How To Apply For A Job Abroad

How to Apply for a Job Abroad

Researching Opportunities

Research the countries you would like to work in. You’ll need to find out practical information like what kind of visas and immunizations you’ll need to relocate there. You should also get a grasp of the culture and living conditions of the country you choose. Find out what the cost of living is to make sure you get a job that is sufficient to live comfortably. Be familiar with safety information, medical facilities and travel alerts

Investigate the different routes to a job abroad.

There are many different ways to pursue which will appeal to different people in different circumstances. There are possibilities for short term work, as well as more permanent positions. Once you have an idea about which country you would like to work in, or even if you are undecided, you should spend some time researching the various ways to find a job abroad.

Consider working for a local company that has foreign offices.

Many corporations in the United States have offices in other countries. There also may be small organizations in your area that are satellite offices for international companies. Working in an organization that has international reach can lead to an assignment in an overseas job.

Search for international job postings on regular job sites.

As well as the specialist sites that deal with finding jobs abroad, you shouldn’t neglect the major jobs listing sites and recruitment companies. Many of the largest of these organizations will operate internationally and may advertise for posts abroad alongside domestic ones. Search some of the recruitment sites and check the listings.

Apply for a visa and/or work permit.

Many overseas jobs will not consider you for a position unless you already have a visa or work permit organised. Be sure you understand the requirements for a visa or work permit and know that you will be able to meet them before thinking seriously about applying for a job abroad. The embassy of the country you want to work in will provide information for applying for a Visa.

Make contacts and use your networks

Finding a job abroad can be a difficult prospect. You have to demonstrate not only that you are a good person for the job, but that you can offer something more than the prospective local candidates who will most likely take less time to adapt to the new working environment. Because of this, and the difficulties of breaking into a foreign working culture, it is especially important that you utilize your contacts and networks as much as possible

Consider the language requirements.

The language requirements will vary depending on the type of job you are interested in getting. For example, if you are working for the US government abroad you may find that the majority of people in your office are American and business is conducted solely in English. If you are applying to work in a foreign firm you will probably be expected to be able to work in the native language.

Things You Need to Prepare for a Skype Interview

Things You Need to Prepare for a Skype Interview

MAKE SURE YOUR USERNAME IS PROFESSIONAL.

Anything that is difficult to read or in any way resembles your middle school AIM screenname is making a bad first impression. Be boring and use your name.

 DRESS WELL.

Just because you’re not on-site does not mean you should wear your college hoodie. I’m not saying put on a suit, but you should wear whatever you would wear to an in-person interview. Plus, dressing like you’re going in for an in-person interview will help you feel like you’re at an in-person interview.

 THINK ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND.

What’s behind you matters. Set up a clean, neutral background with good lighting. Avoid basements and sitting in front of a window, unless you want to look like someone whose identity is being protected. Avoid public spaces, unless you don’t have internet at home

USE A HEADSET.

People might differ on this one, but if you have a headphone set with a talk piece (like most iPod or iPhone headphones), use it – especially if you’re in a public space

HANDLE ANY TECH GLITCHES WITH GRACE.

Things can go wrong. Your interviewer understands that. If something does happen, remain calm and friendly while you troubleshoot. Don’t be afraid to ask to hang up the call and try again if your Skype is freezing up

ELIMINATE INTERRUPTIONS.

That’s not just telling your roommate or mother to steer clear. It’s turning off any notifications on your computer. Silencing your phone. Closing your mail client. Facebook. AIM, if you’re still using that middle school account mentioned previously.

7 Things to Do After a Job Interview

7 Things to Do After a Job Interview

As soon as your job interview is over, it’s time to play the waiting game. You may believe you have done your part till you get an offer. But this isn’t the case., in reply to our previous article on 7 things NOT to do after a job interview, here are 8 things you CAN do after a Job Interview.

 

  1. Send a thank you note.

Most experts believe sending an email expressing your appreciation within a day is recommended. To stand out, mention something discussed in the interview and provide a book title or link to a web article on that topic. Submitting Handwritten notes are also a great idea.

 

  1. Start preparing for a second round interview.

Regardless of how you think the first interview went, it’s never too early to get ready for the next one. Find interesting information on the campaign and candidate (articles or accomplishments not listed on the website) and think of ways to work it into conversation.

  1. Follow instructions.

If the interviewer suggested contacting them by email after two weeks, don’t call them after a week. Do exactly what they ask. Sometimes employers intentionally request odd follow-up tasks in order to make sure you are good at following instructions. It’s all part of the interview process.

  1. Start preparing for a second round interview.

Regardless of how you think the first interview went, it’s never too early to get ready for the next one. Find interesting information on the campaign and candidate (articles or accomplishments not listed on the website) and think of ways to work it into conversation.

  1. Use connections if you have got them.

If you know someone who could possibly influence the hiring process, ask them to write a quick email or LinkedIn message highlighting your assets.

7 Ways How Not to React After a Job Interview

7 Ways How Not to React After a Job Interview

1)Don’t Pester the Hiring Manager with Too Many Calls.

-After your job interview, the worst thing you can do as a prospective employee is to annoy your potential employer by consistently calling them up or emailing them about the status of your interview. You should not follow up on your application too much after your interview.

2)Don’t Connect with your Interviewer outside their Professional Boundary.

-You should not show your interest in the person hiring you by adding them on their social media or connecting with them through LinkedIn right after your interview is done. This will have a negative impact on them about you. It’s better to leave the connections until after your application has been approved.

3)Don’t pretend to have the job before they have announced.

– Another biggest turn off employers have faced is when an applicant calls them and pretend that they have already nailed the interview and have got the job. For the interviewer this shows that the person is arrogant and over confident of getting the post. This might back fire as even if that person is rightly suited for the job, he will not be hired.

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