Moving abroad and getting hired abroad are two different things and many have learned this the hard way. Just like any other millennial, most people will take advice from the internet by Googling “how to find a job abroad” or something similar. However, most of the information out there give blank information such as using social media to connect to strangers or ensuring you have a valid passport among others that can be applied to any situation. There are however a few helpful sites and articles such as this one which will give you the ultimate guide to get hired abroad.
Relax and do not stress
If you’ve made up your mind about moving and living abroad, commit to the idea and do not stress over the relationships and opportunities you’ll be missing at home. The insight and experience gained are invaluable despite the jobs or even a career change. You can start small and grow big as people become more and more wary of your skills and experience. For example, to strap by, you can start an English teaching job, writing books to even overseeing huge companies.
Spreading the word
Although online research is great, real-life research is equally important. Once you’ve decided on the place to visit, spread the word like bush-fire to your network because chances are that they someone knows someone in that area. Once you connect, you can learn every detail you need about the region and make your stay easy and comfortable.
Building the Language Skills
Interested in moving to South Asia, Saudi Arabia? Start taking Arabic classes. This will not only meet individuals with similar interests and also get a higher advantage when job hunting as you already have a marketable skill. This competitive edge will also dictate the type and position of the job you’ll get especially if working with an NGO. If traveling for a business, conducting a meeting and interacting with partners will also be very easy. Simple local and popular phrases and vocabulary will also go a long way.
Picking a company
Most people are not willing to take the risk of finding a job once you land and sometimes it’s not wise. Picking a company means that you can be transferred through your work and you will have higher chances of an employment once abroad. For recent graduates, specialize in the field you’re interested in and look for opportunities with international companies that send their employees to foreign countries. Most companies have exchange programs and one should take advantage of this.