Essential Tips To Get An Overseas Jobs-winpm

Careers-Employment As .panies continue expanding into foreign markets, the need for employees who are willing to relocate is creating opportunities that can offer a rich new experience and fast-track careers. But the transition can be challenging, especially for longer assignments of three to five years, which is why more .panies are offering shorter ".muting" assignments of a year or less. Still, working abroad for any extended length of time requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to changes in culture and work-life balance. Here are some tips to get you an overseas job. 1. Check if your .pany has any overseas positions available and be prepared to pay much of your own way. If an employeeor new college graduatehas the right skills, language proficiency or needed knowledge, .panies may sponsor or transfer an employee and cover a few expenses. But employees are more likely to get a one-way ticket and be.e local hires who have to cover their own living expenses once they hit the ground. The expat days of living someplace while the .pany supports you are over, says Stacie Berdan, author of "Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad," who is based in Glastonbury, Conn. 2. Be aware that pay can fluctuate from market to market. A lower cost of living can help offset reduced in.e, but Ms. Berdan re.mends having at least three to six months worth of savings to live on and a minimum of debt. U.S. citizens will also be required to file and pay U.S. taxes while overseas. 3. Workers can just move and find jobs on their own, but it’s very difficult to secure residency and a work visa in many European countries, says Ms. Berdan. "On the other hand, there’s a demand for American workers in regions like western Africa. As long as you can prove you won’t be a burden and have enough cash, they’ll accept you and then you just find suitable work." 4. Find a good fit but don’t limit your job search to domestic multinational .panies. Match your skills and interests to growth areas such as manufacturing and IT in emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and Brazil. 5. Try to connect with expats beforehand or anybody else who can help you make an easier transition. .panies like Goinglobal, EasyExpat and Intrax can also provide useful resourcesincluding career guides, job leads and internshipsfor students and professionals. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: