Looking for work overseas used to be a challenging and daunting task. While it still requires a lot of time and patience, the internet has made it much easier and much cheaper to start hunting for that job abroad.
Check out our top 10 tips for finding that international job.
- Take advantage of the fact that most countries have commercial and government websites advertising current jobs.
- Research overseas company websites and check out their local offices for current vacancies (These are usually under their ‘Careers’ section).
- Professional associations often have vacancy information; search your profession, the word ‘association,’ and the country you are interested in settling.
- Colleges and universities in the country you are interested in might have vacancy pages and/or supply tips on how to apply for jobs in their country.
- Overseas vacancies are advertised on our Online Jobs Board listing and on Going Global.
- For information on working visas, make sure you visit the country’s consulate or embassy website for up-to-date information.
- Check out local newspaper sites and see if they have a job vacancies section.
- A small number of countries have government representatives in Australia that assist with work opportunities. These include (the following open external sites): Contact Singapore, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and Contact Korea.
- Some organisations run short-term work placements overseas, but please be aware that often there are costs associated with these programs.
- Don’t leave your job search to the last minute – finding a job overseas can take longer than you think.
It’s worth remembering you can use a search engine local to the country you are interested in (opens an external site), ensuring results are specific to the country in question, rather than Australia.