Jobs and Careers Abroad

Jobs and Careers Abroad

by Deborah Penrith

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Overview

How to Find Work Abroad Either through the Conventional Job Search - consultants, agencies, professional associations, advertising etc. or through the Creative Job Search. Substantial chapter on job-seeking through the internet.

Specific Careers Over 35 different careers covered from agriculture & accountancy, nursing & medicine and information technology to hospitality & tourism etc., with detailed information on Recruitment and Sources of Jobs.

Worldwide Employment Individual chapters presenting career opportunities in 50 countries with information on Immigration & Residency, Costs & Standard of Living, Health, Welfare & Education and Employment Prospects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854583536
Publisher: Crimson Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: Directory of Jobs and Careers Abroad Series
Edition description: 13TH
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

After moving to the UK from South Africa Deborah Penrith now lives in Durdar in England’s Lake District. Her other books include Live & Work in Australia & New Zealand and Live & Work in the USA & Canada in addition to well as two travel guides to the islands of Scotland.

Table of Contents


Introduction     9
The General Approach
Discovering Your Employment Potential     17
Careers Advisory Services     18
Career Counsellors and CV Services     19
Getting the Job     20
Overview     20
The Conventional Job Search     23
Advertisements     23
Direct Application     25
Overseas Subsidiaries     26
Trade Unions and Professional Associations     27
EURES     28
Government Agencies     28
Consultants and Agencies     30
Student Working Exchanges     32
Other Sources     35
The Creative Job Search     36
Unadvertised Job Vacancies     37
The Internet     38
The Human Face of Networking     39
Short Term Work Abroad     42
Rules and Regulations     43
The European Union     43
Social Security     47
Healthcare     47
Unemployment Benefit in EU Countries     48
Taxation     48
US Citizens in the EU     49
Learning the Language     50
Local Courses     51
The Open University     52
CILT     52
Private Language Schools     52
Preparation and Follow-Up     55
Getting There     55
Culture Shock     56
Preparation     57
Specific Careers
Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment     61
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry     62
Conservation and the Environment     63
AU Pair and Domestic     67
Agencies     69
Banking and Accountancy     72
Retail Banks     72
Investment Banks     74
Accountancy     75
Actuaries     77
Financial Recruitment Specialists     78
Professional Associations     79
Information Technology     80
The Computer Industry     80
IT Recruitment Agencies     82
Online Recruitment     84
Professional Associations     84
Journalism     85
Print Journalism     85
Broadcast Journalism     87
Stringers     89
News Agencies     89
New Media     90
The Law     91
Solicitors      91
Barristers     92
US Lawyers     92
Medicine and Nursing     94
Agencies     94
Internet Resources     95
Hospital Management Organisations     96
Professional Associations     96
International Charities and Organisations     98
Complementary Therapies     99
Oil and Gas, Mining and Engineering     100
The Oil and Gas Industry     100
Mining     105
Civil Engineering     106
Professional Associations and Trade Journals     108
Secretarial, Translating and Interpreting     109
Secretarial and Administrative Work     109
Translating and Interpreting     111
Teaching     114
Teacher Exchange Schemes and Assistantships     115
The British Council     116
Private Schools     117
Language Schools     118
Other Opportunities     121
Positions in Higher Education     121
Sources of Information     122
Transport and Tourism     123
Merchant Navy     123
Officers     123
Ratings      125
Passenger and Cruise Ships     125
Civil Aviation     127
Pilots     127
Cabin Crew     128
Road Transport     129
Travel and Tourism     129
Tour Operators     129
Overlanders and Specialist Operators     133
Expeditions     135
Hospitality and Catering     137
Training and Qualifications     138
Freelance and Cooking Opportunities     138
Recruitment Agencies     140
Voluntary Work     141
The Developing World     141
Christian Organisations and Charities     142
Non-Denominational Christian Organisations     144
Other Organisations     145
Projects in the Developed World     148
Work Camps     148
Kibbutzim and Moshavim     150
Archaeological Digs     151
Conservation     152
Long-Term Opportunities     153
Sources of Information     153
International Organisations     155
The European Union     155
Other Organisations     160
United Nations     163
Secretariat      163
Other Offices and Missions     164
Specialised Agencies     167
British Government and Related Agencies     170
The Diplomatic Service     170
The British Council     171
British Geological Survey     172
The Armed Forces     173
British Army     173
Royal Navy     175
Royal Marine Commandos     176
Royal Air Force     177
Ancillary Services     178
Foreign Armed Forces     179
French Foreign Legion     179
Other Services     179
The Police     179
Worldwide Employment
Western Europe     183
Austria     184
Belgium     191
Denmark     200
Finland     208
France     212
Germany     223
Greece     234
Ireland     240
Italy     247
Luxembourg     257
The Netherlands     259
Norway     268
Portugal     272
Spain     280
Sweden     292
Switzerland     297
United Kingdom      302
Central & Eastern Europe     313
Estonia     316
Latvia     317
Lithuania     318
Bulgaria     319
Czech Republic     320
Hungary     322
Poland     324
Romania     328
Russian Federation     329
Slovakia     331
Slovenia     332
The Americas     335
Canada     335
United States of America     345
Latin America     357
Australasia     365
Australia     365
New Zealand     376
Antarctica     384
Asia     385
China     385
Hong Kong     394
Japan     399
Singapore     409
South Korea     412
Middle East and North Africa     415
Saudi Arabia     417
Other Countries     419
Africa     423
South Africa     425
Other Countries in Africa     428
Appendices
Further Reading     431
Worldwide Living Standards     433
Key to Company Classifications      435
Index to Organisations     437

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