Your Gameplan to Getting a Healthcare Job Overseas
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We all have dreams. Some of us want to get rich, some of us wants to have the perfect happy family, and some of us just simply want to travel. Some people want to have everything &#8211; dreams are free, after all. We&#8217;re likely to</span>&nbsp;get stumped with laying out the groundwork, though. It’s hard to know where to even start. You might even be scared of working in a gulf country (<a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/benefits-of-working-in-a-gulf-country/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">tip: you shouldn&#8217;t be</a>). This is for people who want to get a job abroad in the healthcare sector and make their dreams come true.</p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Gameplan in Getting that Healthcare Job Overseas</span></h2> <div class="wp-block-image size-medium wp-image-4440"><figure class="alignleft size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="675" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066-1024x675.jpg" alt="Your Gameplan to Getting a Healthcare Job Overseas" class="wp-image-9545" title="Your Gameplan to Getting a Healthcare Job Overseas" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066-1024x675.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066-300x198.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066-768x506.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066-1200x791.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-236066.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>You&#8217;ll get that dream healthcare job overseas</figcaption></figure></div> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your Qualifications</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your qualification is the building block for your dream. If you have yet to choose your university, you might want to choose one that’s </span><a href="https://search.wdoms.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">accredited</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> by the </span><a href="http://www.wdoms.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">World Directory of Medical Schools</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This means that you&#8217;re earning a world-class degree. Take care to review with your school’s registrar the units that you’ve earned so far before you start your final year. You don’t want to find out that you earned an incomplete grade on a minor subject after you’ve taken all of your required units. That happened to my cousin and she went back for a semester just to take one measly subject to complete her degree.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Earn Enough Experience.</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Most jobs overseas require experience. Not just on-the-job training or internship, but paid practice. Most healthcare professions require two to three years experience, &nbsp;while postings for doctors ask for three to five years. Specialists require the longest, with five to eight years’ experience. It would greatly help your case if you stayed with one employer throughout. It’s hard to offer a two-year contract if you can’t even be bothered to stay a year.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Save Money and Ready Your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/psv-report-trueprofile-org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Documents</a>.</span></h3> <div class="wp-block-image size-medium wp-image-4439"><figure class="alignright size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1-1024x682.jpg" alt="Your Gameplan to Getting a Healthcare Job Overseas" class="wp-image-9546" title="Your Gameplan to Getting a Healthcare Job Overseas" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-164474-1.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Money begets money</figcaption></figure></div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It might feel counter-intuitive to<a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/tips-managing-ofw-money/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> save up money</a> so that you can earn more money. Remember the old adage, though, money begets money. You would <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/ofw-expenses-application-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">need money</a> every step of the way (as in life). Licenses, passports, accreditation, medical exams, visa &#8211; it all costs money. Start saving up while earning your experience and it will be easier on the pocket if you’ve prepared long before you need it.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Finally, use a job aggregator to find postings overseas.</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s all good having a <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/linkedin-verification/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">LinkedIN profile</a>, but don’t forget to look up job aggregators like </span><a href="http://www.indeed.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Indeed</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. It summarizes all the jobs available depending on the filters you applied like country and industry. For countries like the Philippines where majority of the Gross Domestic Product comes from its’ citizens overseas, they have services like workabroad.ph and </span><a href="http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsByAgency.asp" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">POEA</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. With India, for example, you can read up the <a href="http://www.mea.gov.in/overseas-employment.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">resources</a> that the Ministry of External Affairs provides. L</span>et the internet work for you, don’t exhaust yourself applying to companies where there are no vacancies.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget to <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/new-mytrueprofile-page/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">update your myTrueProfile page</a>. You can use this as your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/build-a-digital-resume/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">online resumé</a> and share it with authorities and employers alike. Set the Contact Settings to public so that prospective employers can contact you with relevant job opportunities. Finally, google the companies that you are interested in and see if they have good reviews from websites like <a href="https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Glassdoor</a>. This will give you a heads up on what to expect.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Good luck in getting that healthcare job overseas!</span></p>