Job hunting abroad can be both opportunistic and an adventurous. There are hurdles to overcome when searching for the right job abroad. Let’s take, for example, going to Madrid, Paris, Rome or London in search of a job.
Under this kind of scenario, it’s not enough to simply send a resume, but rather to get the luggage and board a plane headed to one of those cities, because there will most likely be obstacles that cannot be overcome without personal intervention.
Getting a work permit is one obstacle in Europe and to continue working there for an extended period of time will require a residence permit; but this kind of permit will only be granted once a work permit has been granted.
In addition, companies only provide non-European workers their work permits if they can prove that there are no qualified Europeans for the position. This is tough since the European Employment Services allows different companies to recruit prospects in eighteen European Economic Area countries.
keep in mind also, that an ideal candidate for a European job is one who is able to speak the native language of whatever city in which s/he is seeking employment, other than English.
If you have your eye on Spain, a typed application letter with a resume must be prepared, including a recent photo and translated qualifications and/or copies of diplomas and other credentials.
The letter must be written in a direct formal style citing the vacancy being applied for. A must-have for the closing should be “En espera de sus noticias, les saluda atentamente.”
In the United Kingdom, newspapers are good sources of job openings. Assorted prime papers like “The Guardian,” “The Daily Telegraph,” “The Times,” or the “The Independent” offer a complement of job vacancies and particularize vacancies on a daily basis.
Companies are very particular about the reason you are applying for position(s) they offer. it is therefore important for an applicant to research on the company’s product offers, location of branches/offices, among other things. There must be a reason why a particular non-resident applicant is interested in working for a specific company.
The application for jobs in Italy should also consist of a typed application letter. This should be formal and conventional in form. Using the Italian language is a must when explaining the intriguing reason for an application.
Diplomas and other credentials including impressive list of references should be kept handy during the initial interview. There are three to four expected follow-up interviews, including a psychometric test. Emphasis should be placed on personal appearance before the interview; especially the dress as this shows concern for getting the job being applied for.
The average job search abroad ranges between six to twelve months. Experts consider searching for a job a full time job itself, and attending career counseling is helpful if unsure on what to do. There are a lot of great career consultants and other such professionals who can give advise that best fits an applicant’s interests and passion.