Things to Consider When Taking International / Global Jobs
Jobs available in other countries pose lot more challenges compared to the jobs in your native country. Cultural and language barriers are the biggest of the hurdles. Different countries may have different length of works days, business practices and business etiquette. Now a days safety is a huge issue as well when searching for Jobs in foreign nation. Political and social situation in the host country and the reputation of the recruiter/company offering a job should be looked at very seriously. Before considering a job away from the native country , one should consider very seriously the following suggestions:
It is good to have a place to live and a company car awaiting you when you get there. But good thing is that employers are willing to negotiate perks such as free housing, cars and more. In countries where personal security is a big factor, you should also negotiate for home security if you must take the job.
Have the contract looked at
by an attorney before you rush in to sign it. Do a thorough check on
the recruiter and the prospective company through better business
bureaus and by calling the embassy respectively, before accepting the
offer. Have the
job contract looked at by an attorney before you rush in
to sign it. Ask your prospective employers to give you local contacts,
who are either currently working for the company or have worked for
them in the past. There
are a variety of relocation services that can help you, and any
reputable employer should offer such services as part of your
employment contract. A number of sources are available for country
data online including the
U.S. Dept. of Labor
and the Stat-USA Internet .
Weather, Heath and Environmental Conditions:If you have health problems or lived in an area with extreme weathers, make sure that you can handle extreme weather conditions in some other countries. If your job doesn't include a company car, you will probably have to rely on public transportation for the daily task of traveling from home to your new job and back. Some countries have continuous rolling black outs to conserve energy, so amenities like air conditioning or heating may not be available all the times.
Many countries also have excellent health care systems, with fairly adequate
social and cultural support for foreigners. Be advised however, when it comes to
health, the local ideology may differ significantly from western medical
practices. Those individuals with ongoing health conditions that
require medications for problems such as asthma, diabetes and
even women who take oral contraceptives, would be well-advised to make special
arrangements for them in advance.
You must be prepared when considering a switch to international employment. Have embassy contacts and phone numbers at all times just in case you require help. Don't hesitate to call upon your embassy officials when you require an immediate help. Good Luck with your international jobs search .
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