Going abroad is a real dream for people in search of new discoveries. But as we know, there is a big gap between what we dream of doing and what we do. The reasons? Fear of the unknown.
It’s not easy to find the perfect job when you don’t know the place or the culture. So here are 5 tips to help you find a job abroad.
1. Language level
Regardless of what you think, language is a key element when you want to work abroad.
Many people think that it is enough to arrive with a few language skills to integrate and be understood in everyday life, but this is not the case! First of all, don’t forget that you are not the only one applying for the job.
Native speakers may also be attracted by this job offer. So your language level should not put you at a disadvantage.
Also, to keep up with D-Day, don’t hesitate to take classes or ask a bilingual friend for help.
2. Adapt your resume to foreign codes
If labor codes were the same everywhere, enforcement abroad would be a piece of cake.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Making a resume for a French company will not be done in the same way as for a British, American or Japanese company. The codes differ depending on where you want to apply.
For example, the photo, age and number of children should not be stipulated in your CV for certain countries.
In addition, some of your experiences or hobbies that may seem unhelpful on a resume for France may be more relevant abroad. Don’t hesitate to ask for the codes of the countries you wish to apply for!
3. Adapt your cover letter to foreign codes
Although it may seem obvious, your cover letter should be written in the language of the country for which you wish to apply.
More generally, letters of introduction to foreign companies must present positive arguments: a mastered language, the culture of the country well integrated, a strong desire to integrate into this culture, but also organized working methods.
The goal is to give your employer confidence, show that you are comfortable with the country and that you are inclined to adapt quickly.
4. Use your network…
Once your resume and cover letter have been adapted to the country, the question of the company comes up. Classified ads and searches on professional social networks have given nothing? Don’t panic!
You can always draw on your personal network. We tend to leave it out and yet it is a great help when it comes to job searching.
Family, friends, acquaintances… Do not hesitate to talk about your project around you. Some may be inclined to respond to your request.
5. Prepare for your arrival
Again, thanks to their personal networks, you can easily find direct or indirect acquaintances living in the destination city.
This will help you integrate, quickly get to know your neighborhood, transportation, the city and the local lifestyle.
Homologate your diploma
Finally, don’t forget to certify your diploma – this last step is essential! In fact, the company you will be working for will ask you to pass your diploma so that your professional skills are recognized in your host country.
To do this, nothing could be easier, you just need to go to the embassy of the country in question, which will provide you with the necessary documents to validate your diploma. All the letters are now in your hands to start with! Good luck!
You can also check the offers available from some online platforms from Amazon,WalMart,Costco,Sams Club,Chedraui,Carrefour, aliexpress,alibaba Netflix or MercadoLibre that offer work from your place of residence without the need to travel abroad.
These can be found by searching in the job offers section of each store, or simply google the availability of each one of them.