Going Abroad. CVs for Overseas Jobs

Thinking of living and working abroad

I meet people all the time who wish they got their CV sorted out and planned their job search in conjunction with their emigration process. Those who planned the way forward are now living and working abroad with an established a new life and have developed new careers.


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Below are other tips to help you in your search for an ideal job overseas.

1. You will need to start looking for a job before going abroad as soon a possible. For example: if you want to land in a teaching career then it will be worth knowing the most job openings are before the opening of the academic year. This means, come August 1st, you should have found a job. To do this, you need to start your job search as early as November. This way, you do not need to go to the hassle of visiting every single school in your chosen area when you arrive in your chosen country. {ad. Expatriates Malaysia}

2. Assess yourself. Ask yourself what it is that you really want. Of course, if you have been teaching for sometime then you already know what you want. So be sure, the position you are seeking would suit your needs.

3.  Determine what you offer. It is good to take a look at your competitors (if possible). What can they offer? Do their accomplishments and experiences put them in favour over yourself? Once you analyze what it is you still need, you can think about getting additional qualifications perhaps? Are you fluent or do you speak other languages? This can also give you leverage.

4. Ensure you submit your application on time. Like anything else, there are deadlines. Of course, it is best to be the earliest to submit. After you've done so, don't forget to call the school to ensure they've received your application.

5. Ask friends and family if they know of any openings. 

Finally, keep a current CV . It should also be short and specific. Just put relevant details. Other things they can ask you during the interview. Also, you need to write a professionally looking CV.

Perhaps one of the most important things to consider would be to keep realistic expectations. This is in terms of salary and possibly the available resources. The salary can vary - depending on many things. In the school setting, private school teachers earn less than public school teachers but this is not always the case. In other countries, it may be the opposite. 

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