Whether it’s at a fashion house in Paris or a marketing firm in Sydney, landing a job overseas is not as far-fetched as it used to be – thanks to international job hunting sites. To expand your search, check out our recommendations for where to find expat jobs online.
1. Indeed Worldwide
Indeed Worldwide works just like its domestic counterpart, except it allows you to search for international jobs in more than 60 location-based sites. Descriptions are often written in the country’s native language, but it’s nothing Google Translate can’t solve! However, in some cases, this means you’ll need to know the language to some extent in order to qualify.
3. CareerBuilder International
In addition to the U.S., CareerBuilder International offers job listings in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
CareerJet features a “worldwide” tab with over 60 country sites, where you can search through job postings based on industry or location.
5. Go Abroad
Go Abroad provides everything from expert advice to cultural programs to help guide your journey overseas. Check out their job postings to discover the possibilities.
6. Going Global
Going Global keeps you up-to-date with the latest worldwide employment trends. The site also includes “Country Profiles,” where you can find new job opportunities, as well as expert advice on region-specific CVs, interviewing, work permits, and visa applications.
7. Monster Worldwide
From Canada to Australia, Monster Worldwide allows you to search for jobs in over 40 countries within North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia & the Pacific Rim.
8. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
TEFL not only offers online certification to teach English internationally, but an innovative job board with filters and a map so you can easily find pre-approved schools who need teachers. Learn more about opportunities and programs for teaching abroad here.
Honorable Mention: Remote Year
If you don’t want to leave your job but are interested in relocating, Remote Year’s year-long program can be a great solution. The company plans your travels and accommodation around the world while you work remotely — granted your boss allows it.
Tips for Landing a Job Abroad
Make yourself a digital presence
- Register for accounts on multiple job search sites
- Create an online portfolio with examples of your work and side projects
- Start a blog to assert your voice within your industry
Learn the language and the culture
- Keep up with social etiquette and local customs to easily transition into everyday life
- Use Business English to communicate with non-native speakers
- Don’t use slang, euphemisms, or idioms that are difficult to translate
Tailor your application to the location
- Explain why you’re interested in moving in your cover letter
- Learn how to prepare your resume like a local
- Find out what size paper people use in that country to make sure your resume prints properly (for example, Europeans use the A4 format)
Nail the online interview
- Dress as if it’s an in-person interview
- Find a place where you won’t be interrupted
- Test your camera and microphone to make sure they work
- Express interest in the country’s language and culture
- Have region- or market-specific questions ready to show you’re globally minded
Most importantly, don’t get discouraged if you’re feeling stressed! Becoming an expat is an exciting challenge, but it’ll take some work to get there. Check out these strategies for landing your dream job overseas.