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IT’S A NEW YEAR, HOW ABOUT A NEW EXPAT CAREER?

The year end is a great time to reflect and create resolutions to make the New Year amazing. Perhaps now is the time to take an honest look at your career. Do you love what you’re doing? Can you grow with the company you’re with? If you are dreaming of a better job or you wish to have flourishing career advancements, here are some tips to help get you started:

UNDERSTAND THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET

ExpatCareers.com is proud to have the largest genuine database of expat jobs no matter where you are from or what industry you work in. Despite the large number, past analysis has demonstrated that roughly 75 percent of expat jobs are never advertised. Fortunately for many, the hidden world of job opportunities can be accessed by word of mouth and networking. Being in the right place at the right time is crucial. This is however exceptionally difficult for those seeking employment abroad. Here are some guidelines to help you understand the hidden job market.

MAKE THE MOST OUT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

Build a strong and diverse contact list in professional networking sites like LinkedIn and Xing. Make sure to get involved in relevant conversations, ask appropriate questions that would motivate others to participate, and provide smart and significant insights.

YOUR CV / RESUME IS YOUR SHOP WINDOW

Consider your resume as a vital part of your job-search toolbox. Whether you're an aspiring or a seasoned expat serious about advancing your career, get ahead of the competition with the finest CV / Resume you’ve ever had. No matter where you are in your career, everyone requires a current CV close at hand. You’ll never know when an incredible opportunity may arise so always ensure you are prepared. In case you need our help, our Career Consultants shall assist you with cutting through the confusion. Feel free to visit our Career Services and let us help you achieve your aspirations.

COMPLETE A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW

We have created a list of hints and tips to help you get that perfect overseas contract. From planning the interview to closing and follow ups, our interview techniques are recommendations only and will obviously depend on your exact situation.

SHARPEN YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS

So, what happens when you have identified an excellent opportunity, have made a great impression to your organization of choice and now you have received a job offer? One thing’s for sure, never accept or reject an offer on the spot. When you enter into the negotiation process, you can secure the best deal with extensive salary research and preparation. Negotiation skills can be developed over the course of your career, so the more you progress professionally, the better you will become at negotiating the terms of employment with future organizations. Be confident about your capabilities and identify your self-worth. In the end, you will find yourself in an ideal position for negotiations when the occasion arises.

We hope that you have achieved personal growth and success during the past year. On behalf of our Team, we wish you a very happy and amazing New Year with ExpatCareers.com!

Sincerely,
Karla Kangleon
Global Director, ExpatCareers.com