6 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching Jobs Abroad

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching Jobs Abroad


Searching jobs abroad can be a challenging process if you are committing certain job hunting mistakes. Working overseas brings in a lot of opportunities and international exposure apart from other benefits such as learning, meeting new people and understanding the new culture. Hence, you cannot afford to miss any chance to getting that excellent job offer by remaining unaware of these common job-hunting mistakes.

Here’s the list of mistakes that you should always avoid-at any cost:


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Not Sending Across the Right Message

In the competitive global job market, employers are busy with job applications from numerous candidates, out of which only a few deserving ones are short-listed. Hence, in their busy work schedule, they hardly get more than a few minutes to read your entire application thoroughly and extract the required information related to your qualifications, experience or career objectives. Therefore, failing to deliver a clear message is one of the biggest mistakes in your job search. Give them a short and clear message that save more of the time and gives a clear message, thus increasing your chances of selection!

Not Differentiating Yourself

You need a distinct reason to make the employer choose you over other job seekers. Hence, it is vital to analyze your strengths and present your achievements, skills and competencies in an impressive manner. Every employer looks for skills suitable for his job description. Hence, it is imperative that you study the requirements of the job role carefully and customize your CV as per the job requirements.



Developing Negative Thoughts

Job search is a full-time job in itself that requires patience and positive thoughts. It’s not that you start getting calls from the interviewers the moment you send your CV to a company. Hence, losing hope and developing negative thought about the delay in your desired results is another big mistake. Stay positive and have patience. All you need to do is focus on your job hunting.

Hesitating to Highlight Your Achievements

It is not the time to sit back and think that your achievements are not worth mentioning for the future employer. Stay confident and prepare yourself to present your work and accomplishments in the previous job confidently. In this age of cut-throat competition, if you do not take a step forward to grab the job offer, others will do! However, at the same time, it is also important to mention those achievements that are work related and somewhere relevant for you next job role.

Applying for Any Job Opening

Job hunting is not about applying for every another job opening. It requires finding the right job vacancy that meets your career plan and then applying for it. Randomly sending your application for any job takes more of your important time and takes you off the right track of your job search. Hence, it is important to analyze your requirements such as the type of job you wish to pursue, any preferred location or companies, etc. Planning and following the set criteria for your job search helps you to save your time and energy for the right jobs.



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Taking Job Rejections Personally

If any employer doesn’t shortlist your job application, it is not advisable to take it personally. Remember, the company is not familiar to you and makes the selection on certain basis that is suitable for a particular job, such as qualification, work experience, skills, etc. Hence, instead of keeping your morale down, look for the right opportunity that demands the skills and qualifications that you possess!

Good luck!

Author Bio: Swati Srivastava is an avid writer who loves to pen down her ideas and career tips for job seekers and professionals. Her articles are published on several reputed career sites.  Currently she is writing for Naukrigulf.com.

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