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What now, Wasserman? The Overseas Job Search

After studying abroad and traveling through Europe, I think I’d like to work abroad when I graduate. This seems a daunting task as job hunting is tough enough already. How do I search for jobs overseas? What now, Wasserman?

-Apprehensive Abroad

Dear Apprehensive,

While it may seem a herculean endeavor, finding work abroad is actually more feasible now than ever. First things first, you need to think long and hard about where you want to go. There is a lot to consider in deciding on a country to live and work in. Before getting on a plane with a stack of resumes, you need to first do extensive research on the country you are considering. A work permit is necessary to be legally employed, so you will need to research your chosen country’s policies ahead of time.

Make sure your resume is appropriate for the country you will be applying for jobs in. International resumes differ from domestic resumes and you need to ensure you are submitting an appropriate CV. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to be certain it is the correct length and includes any additional information they may expect.

So you have your country picked out and your resume updated.. what now? Fortunately, the Wasserman Center has a vast array of resources available to help you find work abroad. Start by visiting the global resources on our website, or information and job listings for countries around the world. You can also access the GoingGlobal database through NYU CareerNet, which contains more than 80,000 pages of information from work visas to employment trends and everything in between. Ready to apply for that dream job now? Good luck! Buona fortuna! Bonne chance!