International Information for Job Seekers

Working abroad sounds like an adventure to many people. However international job search requires more than just the obvious international CV or resume writing and translation, it requires thorough preparation. You will experience problems that probably did not even come to your mind when you decided to find an overseas employment.

Do not take too lightly the influence they can have on the effect of your adventure! For instance, you will experience the unusual immigration rules and practices, strange job application procedures, new candidate selection criteria and different management culture.

Most visits to foreign countries are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. You should exercise a high level of security awareness and monitor local news broadcasts and consular messages. Making local contacts quickly and seeking support from other expatriates will greatly increase your comfort and safety

art_tip International InformationThe most valuable skill in international job search is researching

If you do not know, what you want to do or where you want to work, research can help you clarify and narrow your goals.

If you know, what you would like to do and where you would like to do it, research it to see how to proceed if your idea is feasible.

You should be prepared to take a foreign country as it is with all of its difficulties, contradictions and challenges. Research the prospective host country’s cultural and business practices so, on an interview, you can make a good first impression.

art attention international informationManage your online presence on LinkedInXING or Facebook. Hiring managers use them more frequently to consult your profile and supplement or check against the CV/resume you send along. Eliminate any photos and statements that could reflect poorly on you. From an employer’s point of view, someone who emphasizes partying on a social networking site is not focused on jobs and those who post complaints about work or colleagues are less desirable candidates. Online CVs/resumes should not include sensitive information as they could show lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.

Interviews starts often with some informal small talk. Try to demonstrate some knowledge of history, politics, geography, economy and culture of host country. Interviewers, greatly appreciate such knowledge.

During an interview, you need to show that you are flexible, culturally sensitive, able to adapt to new circumstances and cultures, and that you possess some perseverance and motivation (for the job, not the location!).

Therefore, if you want your job application to be taken seriously, you must consider national differences correctly.

Austria Russia Uruguay Israel
Belgium Slovakia Venezuela Kuwait
Cyprus Spain ASIA Oman
Czech Republic Sweden Bangladesh Qatar
Denmark Switzerland China Saudi Arabia
Finland Ukraine Hong Kong Turkey
France United Kingdom India United Arab Emirates
Greece Canada Japan Kenya
Hungary Mexico Korea Nigeria
Ireland United States Malaysia Morocco
Italy SOUTH AMERICA Pakistan South Africa
Liechtenstein Argentina Philippines PACIFIC
Luxembourg Bolivia Singapore Australia
Malta Brazil Taiwan New Zealand
Netherlands Chile Thailand CARIBBEAN
Norway Colombia Vietnam Dominican Republic
Poland Ecuador   Puerto Rico
Portugal Paraguay   Virgin Islands

It all starts with your CV or resume.

If you have a difficulty with your CV or resume writing, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use

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Now to finalize the International Information topic, if your cover letter and CV or resume are ready, you may email them through international job search engines to job recruiters and headhunters worldwide.

Start preparing for job interviews and check the job interview tips do's and don'ts. Also, find out why people are not hired for available jobs.

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CV / Resume, job interview and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with the international information!


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