Ever worked in another country or know someone who has?

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Ever worked in another country or know someone who has?

michael scofield michael scofield
if so what was the job? I would like to get away from here and start fresh I just thought about this and did some searching on google about what kind of jobs i could do in different countries but thought id ask here too!
12/05/2012
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Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by michael scofield
if so what was the job? I would like to get away from here and start fresh I just thought about this and did some searching on google about what kind of jobs i could do in different countries but thought id ask here too!
My answer is yes, but I don't think it would help what you are asking. I have worked in dozens of other countries, but that is because I lecture, or demonstrate my area of expertise, which is the same around the world.

When looking for "jobs" to do, there are several things to consider. First, there are pretty much the same jobs all over the planet. Selling flowers in New York or London, is still selling flowers. Stacking boxes in a warehouse in Paris, or L.A. or Istanbul is still stacking boxes!!!! Being a pharmacist, cab driver, scuba instructor or librarian is the same all over the world. HOWEVER, many nations will not issue you a "green card" or work permit, unless you have a specific skill they lack and thus they want your skills set in their country. You cannot just move somewhere and set up shop. The USA is probably the "loosest" nation on earth when it comes to that. The big question is, what skills do you have. If you offer an "expertise" in some area, and can find a sponsor in that nation, then you have a far better chance (for instance, you are a world class pastry chef, perhaps a restaurant, club or bakery in Madrid, Spain, or Nepal, or Timbuktu or Cape Town would want to offer you something!!!! If you just want to "travel" but work, find a company that is a big, multinational and get on with them, then you can perhaps serve time at their facilities overseas!!! There are McDonalds, KFC's and WalMarts all over the planet. These companies might want someone who could do a job AND travel (probably would be at a fairly high corporate level, however).
12/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by michael scofield
if so what was the job? I would like to get away from here and start fresh I just thought about this and did some searching on google about what kind of jobs i could do in different countries but thought id ask here too!
I know some people in the Army, but that doesn't really count. My English teacher went to teach school in Kenya after I graduated, which sounds super intense.

I had a few speakers come to my pre-med class and talk to us about MSF (Doctors Without borders, for us in the US) and THAT was crazy. I could never do it. This one station got stuck in a warzome for months, and had no way to reach HQ and tell them that their shipment got raided. They'd been having to wash their gloves between patients.
12/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Bignuf
My answer is yes, but I don't think it would help what you are asking. I have worked in dozens of other countries, but that is because I lecture, or demonstrate my area of expertise, which is the same around the world.

When looking for ...
Getting a sponsor is probably the best way to get a non-scary job overseas. I know quite a few people here who have sponsors, and that's how they got a job in the US. First you should try and talk to quite a few companies where you want to go, and just ask if they DO sponsor people. If so, try and ask what they're looking for. Good luck!
12/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by michael scofield
if so what was the job? I would like to get away from here and start fresh I just thought about this and did some searching on google about what kind of jobs i could do in different countries but thought id ask here too!
Yup. Worked as an engineer. It's easier to find a job abroad if you have a highly skilled job. Most countries willingly accept people who do. Otherwise, it will be hard trying to find a job without much experience in the country. Check your local companies for abroad positions.
12/05/2012
married with children married with children
what is your skill set? That would determine what kind of jobs are available to you. I went over sees and opened a restaurant for some customers. But then I had a degree in that type of business.

They were always looking for English teachers in countries like south Korea.
12/05/2012
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