How Do You Get a Job Abroad?
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If your dream is to get a job abroad but you don’t know how or where to start, you’re not alone. I’ve known people who say they want to work overseas but never do anything. I have also seen netizens leave their phone numbers and email addresses on comments in a company’s Facebook page. The chances are slim that you’ll be getting that job and great chances that your data can be stolen. You don’t need to look far, though, as we’ll give you great tips on how to get a job abroad.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">First, do you have the right qualifications?</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Desire to work overseas is all well and good, but you also need to </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/gameplan-getting-healthcare-job-overseas/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">fit the bill</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. You need to have the qualifications and the </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/work-experience-job-abroad/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">work experience</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Fluency in </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/ielts-101-know/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">English</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a must if you’re a professional, while for blue-collar workers, you need to at least know how to communicate in the language. I know of an oil-rig worker in Texas who knew precisely two words in English: yes and no. I don’t know how he got hired but he did, so luck also plays its part.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Consult your government agencies</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large wp-image-5147 size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen-1024x682.jpg" alt="How Do You Get a Job Abroad?" class="wp-image-9761" title="How Do You Get a Job Abroad?" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/man-coffee-cup-pen.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Use internet wisely.</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gone are the days when we have to queue for days when we need government assistance. Or if we need to get information. Governments have discovered the magic of the internet and so should you. In the Philippines, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) lists </span><a href="http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsMenu.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">all job orders</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in their website, along with </span><a href="http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">all the agencies</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and their phone numbers. They also have a dedicated website for working abroad, titled aptly: </span><a href="https://www.workabroad.ph/index.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">workabroad.ph</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. In India, they have the </span><a href="https://emigrate.gov.in/ext/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">eMigrate website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, under the Ministry of External Affairs, </span><a href="https://www.mea.gov.in/overseas-employment.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Overseas Employment Division</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <h2>Create your myTrueProfile digital resumé</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/build-a-digital-resume/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Building your digital resumé</a> is made easy when you do it with TrueProfile.io. Plus you can share it with employers, regulators, and authorities worldwide. If you have your TrueProofs, it gets showcased and instantly gives you a boost in employability. <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/new-mytrueprofile-page/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Update your Contact Settings</a> to public so that employers with relevant job opportunities can contact you.</p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sign up with job aggregators</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Each country has its own local job aggregator, but there are pan-regional ones that you can sign up for as well. Job sites are also not to be scoffed at. There is </span><a href="https://www.indeed.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Indeed</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> &#8211; a job aggregator; </span><a href="https://www.jobstreet.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jobstreet</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gumtree.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gumtree</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> classifieds, the list is endless. You can end up overwhelmed with the number of jobs available for you, but the number of applicants will be overwhelming as well.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get a job abroad by standing out</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The competition to get a job abroad can be very stiff, so you need to stand out. Your resumé needs to have a great first page. Show your English skills by showcasing that you have scored well in IELTS. And best of all, indicate your readiness to work by having your documents </span><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/get-verified" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">already verified by DataFlow</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> if you’re a healthcare professional. </span></p> <p></p>