Working in another country can be a challenging; it can also be very rewarding. One of the easiest ways to do this is via overseas recruitment agencies. A good place to start looking for an overseas recruiter is through the local government website for the country where you would like to find employment. There will in all likelihood be a link to a area for the website that will like to government sanctioned overseas recruitment programmes. Some of these programmes are in need of workers in the agricultural or nursing fields.
If these are not the types of job opportunities you are seeking or qualified for there is also the option of trying a general search for recruitment opportunities in a particular country. Many of the results will be for employment opportunities in the fields of teaching, engineering and construction, nursing and other medical specialties.
For example, when looking for work in Singapore, first you should check the authorized website of the Singapore government sgdi.gov.sg. There, you will see a link entitled non-resident. When you click this, you will find pertinent , correct and up to date information on areas such as:
Working in Singapore Career Opportunities Information for Jobseekers Taxation Information Employment Passes
There is also a link to the Singapore Tourism Careers Web Portal, that provides job seekers a convenient ways to gain employment in the expanding tourism industry.
Some recruitment officers will provide opportunities for training in a specific program for overseas recruits. The government of Singapore for example recognizes four languages, English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil. Working in Singapore may therefore require that you learn another language, depending, of course on the type of employment requirements. This especially the case for jobs in the education sectors. Applicants may need to finance for their own training or it may be provided as a part of the recruitment process.
Be wary of the numerous advertisements you see for overseas recruitment agencies. Some of them are scams and will charge participants large sums of money claiming that they will obtain work visas as well as jobs for them. This is not the case. In some instances they will take the funds given to them and run, in worst case scenarios they are involved in human trafficking and will actually take persons overseas with the promise of jobs and then sell them into the equivalent of modern day slavery. These occurrences are rare but it is wise to be aware of them when looking into overseas recruitment agencies. Always research any agency or recruitment programme you wish to participate in. Check to see that an agency is a registered , has appropriate operating licences (where applicable) and have a history of successful and verifiable placements.