A Practical Guide to Finding International Jobs
Whatever job you might be looking for, seeking a job overseas can be a rather difficult process. There are ways that your search can be easier and far more effective, as well as less stressful. In order to enjoy yourself during such a search you need to follow a few guidelines that are easy to live by and even easier to practice.
- Work on your summary sentence.
You need a hook that will set you up for the ideal position that you’re seeking. This one sentence should be able to tell the story of where you’ve been, where you are, and what you might seek out next. A good summary sentence will tell your employer a story about your life that will either impress or at least give the employer a very good idea of what you want out of life.
It’s a type of simplified roadmap that is easy to read and won’t bog down your employer in a lot of details.
- Write your own job description.
Before you take the time to look at what’s out there take a little time and write your own job description. This will give you and the employer a better idea of what it is you’re looking for and will reduce the chance that you will settle on something that might not be so great later on. What you find doesn’t need to be spot on when it comes to the vision of what you want, but by just blindly applying to anything you will likely find a very poor fit.
Make sure you take into account the skills and experience you’ve acquired throughout your life when setting your ideals.
- Don’t jump too far when selecting a career.
Pick just one country to focus on and then narrow that focus even further to a single city if you can. Many people make the mistake of creating a broad, far-reaching search that can span across cities, countries, and even continents. It might keep a lot of options open but in truth it will all but negate your capability of finding a job that you can actually accept. Once you find the city you want to initiate your job search, do what you can to network and find any necessary contacts that can help you to narrow down your search even further.
The more refined the job search, the better chance of finding something that will fit your ideal.