Alright, folks! Let us all be on the same page about this one. Almost everyone who is applying for higher education abroad is looking forward to staying back in that country and wants to work there in their desired job roles and industries. Therefore, it becomes pretty important for you to stay updated with all the student immigration laws, the kind of jobs, the overall economy of your selected country, per-hour pay rate and a few other aspects to consider while being at it.
Here comes the hard part, which is to search for the appropriate jobs, appropriate marketplace, and appropriate province to work in. And that is not limited to just being active on famous job portals like LinkedIn or Indeed. Through this blog, we attempt to inform the students and applicants yet to migrate abroad.
Firstly, look for the jobs that are listed in a critically skilled occupation list of that country. The best way to secure a future in a foreign country is to serve the employment sector in your selected country which has a shortage of skilled people. Now the question comes, where to look for these sectors with skill shortages? So, the immigration websites of every mainstream student destination have been uploading lists of those occupations which are in severe shortage.
The next step is to appear for your IELTS or any English proficiency test. Yes, it is absolutely mandatory. Because it will further strengthen your profile. The basic criteria which are required in English proficiency, to land a job abroad is 6.5 overall and no less than 6 in each. It is strongly recommended that you prepare for the IELTS or any English test of your choice to fulfil the requirements as it will help you to build connections there. Apart from the English score, you must have an aggregate of 60% at least in your Higher Secondary schooling.
Connections. Again, a very important aspect when it comes to job hunting. Now it ranges from connections with your peers and professors on campus to your colleagues at part-time jobs. Every connection does matter when you are in a foreign land, hence, to build a network, you need to communicate in their native language or at least the language which is spoken among the masses around the world.
Get those letters of recommendation, as soon as possible. Be it your employers or professors in the college you attended, you need them the most while applying to study abroad or for a work permit for that matter. LoRs are one of the supportive documents that a student or an applicant is strongly advised to have as it becomes easy for the universities and the employers to assess their profiles, and makes the applicant genuine and worthy of the admission and job as well. And now comes the most crucial document of all, which is your CV. The students must make sure that their CV is updated with all the work experiences they have had in the past and the description must match the requirements of the job role that they are applying for.
However, before applying for any job, you must keep in mind that
- The pay scale should not be lower than your living expenses
- How frequent is the availability of that particular job
- The company’s or an employer’s background
- How much time off will you be getting
- Get a hang of the local jobs as well
- Write up a cover letter
- Look for some online certificate courses to upskill yourself for that job
- Always have a plan B (just in case)
- Keep an eye out for similar jobs but with better pay scales through local newspapers.
To know more about the jobs and countries, contact the country experts from myglobaluni.