show your passion for you career. You must explain confidently and clearly why you need the job and why you are ready to move to the new location. If you convince your employer about your passion, you can consider the job as yours for the taking.
Consider the visa requirement
A great challenge for people seeking to take up jobs abroad is finding a visa. Many countries have stringent requirements for work visas particularly if they perceive that you are going to fill an opening that can be done by a citizen of their country. Visit the embassy of the country that you intend to find work to know their visa requirement. If you intend to travel to the UK, you will need to have a UK driving licences so as to be allowed to drive in the country.
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