Interested in working abroad and want to know who’s hiring?
Working abroad is a fantastic way to develop your language skills and cultural awareness, as well as gain exposure to international business – all of which will help you stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for jobs in the future. So to find out about how to apply for work in Brazil or Hong Kong for example, or to know what the growth industries are in Russia, we have the resource for you.
What is it?
Going Global is an international job-hunting resource where you can access up to date listings of jobs and internships available abroad, as well as a comprehensive directory of international employers. You can also explore their career guides for country-specific information on work permits and visa regulations, CV and cover letter writing guidelines with examples, tailored interview advice, employment trends, and much more! To access these opportunities follow the link from our website and log in using your QMUL details: www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/options/index.html
Why use it?
One of the main advantages of Going Global is that it provides a lot of information all in one place. This allows you to get a comprehensive overview of your chosen job, field or even country in order to find out what to expect from the application process, and how to adapt to the requirements of foreign employers. Apart from employment information, the country guides are useful for looking at the practicalities of moving to a different country, including housing prospects, opening a bank account, and even cost of travel.
How to use it?
If you just want to explore your options in a particular sector, go to their Jobs and Internships search engine, select a job title and/or field and look at any countries you might consider working in to see what is on offer. You can then go on reading the country guides for more detailed information to see where you would fit best.
If you already have your heart set on a particular country, have a look at that country’s guide for lists of national job-hunting websites, networking and event information, and staffing agencies’ details. Before you apply, make sure you read the industry and employment trends sections, as well as the work permit and visa regulation information to see whether you can work freely in that respective country.
Once you figure out what to do and where to do it, follow their application guidelines to tailor your CV and cover letter to the requirements of your chosen country. Also see their interview advice: what the norm is in France may not apply in Mexico, so make sure you are aware of any cultural differences. Finally, round off your research by looking at the nitty-gritty of life in another country, such as food costs, transport, medical care and everyday life.
If you fancy a chat about Going Global or working abroad in general, come down to the Careers and Enterprise Centre and one of our Careers Consultant will be happy to help. You can book an appointment in person or over the phone at 020 7882 8533.
Raluca – Maria Chereji
Employer Support Assistant (School of Economics and Finance)
QM Careers and Enterprise Centre