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If I move abroad, how do I find a job?

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Postby aozora13 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:51 pm

Does anyone have advice for anyone with IT degrees and IT certifications to find work abroad. I tried through AIESEC (student-run organization to work in Europe but the job wasn't what I wanted to do so I had to return home). Currently, I am thinking what else I can do to work in Europe/Asia.

Also since I am non-white, it must be hard for me to find work. I was wondering if it is difficult to go to a city to provide IT service for English speakers in the area? I am just thinking that unless there is freelance work, or proof reading for English documents, I cannot or do not think I can teach English.

I have a degree in Information Systems and IT certs but I need a little advice on what I can do.
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Re: If I move abroad, how do I find a job?

Postby Jester » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:02 am

Linc4Love wrote:It's easy to say MOVE, but of you don't find work that can provide a steady income and an acceptable quality of living, it's easier said than done.

I think it would be harder in my case because the job demands appear to in linguistics. because I'm deaf learning a second language is extremely difficult. I have a hard enough time with English as it is. :D Barring that, what other job possibilities abroad could I explore? I have a bachelors and associates degree and worked ten years as a government civilian, but other than that my resume is pretty thin.

Seems like the obvious answer would be working for the U.S. government, either in AID-type work in a consulate, or with USDA, or with State Department.

I would register for the Civil Service exam, and also for the Foreign Service exam. Once you qualify on one or both of those, then you can start a serious job-hunt. You may even be able to get a politician or bureaucrat you know to call and set up an interview for you, once you have passed an exam and are thus eligible.

PS Keep in mind I am decades out of date on those things, but both are worth a quick google if you haven't done so.
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