Moving oversea – Finding a Job Overseas
Perhaps you have had enough of the hustle and bustle of daily life in your city. Maybe your industry has completely dried up and you are out of local options. Or, maybe you were born to be an explorer and you have now made the decision to move to an exciting foreign destination. in any case your reasons, among your many preparations will be finding a source of income in your country of choice.
First of all, you need to do some research about the population dispensing of your target country. Usually there are well-defined regions that have rare characteristics. Most countries have several hubs that each great number one or more major industries. You need to know which areas will provide you with the best chances of employment. This kind of information is usually obtainable online, by embassies, or trade publications.
The next step would be searching the internet for the country or city name and your industry. As an example, an internet search for “Chile IT” results in a list of supplies including major news agencies and traveler’s blogs, in addition as industrial and educational articles. You can be reasonably certain that reading by their contents will give you an idea of the condition and location of the IT industry in Chile. Here are some additional paths to job postings:
Industry-specific job sites – A Google search of location and industry will likely show at the minimum one industry-specific job site where you can find details of obtainable jobs. Trade publications and international trade organizations may also have international job postings.
Country-specific job sites – There are several international job search engines. By inputting keyword, job category, and country, you will be provided with job title, job description and location, date of posting, and instructions for applying. Most search engines are specialized for certain industries in addition so if you don’t find many search results, move on. A few sites to start with include: CareerBuilder, JobsAbroad, iHipo, learn4good, 4ICJ, TipTopJob, IntlJobs, and Monster.
Local newspapers – Most cities have a local newspaper that caters to the expatriate population. If your target country speaks a different language, you may be able to find a local English-language newspaper by searching for “newspaper country name English” in your favorite search engine. Check each newspaper to see when they list job postings.
International Industry Leaders – Most of the major employers in North America have locations in other countries. Check the Career section of the websites of the leaders in your industry to find job postings for your target country. This kind of employer is your best bet for finding attractive employment packages that may include housing, round-trip airline tickets, tuition reimbursement, and relocation assistance. Your local university or public libraries’ reference desks may have directories you can use to compile a list of possible employers.
Venture Capitalists – Another possibility for your income is to find an opportunity that will merge talent, skills, and investment funds in a new business venture. Investment brokers often help investors locate a appropriate match. Get in touch with your local investment counselor to see what he can do to help.
Once you have explored the job market in your target country, you should customize your CV according to the qualities that are most desired. Make sure you have all of your official documents obtainable because they will likely need to have certified copies before finalizing an employment contract. When considering offers, make sure you are aware of the local cost-of-living and consider additional costs you may incur such as transportation to visit family, education costs, shipping fees for what you take along, and storage fees for what you leave behind.
Also, be sure to get in touch with the expatriate community in your target country. In addition to getting valuable advice about the culture and work ecosystem, you will be able to find friends who will welcome you upon your arrival. For related tips, see our other articles about moving oversea.