One of the interesting aspects of employment is that it is never a static market. Where one country may be hiring technology this year, next year that very same country may be in need of skilled labourers such as carpenters or plumbers. Employment markets fluctuate just as financial markets do so it is really amazing how you can always find work somewhere as long as you have a trade or special skillset. If you can’t find employment at home, here are some tips to help you check out markets abroad.
Get a Professional Resume or CV
The place to begin is by defining your qualifications. By having a professional resume, or CV in some countries, you have a starting point. It will be nearly impossible to find employment without a well-formatted resume, so don’t even start your search until you have one in hand. In the United States, employers ask for your resume, but in other countries around the world it’s referred to as a CV, Curriculum Vitae.
Do International Research
You may really, really need a job but are you willing to relocate just anywhere? There are some places that are geopolitically unstable and others where customs are so diverse that you may not be happy living and working there. Before applying for any job other than in your home country, state or county, make sure you do your homework. If you are not safe and happy there, you will be without a job again quite soon, so why bother?
Use a Global Employment Search Engine
One of the amazing benefits of living in a world with the internet is that you can find out almost anything you want to literally any time of the day or night. If you are looking abroad for work, use a global employment search engine. These are often linked with employment recruiters that can advise you along the way and help you find the best employment for your particular needs.
Are Work Permits Available?
Some countries welcome foreign workers and others make it extremely difficult for non-residents to find employment. The particular country you are interested in may have trade agreements with Canada, but not with the United States and vice versa. Just because that particular company you are interested in has advertised on a global employment site doesn’t necessarily mean that that government will welcome you with open arms and issue a work permit.
The world we live on is getting smaller by the day and it is now possible to be literally anywhere in the world within the same day. If you are not having any luck finding work at home, there’s a whole world out there for you to explore. Keep these tips in mind while searching and with a bit of determination, you will find a job. It may not happen in the first day or week, but if you have an educational background and a skillset, there will be a demand somewhere for what you have to offer. Good luck with your search.