Kick-Start Your Job Search Abroad

Kick-Start Your Job Search AbroadThe best way to break into the overseas job market is to take the plunge and get going! Preparation is the name of the game and if you want the ideal paid job abroad you’ve got to get out there and track down the top opportunities. Kick start your job search and be amazed by what’s out there on offer around the world…

Do your homework

Thought you’d seen the back of homework hell? Well this is the best brush-up you could ask for… spending your days gazing at sun-soaked destinations on the internet and browsing for brilliant job opportunities abroad. If you are considering looking for a paid job abroad, it (quite literally!) pays to do your homework, so you don’t feel like a fish out of water.

Network know-how

It’s best to set up your opportunities before you go, so you have a guaranteed way into work once you are abroad. Search the internet and forums for possible jobs, use social networking sites to get your CV out there and be realistic about your skills and what you have to offer. A job program can get you all the help you need to be CV-ready, or introduce you to potential work placements. Don’t just dip your toe in the shallow end, go for it and take a high dive into the working world. Job hunting has never been so much fun!

Seize the day

Seize the day and make the most of amazing opportunities to get paid work abroad. It’s best to look for a job you have a genuine interest in, whether that be for fun, to gain valuable experience for the future or to improve a specific skill. Many UK newspapers advertise international jobs so this is another way to see what’s out there. If you already know someone in a particular country they’ll probably have all the juicy destination low-down and might even be able to give you some insider tips on good job opportunities or get you an introduction.

Explore all avenues

Ask around any of your friends who’ve already worked overseas, or check out online travel forums and see where others have found great jobs abroad. And don’t forget, the best place to start a job search abroad is with an established job program or gap year company, who can take the pressure off and do all the hard work for you. You’ll be splashing about with the big fish in no time!