Getting Your Dream Job - Preparation

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Sarah Peddie

Here at Odyssey, we like to think that we are helping you apply for your dream job overseas. Despite the overwhelming positives thoughts you may have about your dream job there are always things to consider before making the move. 

We have put together a guide for you which should help you along the way when thinking about or applying for your dream job. 

Article 2 - Preparation

Once you have made your decision on what country you're moving to, then you need to start getting prepared. The preparation period is extremely important to make sure that everything is in place before you make the move overseas. Here are some of the things you should get sorted:

1 - Checking visa eligibility

Apply for a visa or a work permit before you leave for your final destination. Once you enter the country, it is a lot more difficult to get a visa or a work permit otherwise, you will have to leave and re-enter the country. 

Different countries have different requirements for work permits and visas so make sure you check with the national embassy on what you have to do and what permits/visas to apply for. 

2 - Job opportunities

Before you plan to move overseas, always check to see if there are job opportunities if you have not already secured a job. Turning up in a foreign country and not being able to find a job that suits you is not where you want to end up.

Do some research and see if there are any jobs that suit your profession. We have many job vacancies on our website, you can check them out here.

You may want to apply for a job before you make your move - which would be a very sensible idea. If you are successful in getting the job then there will be less stress for you and you can get all your documents sorted before leaving.

3 - Skill shortages

If you have not applied for a job before you make your move then do some research and check to see if there are any skill shortages within the country of your choice.

With a skill shortage in the country, there is a high chance that you will be taken on board if you have the right skills the hospitals are looking for. 

4 - Organising documents

Organising your documents is an extremely important step in the preparation process. There are a lot of documents you must have to go to work and live in a different country. 

Make a copy of your important documents as well. Documents such as your passport, driver's license, birth certificate and any other important information. You may need them when you least expect it so it is always handy to have and it makes your life a lot less stressful if you have easy access to them.

5 - Make sure family are into the idea

Moving overseas is a massive decision to make in your life and if you have a family, you should check with them to see if they are good with you living away.

You may also want to think about if you want to take your family with you, this is important as you will have to do more research into what visas and permits you need to bring them along too. 

Thinking about a move overseas to work in your dream job? Register with Odyssey today and your dream job could be just around the corner.