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Questions tagged [international]

Questions involving more than one country as someone may be immigrating for a position.

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Should you disclose any details when asked about your work permit?

When seeking a job online in a country where you have a temporary work permit, should you tell about the permit to the potential employer? Should you mention the length of the permit or that you will ...
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What should I do If I was told by email that I would receive the offer letter within 2-3 working days but it has been 5 days since then?

I was offered a job in a big company in the UAE but I am in Pakistan. I was hired and was told by the manager that my documents have been forwarded to HR and I will receive the OFFER LETTER within 2-3 ...
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Can an employment contract contain a bond clause of X years? [closed]

I recently got a job offer abroad from a company that I interviewed at. In the job offer, they say that I will have to sign an employment contract on my first day at work. I read their offer letter ...
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How to politely tell recruiter that contacted me to not waste their time if they can’t offer visa sponsorship?

I'm a web developer, I was a match in a job search site for a position that I'm fit for and really interested in. The recruiter asked for my CV and phone number but it's not mentioned in their offer ...
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How should one respond to a low offer for an intra-company, international transfer?

I am expecting an offer in the next few days but also anticipate this being low based on discussions with my future manager. I think he simply wants to throw my current salary through a currency ...
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How to ask for a job offer in a company you did an internship many years ago?

Five years ago I did an internship as a back-end programmer at a company abroad. I had to come back to my home country to finish my undergrad studies, and thus the internship ended. The company said ...
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How to increase chance of you getting hired if you are not a native to that country?

I am an Android developer with almost 5 years of experience in native android application development. I am from India and considering moving to another country, mainly Canada, japan or any European ...
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On the spotlight for being too vocal/assertive [closed]

I have been working for this huge international insurance company for four years now; Our branch is basically the IT provider for the company. I am quite vocal/assertive but never had any issue ...
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How do I choose the correct Japanese honorific usage for emails?

Just recently, in my company we acquired several devices from one of the biggest companies in Japan. We are currently re-implementing part of our systems with such new devices. During the ...
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Relocated for an internship, still no work permit [closed]

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...
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Got a remote job offer, how do I know that it's legitimate?

Recently I was contacted by a company for a remote job offer for a Russian company (I am in India). I accepted that and I had a face-to-face meeting with one person from their team. He asked for my ...
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Shall I mention during job interview that one of the reasons I applied is a desire to relocate? [closed]

When asked about my motives for applying to the position, shall I mention, among other things (like being a good fit and seeing a lot of opportunities in the position) that I do want to relocate to "a ...
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As an international student in Canada, how long in advance should I apply for a full-time job before graduating? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science student in Canada. I'm going to graduate in August 2018. I did a 16-month-internship so my graduation time is different than most other students'. I can apply for the work ...
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How/if to mention that I DON'T need a work permit/visa in job applications?

I'm an American with dual citizenship with an EU country. I'm in the process of applying for my first job in France (my French is pretty good, but it's obvious I'm not native - plus I have an American ...
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I'm having trouble evaluating the salary offered for a new job [duplicate]

As stated in the title, I have been interviewed for a job offer. The job offer is for a .NET developer with Unity3D skills. I am a .NET developer with 3 years of experience, but I am a beginner with ...
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What to write on resume/CV to explain unemployment due to visa/work permit problems

On my resume/CV, I need to explain a 3-month gap wherein I was unemployed because I needed a work permit for the country where my then-future job was to be and the process had taken longer than ...
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if i am setting up to work remotely for a company via an intermediary, can i expect to get paid their national minimum wage, or a local minimum wage? [closed]

The company I'm asking about hires a lot of remote workers, for various projects, and seems to prefer working through freelancing sites (upwork, for example.) During initial talks I mentioned what I ...
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How to ask to change office without a danger to get fired

I'm working in a company that has offices in several countries. I moved to this country for this work. However, this country has appeared to be unbearable for me. Very few people speak English outside ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for an early-morning interview to be postponed or rescheduled?

I applied to an international company and they asked for an interview at 5 pm in their timezone, which is 5 am here. In their e-mail they asked me if I would be available anyway during that time so I ...
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Applying to jobs as a foreigner with no visa [duplicate]

I'm planning to apply to a few jobs abroad, however don't currently hold any visa to work there yet. I was told by a few friends that I shouldn't mention that I'm a foreigner until I got the chance ...
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How do you access English recruiters and jobs in a location that is not primarily English speaking?

I'm currently residing in Hong Kong. I know there are English speakers everywhere, and there are employment locations that are purely English speaking, and I know English-only employees exists ...
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Employer wants me to sign non compete with customer, how do I voice my concerns?

I work for a contracting company -- that is, I am a regular employee of the company, it does contract design work for others. One of our customers is requesting that employees working on their ...
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Declining job offer for political reasons [closed]

I am looking for work. I applied to a company located in the U.S., which is not my home country. Recently, I received a job offer from the company. But after careful consideration, and in light of ...
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Cultural differences from one's home country as a reason for taking a job back home

I'm currently working in a foreign country and have already lived abroad in more than one country for some years. Now, however, I realize that there are many differences between where I'm from (in ...
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My supervisor was a Crown Prince for eight years. How do I list a reference?

I have returned to the US, and my last eight years were working on major projects in the Gulf not for a company, but directly for the Crown Prince. I've returned, retired-ish at 35 but I'd like to ...
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What looks stronger on a resume – higher position or a well known company? [closed]

A little bit of background – I'm an industrial engineering student and currently have a perm job with logistics at a startup. While it isn't aligned to my career goals, it gives me a lot of growth ...
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What are costs involved in temporarily working overseas?

After interviewing for a local California job, I was surprised by being offered a six-month job that would have me spend three weeks at a time in Korea. In negotiating my salary, I'd like to know what ...
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Discussing marital and family status in an “intake questionnaire” before an interview

I have been offered an opportunity to interview for a job that requires relocation to another country. The company is a big US based international company and the position is in Canada. Before the ...
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Are there jobs for software developers at embassies? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's of Computer Science and about a year and a half of experience in programming. I'd like to be able to work in different countries and explore the world while I work. Are there ...
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Changing job from “Desi Consulting” to “full time direct company” employment [closed]

Is it really needed to add consulting/ contract job experience in the resume or it is okay to skip it? Reason being that for international students to get direct full time job is tough but once you ...
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Advisability of using the word “religiously” in a corporate lecture or training session

Recently I attended a training session where the speaker was repetitive about using the term "religiously" like "....follow X and Y religiously..." and "...if you follow P and Q religiously...."...
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Is it impolite to show interest in how co-workers perform their job?

I'm new to the corporate world and workplace. I am wondering if the following things are considered not polite to do as an intern: Ask about how a co-worker or supervisor does their job. Give lengthy ...
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Background check of international applicants

I am planning to apply for position of a Software developer in EU and New Zealand. I am from India and have been working with start-ups only. I have a total experience of 2.5 years, 1.5 years(Part-...
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How to prepare for interviews far away from home?

When applying for jobs far from where you live, it can be time consuming and expensive to travel to interviews. What is the best way to prepare for this and determine if it is worthwhile? The usual ...
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Reference Check and Job Offer [closed]

I have a job offer and they want to check a reference which I don't want to give. Should I refuse to give it? I told them at the beginning that I could though. How would someone typically handle a ...
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remote work - on which national laws the working contract will be based? [closed]

I've been looking for details about it but I could not find anything relevant. Let's say I'm based in Belgium and I was able to find a remote work. The company is based in the US. The contract the ...
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Politeness in international contacts

I work and live in Scandinavia, and by culture we use a person's first name when speaking to someone, colleagues, clients and so on. In general we use the second-person singular when addressing ...
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Added bullet point of international experience to resume

Good afternoon, Working on my resume and I have recently flew to the middle east to work alongside the customer providing technical training. I want to include this in a bullet point in my resume ...
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I want to apply in this company because they provide international mobility. How should i write it? [closed]

I'm a french student in industrial engineering, working in apprenticeship and I would like to go abroad for my first job. I heard, from another's company employee, they are searching for an industrial ...
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International Employee Needing Passport Renewed [closed]

I am from Paraguay but work in the US and need to get my passport renewed as I plan on traveling for work sparingly over the next few months. Unfortunately the consulate where I need to get it renewed ...
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How long must I wait before quitting after returning from an overseas assignment?

I'm returning to my home country after a 2 year overseas placement. Is there a certain amount of time that I should stay from the perspective of professional integrity? More details: I'm working on ...
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How to get US work authorization for new recruits?

Say, you're recruiting a person from India and wanted him to join your company in US. In such case: What does it take to get this authorization? How long might it take? Is there additional cost to ...
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How to positive explain my decision to move to another country?

I want to move to a different country because of my country's poor economic situation. The unemployment rate is high, and salaries are pretty low. I have a good education, and believe that I could ...
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Quoting correct salary expectations for jobs in foreign countries

Average salary of a software engineer: In India : 395k INR = €5.53k. In Germany : 3340.8k INR = €46.4k What salary figure shall a developer from India quote to a German (foreign) company with ...
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As an international student applying for internships abroad, how can I improve my chances at getting an interview? [closed]

As an international student applying for internships abroad, how can I improve my chances at getting an interview?
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What are some ways to prepare for an interview for a job that is based overseas?

For instance: Are there specific questions to ask an overseas employer that might not be relevant for someone in your country/city? What types of things should an applicant look for in preparation? ...
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Could Wearing My Star of David Be Bad for Career?

I am a conservative Jew with a non-Jewish sounding last name (my paternal grandfather was not Jewish but Irish/German). However, I am 100% Jewish from both of my grandmothers/obviously my mother. I ...
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Should I list both universities if I started in one country but graduated in another?

I was studying computer engineering and during my third year, I had to travel abroad to another country because of the outbreak of a civil war in my country. This interrupted my studies for a year but ...
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Keep in touch with a company located in another country

I am just about to complete an one year exchange student program (in Canada if it matters) that included a internship of 3 months in a private company. I like this company a lot, and on my last week ...
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How can international students with weak work experience overcome logistical difficulties in seeking work in the United States? [duplicate]

I hope this is appropriate but I am asking on behalf of a friend who is an international student here in the United States. He originally comes from a non western background. Currently he is ...