The day you have decided to work in overseas, the first and foremost thing you have to do is to do thorough research and find out whether your profile has ample job opportunities or not in that specific country. " /> The day you have decided to work in overseas, the first and foremost thing you have to do is to do thorough research and find out whether your profile has ample job opportunities or not in that specific country. " />

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How to find an overseas job?

How to find an overseas job?

Jun 18,2015

Are you an avid traveler and love to travel across the globe and learn about various cultures? Are you aspiring for an international career and don’t have a clue as how to go about? Here are few steps which will help you in your international job search. Read on…

 

Research well on the job opportunities

The day you have decided to work in overseas, the first and foremost thing you have to do is to do thorough research and find out whether your profile has ample job opportunities or not in that specific country.

Also, make a list of companies you want to work and find out whether they have presence in that specific country. Apart from it, you can also filter the organizations based on their operations such as domestic, multinational or government organizations. In-addition, decide on the kind of job search methods, you will be following to make your dreams come true.

 

 Determine the kind of the job you want to do

The biggest hurdle for people with less experience is lack of focus. They are pretty sure about working in abroad which involves excitement, foreign culture and travelling, but not about the job requirements or titles.

 

Do your homework

Build a Spreadsheet wherein you collect all the information that is required in your job search. This should contain details such as educational qualification, professional certifications, job designations, skills, experience level, name of the company, location, visa requirements etc. Your focus can be on multinational companies, domestic companies and global conglomerates. One of the easiest ways in securing a job in overseas is first working in your native country for few years and building your experience and skills and then considering moving out of the country.

 

 Hone your Skills

After the research phase, you should be able to identify the skills you need for finding an international job. Several researches indicate that employers in overseas emphasize on 3 important factors in short listing a candidate for the job. These include technical knowledge / expertise in the respective field, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultured environment and hands on experience. If you feel that you’re lacking something in aspiring for an overseas job, consider honing your skills by joining in regular / part-time degrees, distance education programs, training programs or certification courses.

 

Prepare an informative Resume & Cover Letter

Your resume and cover letter play a major role in getting shortlisted for an interview call. As such, special emphasis should be laid on customizing every application to suit the requirements of the job opening and the employers.

Format the resume according to the specific country standard. Ensure that the resume is short and informative and at the same time highlight your key skills, experience, and major achievements and so on.

 

Build your own database

Networking plays a crucial role in your job search and when it comes to overseas job search; it becomes even more important to have enough sources and contacts. You should take help of all the available network sources (professional organizations, college alumni, colleagues etc), as they will help you in developing contacts. They will also play an important role in alerting you about the job openings and also in understanding about the job market and provide you with other relevant information that is needed for your career and stay.

Prepare well for the interview

Most of the initial round of interviews are of screening type and as such will be conducted through skype calls, telephonic calls or through video conferencing. You should be ready to attend these types of interview and also should sound confident enough in the interviews.  

 

Follow-Up with the employers

It’s very important to follow up with each and every job lead that you come across. En- sure that you don’t miss any opportunity and stay in-touch with the employers and recruiters and enquire about the openings. Try to be assertive with the employers and never sound aggressive or rude. Also, try knowing about the country’s culture and send thank you mails after the interview is over.

Consider flying to abroad

However, remember that relocating to another country should be done carefully and is not just about just moving out to a new place.  You might have to lead a simple life without salary for 4 to 6 months, and you need to have good contacts and job openings that you can follow up once you arrive there. And in the worst case scenario, you should have a backup plan, so that you don’t have to shy away in returning back, in-case your job search fails.  

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