What Are the Best Tips for How to Apply for Jobs Overseas?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 10 August 2019
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When one wants to apply for jobs overseas, there are several complicated factors one may consider. Taxes, working visas, and other technicalities may all need to be taken care of prior to obtaining a job. These issues should be kept in mind before applying, as they will arise if one is hired. Aside from these potential issues, the same principles needed to apply for any job will also be used to apply for jobs overseas.

The first step in applying for an overseas job is finding a company who is hiring for a position one would be suited for. Some countries are not able to hire outside of their own nation unless it has been shown that no one within their country can do the job. This may be different for each location, and rules might be different if the company also has offices in various nations. It is important to apply for each job in the manner the human resources staff sets in place. This usually includes submitting a resume and cover letter, along with any references. It is a good idea to become familiar with proper etiquette for business communications in the desired.


Those who apply for jobs overseas should be prepared to have either a phone, chat, or in-person interview. This means having access to long distance phone service, chat services, or being able to travel to an interview overseas. In many cases, one will not have to fly out for the interview since getting a passport and travel visas can take time. These issues will need to be dealt with prior to moving to the country where the job will take place, however.

Thanks to the Internet, many individuals can apply for jobs overseas without having to deal with the hassles of actually moving. Some companies hire individuals all over the world, and workers perform tasks via the Internet. This can be done on both an employee and contractor basis. Being able to stay home while working can open up new doors for many workers and employers.

Even with online jobs, it is a good idea to ensure that all tax documents are in place. Even if the company in question is not responsible for withholding an employee's taxes, the employee will still be responsible for paying his or her taxes to his or her own country's government. If the company doesn't bring this up, it is up to the employee to ask a tax professional what standards are put in place for those who apply for jobs overseas.



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