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How to find a job outside your country?
Network:23



Hello Everyone,

I have a desire lately to start working all around the world as PM. What are your recommendation to look for a job abroad? In many countries, I must get a VISA to be able to look for a job, but I know cases where an employer offers a job, that makes easier to apply for a visa.

In my case, I am a Mexican with interest on moving to a nordic country.
I will be so glad to hear your opinions.
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Dear Christopher

My experience is limited to a move within Europe and here I found it helpful to go via an recruitment agency.

Being a non EU member working visas could be an issue you would need support on and here I can envision that an agency could help.

Alternatively a bigger company with a big HR group should be able to get the required information, if the company really wants you.
Often a working permit is a pre requisite in the job descriptions.
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1 reply by Christopher Lopez
Sep 16, 2019 3:06 PM
Christopher Lopez
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This is a great tip. I tried before in France and Germany with no great success.
Germany is changing their immigrant requisites next year. Even though, I speak fluent german, I'm thinking to try some different country.

Thanks for the advise.
Network:1624



Christopher -

If you have experience in a particular high demand/low supply type of project work, then this should be quite feasible. Many times interviews will be done virtually over Skype or similar sessions. Depending on the country, their immigration & visa policies will be easier or harder for your prospective employer to deal with.

However, if you are more of a generalist, then this can be quite difficult as if you are targeting a "popular" country, chances are there is lots of competition internally as well as from other countries.

Either way, it will come down to having someone who can speak credibly about your work who can put a resume in the hands of a hiring manager...

Kiron
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2 replies by Christopher Lopez and Stéphane Parent
Sep 16, 2019 1:44 PM
Stéphane Parent
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It took me a long time to get my L1A visa to manage technical resources for New York work. I had no problem, however, getting the TNs for the developers.

Tip: When getting your work visa, make sure your passport has been renewed. The visa cannot be beyond your passport's expiry date.
Sep 16, 2019 3:08 PM
Christopher Lopez
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I have a lot of experience on launching new factories, specially paintshops in the auto industry.
Sadly, this kind of jobs are more usual in third world countries, just like Mexico is.

I do like this kind of projects, but sure I want to grow in other kind of projects related on the industry.

I do believe, the more specific your role, the more attractive you become to employers. Guess I must take this into account. Thanks for the insight.
Network:104040



It depends on what type of "work" you are looking for, Christopher. For example, you can probably come to Canada under the USMC, formerly NAFTA, agreement if you start you own business and come with a certain amount of money to invest.

Make sure to check immigration web sites for different countries and, even, provinces/states. They often offer special immigration paths for specific professions. I believe, for example, that Québec still offers express entry for some professionals.
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1 reply by Christopher Lopez
Sep 16, 2019 3:11 PM
Christopher Lopez
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Canada will always be a country to work on. Their politics makes easier for foreigners to make a career.
I haven't thought about Canada before. I guess I'll be researching now on :)

Thanks for reply.
Network:104040



Sep 16, 2019 1:26 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Christopher -

If you have experience in a particular high demand/low supply type of project work, then this should be quite feasible. Many times interviews will be done virtually over Skype or similar sessions. Depending on the country, their immigration & visa policies will be easier or harder for your prospective employer to deal with.

However, if you are more of a generalist, then this can be quite difficult as if you are targeting a "popular" country, chances are there is lots of competition internally as well as from other countries.

Either way, it will come down to having someone who can speak credibly about your work who can put a resume in the hands of a hiring manager...

Kiron
It took me a long time to get my L1A visa to manage technical resources for New York work. I had no problem, however, getting the TNs for the developers.

Tip: When getting your work visa, make sure your passport has been renewed. The visa cannot be beyond your passport's expiry date.
Network:23



Sep 16, 2019 11:32 AM
Replying to Christiane Schindeldecker
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Dear Christopher

My experience is limited to a move within Europe and here I found it helpful to go via an recruitment agency.

Being a non EU member working visas could be an issue you would need support on and here I can envision that an agency could help.

Alternatively a bigger company with a big HR group should be able to get the required information, if the company really wants you.
Often a working permit is a pre requisite in the job descriptions.
This is a great tip. I tried before in France and Germany with no great success.
Germany is changing their immigrant requisites next year. Even though, I speak fluent german, I'm thinking to try some different country.

Thanks for the advise.
Network:23



Sep 16, 2019 1:26 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Christopher -

If you have experience in a particular high demand/low supply type of project work, then this should be quite feasible. Many times interviews will be done virtually over Skype or similar sessions. Depending on the country, their immigration & visa policies will be easier or harder for your prospective employer to deal with.

However, if you are more of a generalist, then this can be quite difficult as if you are targeting a "popular" country, chances are there is lots of competition internally as well as from other countries.

Either way, it will come down to having someone who can speak credibly about your work who can put a resume in the hands of a hiring manager...

Kiron
I have a lot of experience on launching new factories, specially paintshops in the auto industry.
Sadly, this kind of jobs are more usual in third world countries, just like Mexico is.

I do like this kind of projects, but sure I want to grow in other kind of projects related on the industry.

I do believe, the more specific your role, the more attractive you become to employers. Guess I must take this into account. Thanks for the insight.
Network:23



Sep 16, 2019 1:39 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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It depends on what type of "work" you are looking for, Christopher. For example, you can probably come to Canada under the USMC, formerly NAFTA, agreement if you start you own business and come with a certain amount of money to invest.

Make sure to check immigration web sites for different countries and, even, provinces/states. They often offer special immigration paths for specific professions. I believe, for example, that Québec still offers express entry for some professionals.
Canada will always be a country to work on. Their politics makes easier for foreigners to make a career.
I haven't thought about Canada before. I guess I'll be researching now on :)

Thanks for reply.

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