Finding work abroad is not easy. It is a daunting prospect when you first contemplate all the different factors you will have to take into account during the process of moving abroad, starting a new job, and then remaining in that location for a significant period of time.
Knowing how to apply, where to apply, and what to apply for are the basic things you need to know when looking for work abroad, yet these are also very complex areas that you must research thoroughly.
Finding accommodation abroad and then adjusting to the new culture you will live in are other scary factors that you must overcome.
Finally, you need to look into any grants that might help you whilst abroad, as well as important documentation that may be necessary to live and work in another country.
There are several things you must take into account when trying to find work abroad. In this section, Joblers offers advice including why you should research a chosen destination, the importance of geographical availability, how you should adapt your CV and Cover Letter, and why you should prepare fully for a job interview abroad.
The application process can be confusing, disheartening and difficult. Read our advice to prepare yourself for any inevitable hiccups you will encounter during this process.
The level of experience you need depends on the job sector in which you work. Read our advice on which sectors demand specific experience, and which sectors need none at all!
Advice about finding accommodation abroad. What you should and shouldn’t do in order to find somewhere suitable to live, with nice people and at a reasonable price.
Moving to another country and starting a new job there comes with its challenges. One of these is the culture shock that you will come across. Tips in this section will be very useful when moving abroad to work.
It is always worth trying to apply for a grant to make your period of working abroad financially easier. You may have to complete a project or write a running blog during your time abroad, but with the help a grant can give you, these small sacrifices are very much worth it.
The required documentation to work abroad depends on which country you go to. However, there are some general tips which will help you no matter where you go in the world.
Your attitude in the workplace is of utmost importance and can help you make the most of your new job, whilst enjoying it at the same time. Read our section on how best to conduct yourself when you start work abroad.