In an individual’s pursuit of happiness, financial well-being occupies an important part. With geographical boundaries becoming blurred, particularly in the last 2 decades, searching for jobs and careers in another country is no more a cliché, its par for the course. But yes, it’s fraught with challenges! These pointers, though, would help cover some of grounds:
- Read up, research, talk to your circle about the country in which you’re aiming to work. Try and find first-hand info about the country. Work your contacts!
- Read the job role/description (JD) in detail. Once you’re done reading it, re-read. Repeat until you know exactly what would be required of you. This is critical for all candidates at all levels.
- With roughly 20% (of 1 out of every 5) of the world’s population speaking English (either as a native or as a 2nd language), please have an English version of your CV handy.
- Have a translating app or tool at the ready, to help you clearly understand the JD, the company, any communications received etc. if it’s in a non-native language.
- In your CV, make sure the contact numbers you provide are accessible from any country. Do fill the country code, area code etc. in full before your phone number.
- For candidates that have multiple verticals of expertise, customizing the CV to every position is a must. Time consuming, but a non-negotiable must!
- Likewise, for candidates that have a niche profile, it may take time to find an appropriate role. Patience, perseverance, and contacts are the best solutions. Work on them.
- After applying for any job, stay alert and responsive to the emails, messages, InMails, even messages in social media that originate from the companies that you’ve applied for.
- Ignoring these communications or even a delayed response may show that you’re not keen in the job/position/company
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