If you’re thinking of moving abroad then you probably already asked yourself: how do I find a job in another country? Looking for jobs abroad can be quite challenging and stressful. There is a lot of competition out there and you will have to stand out to get the job you always wanted. Before you can start searching, you will need to prepare a really good resume, cover letter, and portfolio. Canva can definitely help you with that. They have a lot of beautiful templates that will make your resume or portfolio stand out. Also, don’t forget to work on your LinkedIn profile. If you’re not sure how to set it up in the right way, you can check my blog post about how to use LinkedIn to get a job. When you have all the documents prepared, you can start the search online. So, which is the best website for a job abroad? There are thousands of websites today that post available positions for jobs abroad but in my opinion, only a few of them can offer a user-friendly experience and help you get the job of your dreams. In this blog post I’ve decided to include 5 best websites for finding a job overseas:
Accelerator Job Boards (Y Combinator, AngelList, EU-Startups, Techstars)
The first website I would recommend you to use is LinkedIn. When I first started applying for jobs abroad LinkedIn was definitely my best friend. Their job search tool is really easy to use and it has an extensive job listing. You will find companies from all over the world and from different industries. You can filter job postings by industry, company, experience level, date of posting, and much more. There is also a Save option in case you don’t want to apply right away. New jobs are posted basically every hour, that’s why I would recommend you to check it as often as possible. We all know the application process can be very long and exhausting but with their Easy Apply option, you will only need 5 minutes to complete everything. Not all the companies offer this but if they do, you only need to type in your personal data, submit a resume, and sometimes you will have to answer 2-4 short questions.
Indeed offers thousands of job postings from different job boards, newspapers, blogs, and company career pages. It is very user friendly, easy to navigate and a great online source for jobs abroad. You can search for jobs on their website or through their app. Indeed has a simple search engine where you will type in the keywords to find suitable job postings for you. You can search by job title, company name, skills, and career field. If you want to search by exact phrase, type of job or company name, you can use the Advanced Job Search option. You can also look for jobs in a specific language, so for example if you want to find a job in Germany but you don’t speak German, you can easily filter the listings in English. Before you start applying, I would recommend you to sign in and post your resume. It’s going to be easier for the employers to find you. If you register with Indeed, you can also set up alerts/email notifications about new jobs that will match your search criteria so you won’t miss any good opportunities. I used Indeed when I was looking for jobs in the US as well in Germany.
Glassdoor is another really good online source for finding jobs internationally. It is also easy to use and straightforward. I used Glassdoor not only for searching for open positions but also for checking company reviews and salaries. You will find company reviews by former and current employees, ratings, company information, salaries, CEO approval ratings, and other stuff. It also includes the company’s mission, size, and revenue so you can really get a lot of information before applying. Another great feature is the Interview Questions and Ratings. People who already interview for a certain position will provide you with different insights, such as how difficult the interview was, what questions were they asked and they will also rate the whole process, so you will know what to expect if you get a chance to talk with the company. Just like with Indeed, you can sign up and create your profile. Once you’re registered, you can search for jobs by title, companies, experience level, and location.
If you’re searching for jobs overseas, I would recommend you to check out ZipRecruiter. When I was looking for a new opportunity in Chicago, I found a lot of interesting job postings on their website. Moreover, they have one of the highest-rated job-seeking apps. You will need to create an account and upload your resume. You can also add social handles, a profile picture, and references to your profile. When your profile is complete you can make it public so the companies can find you. Once you have the profile set up, you can start applying. You can search for jobs by location, salary, or keyword.
5. Accelerator Job Boards
As another option, I would like to mention accelerator job boards. If you’re interested in getting a job in a startup company, then these websites will definitely help you find the right opportunity. Some of the best startup job boards are Y Combinator, AngelList, EU-Startups, and Techstars. Here you will find listings for the roles of programmers, engineers, graphic and web designers, marketing specialists, project managers, and many other roles.
How can I get a job abroad?
Looking for a job abroad is definitely a challenge, especially if you have never done it before. Believe me, I know how frustrating it can get. You have to remember that everything starts with a well-prepared resume, cover letter, and a beautiful portfolio. The next step is to look through the websites that I mentioned in this blog post and search for the right opportunity. It will take some time and you will have to stay patient but in the end, everything is going to be well worth it! These websites helped me a lot over the past 2 years and they are a big part of the fact why I got the job in Chicago and this year in Germany.
Now it’s your turn. You can do it! I believe in you.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help.
Till next time….