Whether you have completed your college, are planning to change your current job or are just looking for a change, its a good idea to look into getting international jobs. Its not just that these jobs are worth considering in terms of giving a bulge to your pocket, its also that you can gain different kinds of experience and exposure. Making up your mind for an overseas job is only the second last step in going for an international job. Here is some homework you will need to do before considering such a job change.
Create a job vision: Irrespective of whether one chooses to work in his/ her own country or go abroad, a job vision is a must. This is basically an individuals professional plans laid down on a whiteboard which depicts their career growth till date, short term goals and long term plans. To begin this, write your expectations clearly in terms of your achievements and growth with respect to a specific duration of time.
Choose the company/ destination: Once you are done setting a clear job vision, you need to list down companies you want to work in or destinations you want to be in. Also, do a research for job profiles in various countries and chose a country that has surplus jobs matching your work experience/education, etc.
If by chance you have posted your resume on a job finding site or with job consultancies and are open to considering overseas jobs, you will find that many suggestions for Gulf jobs, USA jobs, UK jobs and many others will come to your mailbox.
The following information should give you some idea of what to choose among the international job destinations.
Jobs in Gulf has been a favorite target for decades. The oil-rich Gulf region has provided ample international job vacancies due to the wide spectrum of career options. Nearly five million skilled Indians are housed in highly paid Gulf jobs. Some of the hot careers in Gulf are: oil & gas jobs, construction jobs, banking jobs, finance jobs, IT jobs, hospitality jobs, nursing jobs and medical care jobs. States to explore for good paying jobs in the Gulf are UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Needless to mention that these states are attracting the outside talent by providing lucrative offers in terms of money and lifestyle. So if you are a big-time spender and lifestyle connoisseur, you will love this place. If you feel proud to say that you work for a Fortune 500 or Fortune 1000 company, USA jobs and Canada Jobs may be of help. There is lots of advertising you will find job sites or in magazines for your dream USA job. Hospitality jobs, Construction jobs, Media jobs, Entertainment jobs, Manufacturing jobs, Accounting jobs, Logistics jobs, Administration jobs, Service jobs, Sales jobs, Consultancy jobs, Design jobs and retail jobs are just a few areas where one can seek his dream job. States to explore when finding jobs in the USA are New York, Connecticut, Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Orlando, Arizona, Kansas, Georgia, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Good growth record and continuous economic growth rate can be well depicted by UK jobs. You will find that a large Asian population has jobs in UK due to varied job streams. There are many UK job sectors that one can choose from when taking a job in England. Scotland, Wales and North Ireland are a few hot places for UK jobs. India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, China, and Indonesia are the places to move to if you are looking for having Asian Jobs.
Consistent and rapid economic growth and liberal trade policies in these regions provide a favorable environment for having plenty of job opportunities. Apart from work, many of them are quite known as leisure destinations with mystic natural beauty and delicious sea food.
But no matter where you choose to work, once you find a suitable place you want to take up a career and a position where you can fit in, be prepared for a series of interviews and number of technical rounds for matching the standards.
Having selected the company and destination you want to work in, also look for a job profile you desire. Many a time a job profile may differ slightly or more dramatically for different companies in different geographies. Therefore, you must be sure about the profile you are getting into before you sign and contract or make any commitment.
Once you are fine with the profile, try to find out the known and unknown policies of the company.
Discussion forums and groups over the net will help you in finding out hidden policies of the company (though one need not be too skeptical about it since usually good companies follow quite transparent policies).
Last but not least, dont forget to look for all the documentation and official formalities from both you and the company.