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Tips For Getting A Job Abroad

From applications, foreign pages, and different ways to apply for different visas, there are different ways to get a job abroad.

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Applying for a job in another country can seem complicated and confusing, but with some tips, it can be easier than you think. Photo: Unsplash

LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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Globalization is a fact and currently finding jobs abroad is a real possibility and an advantage to gain experience and even have a better quality of life. However, applying for a job in another country can seem complicated and confusing, but with some tips, it can be easier than you think.

First, you have to know that it is always better to get a work visa or job offer before traveling. Normally, to get work visas, embassies and countries already need the job offer and it must meet certain specifications, they have to be for qualified jobs. So, if your idea is to travel, look for a waiter job and thus apply for a work visa, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

1. The first and most feasible option is to find specialized job boards in search of immigrants. There are several options to find work in Germany, Spain, the United States, Canada, among other countries. With a little research, you will find the page for the country you want to emigrate to.

The LinkedIn business social network also allows you to discriminate your job search depending on the city or country and thus apply to various options. Don't forget to have a good resume to get a job abroad.

2. Another great idea, if you already have the company (s) of your dreams in mind, is to check their website for open vacancies and thus be able to start applying for specific jobs. From large companies such as Apple, Google, or FedEx, Amazon, McDonald's, UN, etc., they have work programs by which it is applied from the web pages.

3. It is also important to know which country you want or hope to go to. Many official pages publish the information of the professions that have greater possibilities of finding employment. Administration, software development, and web and medical programmer topics are usually the most demanded and those with the greatest possibility of finding vacancies abroad.

4. If your plan is to leave your country without any particular country, you can search specialized pages. There are web pages focused on specific jobs, for example, this expert focuses on high-level jobs. But there are also pages dedicated to labor areas or industries, such as Domestik, which focuses on creative jobs.

5. When you find vacancies, also check if your diploma is accepted in that country. For this, you can find information on the Internet, check with your university, or contact the consulates.

6. If what you are looking for is to work for a short period of time and you do not care if it is for an unskilled job, there are also options. Programs like Work & Travel, AuPair, among others, allow you to travel and work for a while working in a restaurant or babysitting.

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7. Don't be afraid of the language. Whether you find opportunities in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, etc, and you are afraid of not knowing the language, do not think about it. Typically, many jobs for immigrants only need to know English so you can communicate with co-workers. Obviously, for those who require a lot of communication with "clients," it will be vital to speak the language.