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An increasing number of Brits are making the bold decision to leave the UK and its struggling economy in search for better job opportunities and higher wages abroad.
Statistics from Lloyds TSB international show that seven in ten people have found that they can earn more money abroad than in the UK and according to the Telegraph, in September 2012, a total of 201,000 Brits left the UK for work related reasons. However, only 128,000 of these people had a job waiting for them in their new country of residence, with the rest booking their international removals and moving abroad uncertain if they will be guaranteed a job when they get there. This is a big risk that many Brits are taking – with no steady income for the first few weeks or even months when they get to their new destination.
Therefore, if you’re looking to move abroad, instead of taking the risk of moving without a guaranteed job and steady income, find a job before you make the move. If you’re feeling stuck with where to begin with the job search, here’s a few tips to get you started…
Recruitment agencies and professional employment services
Send your cv to various recruitment agencies and use professional employment services to help you find a job. Make sure you use a company that considers international candidates as they will also have an excellent understanding about visas and any work-related other documents needed in order to work in your new country of residence. Tell them exactly what type of work it is that you are looking for and you’ll be surprised at how effective these agencies can be at finding a job that suits you.
It might sound obvious, but the internet is a great place to find a job abroad. As in any job hunt, it is important to research thoroughly. Depending on the country you are moving to, research the visa and work permit requirements and make sure that you do it early before applying for any positions. If you don’t already have a visa, it is likely that your application will not even be considered.
Researching for jobs abroad on the internet can be overwhelming with so many different websites to look at – but to help narrow the process down, HCC Medical insurance Services have recommended five of the best websites to help you find a job abroad.
Use your connections
If you already work for a large international company in the UK, it’s worth asking your company for a transfer. After all, you will already be trained in that particular job role and can therefore essentially walk straight into the job making life easy for both you and your new employers abroad.
When this isn’t possible, you can still use your businesses global connections to your advantage. A great way to connect with them is by using social networking sites such as linkedin and Facebook. You’ll be surprised at just how effective social networking sites can be to make new connections and help find a job abroad – Linked In is the world’s largest professional networking site and has over 200 million members in 200 countries
Furthermore if you have a degree, use your university alumni network to your advantage as it will likely contain thousands of global connections.
Following these simple tips, will help you get on your way to finding the perfect job overseas allowing you to start your new lifestyle straight away without the worry of having find a job for a steady income once you get there.
This article was written by Laura Harrison on behalf of Abels moving Services. Abels offer a range of services including international removals and domestic moving services.
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Good luck in your search.