Do you aim, have a dream or, maybe, need to find a job overseas and don’t know exactly where to start and steps of this search? So continue reading this post because we had the chance to speak with Iria Lago who works in Trabajando.com and gave us the map and really good tips about finding  job overseas!

The process of finding job overseas

Last week Iria Lago went to Universidad Calos III to speak about finding job overseas. She has started with a really important advice: it is not a simple process, and as a experienced professional in the job search field she recommends to drawn a job search plan and this plan must be coherent and operable. The steps of the plan:

  1. First search the news and current scenario of the country you aim to work. With this you have a 360 degrees vision about what happens outside your home country boundaries. What´s the economical, political and social scenario in the countries that you have in mind to find a job! With this informations question yourself if you will be able to adapt to the foreign country’s traditions, habits, practices, culture and weather.
  2. The second step is to make a self-examination and concentrate yourself in a SWOT analysis of your professional profile. In this analysis you must right down your  characteristics in this 4 components: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats taking to account a previous deep analysis about your professional capabilities, your economic resources, the job market of the destination countries, the conditions of employment contract and the legislation to work and live in another country.

Next steps

With the previous analysis you will be able to conclude the best place and necessary resources to migrate. After you find the right destination you need to do the following aspects:

  1. Use your social networks to expand your network and make contact directly with professionals, directors and leaders who want to know you.
  2. Analyse the immigrant’s admission conditions using the embassies and consulates website of the destination countries. For example, in the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación website you can find information about visa, residence permit and mutual recognition of studies and qualifications.
  3. And the last step is to prepare your resume according to the specifications of the country’s destination.

The interview with Iria Lago:

In you want to see the interview with Iria Lago and learn more, check the following video.