What to Consider When Making International Job Applications

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We get it. Job applications can be daunting at the best of times, but have you thought about applying for one in another country?

That’s right – before you even get to meet your interviewer, there’s a whole host of boxes to tick, visas to apply for and the not too small task of, well, getting there. It can all feel a bit confusing but, luckily, we’ve been researching just what it takes to apply for a job abroad, and some of the quirks it pays to be aware of.

If one thing is for certain it’s that organisation is key. Keeping all your applications, visa documents, responses, etc. in a centralised place is so important during what can be a long application process. Even a few different folders organised in storage boxes can help you keep on track of the next step in your career.

We were surprised to see that the humble CV is generally the same format in many countries around the world. However, just as no two interviews are the same in your home country, interviews can be vastly different when you look abroad.

So, if you’d like to find out whether or not to accept a drink at an interview in the United Arab Emirates or why you shouldn’t use a headshot on your CV in America, read on for all that and more!


Do you have any tips and tricks for applying or interviewing for jobs abroad? What was your experience like? We’d love to hear your stories over on Twitter @viking_chat.