International Job Search Tips

The world over employers look for the same qualities in their applicants regardless of whether the job is in the USA, Poland or Hong Kong. However, candidates should be aware that there might be subtle conventions associated with the international job interviews within different countries.

International Job Search

International job seekers should be prepared to take the foreign country as it is with all of its difficulties, contradictions and challenges.

The applicants should be familiar with basic information related to country in which they are seeking employment. Knowledge of geographical and geographical and economics data could be crucial during a job interview.

art_warning International Job SearchBe aware of the regional differences in cultural manners, dress code and language, if you want to apply successfully for an international job.

EUROPERomaniaPeruMIDDLE EAST
AustriaRussiaUruguayIsrael
BelgiumSlovakiaVenezuelaKuwait
CyprusSpainASIAOman
Czech RepublicSwedenBangladeshQatar
DenmarkSwitzerlandChinaSaudi Arabia
FinlandUkraineHong KongTurkey
FranceUnited KingdomIndiaUnited Arab Emirates
GermanyNORTH AMERICAIndonesiaAFRICA
GreeceCanadaJapanKenya
HungaryMexicoKoreaNigeria
IrelandUnited StatesMalaysiaMorocco
ItalySOUTH AMERICAPakistanSouth Africa
LiechtensteinArgentinaPhilippinesPACIFIC
LuxembourgBoliviaSingaporeAustralia
MaltaBrazilTaiwanNew Zealand
NetherlandsChileThailandCARIBBEAN
NorwayColombiaVietnamDominican Republic
PolandEcuador Puerto Rico
PortugalParaguay Virgin Islands

Foreign Languages

There are many positions in foreign countries that require professionals who are fluent in English and who can speak local language at the business conversation level. There are exceptions within some technical areas i.e. IT industry and in the tourism industry. Not speaking local language will not necessarily hurt you.

Although local language is not essential, a sound working knowledge of the language is considered necessary to cope with daily office life and life outside work.

Usually write your international CV or resume in local language to local companies and in English or other foreign language to international ones.

International Job Search Process

If you want to be successful in your international job search familiarize yourself with the following:


You may search for a new international job right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advices.

art_tip international job searchBefore you start searching for international jobs you need to prepare your resume or CV and cover letter. So, use:

for CVs:

for resumes:

art_tip International Job SearchMost employers expect a CV or resume to be accompanied by a cover letter, commonly referred to outside the United States and Canada as a "letter of interest" or a "motivation letter". If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use:

When your job application consisting of a cover letter and resume or CV is completed you are ready to submit them to employers and job recruiters in places where you want to work. Then, need to prepare yourself to win at interviews and get the job you want.

Other International Job Search Info

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CVs & Resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Follow up the job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position.

Good luck with your international job search!

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