4 Tips for Finding Work Abroad

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By Marcelle Yeager

It can be challenging to find jobs abroad. There are quite a few obstacles, namely: language barriers and differences in expected qualifications and degree classifications. In the U.S. and Canada, an individual's degree often does not match the field he or she pursues. In European countries, as well as many others around the world, people are employed in their area of study.

Here are a few tips for overcoming these obstacles to find a job overseas:

Identify the challenges. The first thing you need to do is research the region or target country to uncover the differences in job application practices from your home country. Are you expected to have a longer, more in-depth CV, or is a résumé acceptable? Is there a language you should begin learning before you try to apply to jobs in this country?