Researching Prospective Employers
One of the most important elements of any job-search — including seeking overseas work — is conducting research on prospective employers.
Once you’ve narrowed your choices down to a region of the world — or down to a specific country — the next step is to develop a list of prospective employers with offices/plants/locations in that area and find as much about the employer as possible. You’ll want to research each local company, and, if they are part of a larger organization, research the larger organization as well.
The more knowledge you have about prospective employers, the better your job-search.
In some cases, you may even be able to search the company Website for possible jobs, learn if they hire/sponsor foreign workers, and post your CV.
Need to learn how to research employers? Read our article, Step-by-Step Guide to Researching Companies: How to Conduct Job-Search Research.
You can also find some great resources for researching companies and organizations in this section of Quintessential Careers: Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Countries.
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