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How to Find Work Abroad

The world is now a small place, but relocating abroad is still harder than moving within the UK. There’s nothing to stop you moving to any of the European Union’s 27 member nations and other countries in other continents are also open to you if you fulfil their criteria. So if you are interested in moving away, how do you find work abroad?

Finding work

Today you won’t have to leave the country to find work. Traditionally you had to join a local agency or organise work whilst on holiday, but now you can organise your first job on foreign soil from the comfort of your living room.

Websites

Websites like jobsite.co.uk currently offer jobs in some European nations, so you can upload your CV and browse their site in the same way you do when looking for work in the UK. You can also use the job site within the local domain, as long as you speak the language.

Requirements

If you have skills and experience within fields like IT or Engineering you stand the best chance of being accepted. Knowing the language is also important, particularly if the job you will be carrying out involves interaction with the public.

Immerse yourself

In order to give yourself the best chance of getting a job you will need to immerse yourself in the culture. If you can afford the time and money, visiting the country will give you the best opportunities to assess the country’s job market and of course, it will allow you to make contact with businesses and pass your CV around.

Library

Speaking to expatriates could also give you an idea of how to find work abroad. Your national embassy may be able to help. The library is another place you could find out about working abroad. There may be books on the subject as well as English language newspapers from the country you’re going to relocate to. They could include job advertisements, particularly if the work involves speaking English.

Final word

To find work abroad isn't easy. It can also take a long time and a lot of money. Moving away from friends and family can also be hard, so a lot of people consider moving abroad but don’t go through with it. But if your heart is set on a move abroad, don’t give up on your dream.

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