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Smart Tips to Work Overseas

Do you want to work abroad and try a new adventure overseas? 
Let's work abroad and see the world. 

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Are you a fresh graduate from a university or college? Perhaps you are also just graduated from polytechnic? Perhaps you've just unemployed? Or already bored with your career and your current job? Perhaps you would like to gain experience working and traveling overseas? Now you can develop a career or working abroad.

Working abroad still fascinates many people. One of the reasons a person intending to work abroad is the amount of income that is greater than the country itself, in addition to the experience of living in a foreign country is also the main attraction.


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Living in a foreign country also became an attraction itself, especially the youth that wants to be different and seeking unique experiences. 

They can meet new people and feel the different atmosphere such as climate, food, language, and different cultures, could even get a prospective wife or husband in a foreign land. 

If you want to work abroad, what is your motivation? 

There are many foreign countries require workers from foreign countries. You can get job opportunities in various fields such as: oil, gas, coal mining, information technology,  medics, engineers, pilots, cabin crew, sailors, cooks or chef, accountants, lawyers, teachers, and so on, even the experts plantation, technicians, nurses or nursing homes, and many other employment opportunities. You can search for job information through Internet search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Here are some tips and things you should do to pursue job opportunities in other countries:

1. Skills and experience
    Before you make a decision to work in a foreign country, be sure you will be applying for a job based on skills, experience and a diploma or certificate that you have. Government in a foreign country or overseas companies certainly only accept foreign workers who have certain conditions such as skills, language acquisition, certificate or diploma of expertise, even previous work experience. A good condition of physical and mental health is also a necessary. . 
2. Look for information in the Ministry of Labor.
One of the resources you can get is through the labor ministry. Usually in large cities provide information on overseas employment through brochures distributed in public places. You can also visit the consulates or embassies of foreign countries that exist in your city. Who knew you could get information in their offices.

3. Information from relatives.
 If you have relatives or friends who lived abroad, then ask for the information to them. Perhaps there are good job opportunities for you.

4. Headhunter.
There is no harm in using the services of headhunter to realize your dream of working overseas. Try to search information from a trusted Headhunter, and promote yourself!

5. Online recruitment.
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You could utilize recruitment process online to facilitate you look for a job in abroad. Create an account on one of the online recruitment site and submit your resume or CV on the website. And you are patient to wait for a response from one of the companies interested in the resume (CV) you. Remember seek international online recruitment sites such as jobsDB.com, etc. On this website you can get access to job information to some countries in Asia Pacific or other countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Philippine, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Europe, Australia and USA. There are also job opportunities in Middle East such as in Qatar, United Emirate Arab, Dubai and some countries in South America and Africa.

6. Company website.
In general, large companies and multinational companies have a website where the company's website describes the company profile, product, service and some provide career column. So that job seekers can register online for a position offered by the company.

7. Prepare legal documents
If you have received confirmation of your dream job, check your documents like passport, work visa, insurance and other documents. Also make sure you study the terms and conditions of employment or employment agreement with the company that you receive as an employee.

8. Learn the content of job agreement
If you have received a job offer, then make sure you learn the contents of the agreement. You must know your rights and obligations. What is the salary, allowances and other benefits that you will receive, as well as about the right to leave and holidays, accommodation, insurance and so on.

9. Ethics and culture
In addition to master the English language is a requirement or you work in a foreign country, then you also have to understand about ethics, traditions or customs in the country where you work. Understanding of the ethics and culture is very important so that you can adjust yourself to the atmosphere and culture in the country.

10. Mental readiness
If you already have a strong commitment to succeed as expats abroad, then you also have to have a strong mental preparedness. You may not illness "homesick", when you just want to go home to work 1 month. You have to quickly adapt to the work ethic and culture in a foreign land. You must be easy to get along with local and foreign partners. There is no possibility of community citizens who come from our country, and then you can immediately join the community of nations, so you can get some help if needed.

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To enjoy the new environment and work internationally you have to be resilient, diligent, thoughtful and humble. You must have a good attitude and behavior, so that you are easily accepted by co-workers and local communities.

Are you ready to begin a fresh start by working in a foreign country? Do you want to be successful as an expatriate? If you have a dream that strong, then remember that you need to achieve success in your career is that you have to work hard, confidence, focus, and has a strong commitment. 

Make sure you have all four elements. In addition, each time you receive paychecks remember to save some of your money in banks and insurance companies so that you happy and prosper in the future. 



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