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

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Which resume format should I use when applying to a local branch of an international company?

I'm applying to work at an office in Germany of a company who's head office is in the US. The expected resume format is quite different between these locations. German resumes usually include a photo,...
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How can I write a resume suitable for applying in different countries [closed]

I am an Instrumentation Engineer in the Oil industry from Algeria, My dream is to land a job of any of these countries: Canada, EU, Gulf Arabic countries ( not the US) to make a better living. My ...
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Asked to work abroad for some days, but was not allowed, although another coworker is. How can I follow up with this?

I live and work in the UK and my company allows me to work from within UK without me notifying them about this. I asked my manager 2 months ago whether I could work from another country for a period ...
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Can a non US citizen work remotely for a US company and be under their payroll? [closed]

Some context: I've been in the US for almost 5 years under a F1 visa. In the last year I've worked under OPT for a company in the US. I have a SSN but my card says "valid for work only with DHS ...
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contract between uk contractor and us client

i have been approached to work for a US company who want to pay me xxx dollars per day for software development. the work seems interesting and i’d like to do it but i’m not sure how: best way to ...
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Quitting a job and looking for another one afterwards [duplicate]

I live in Europe right now and work as a fullstack dev in one company since over 2 years - my job was really uninteresting and unsatisfying for the past few months though. I want to not only change it ...
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Customer pays in different currency than invoiced, leaves me with conversion fees [closed]

I generally invoice in Euros, and then accept international wire transfers fees that get deducted in transit. If the customer asks me to quote/invoice in their preferred currency that's fine. In this ...
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Trouble understanding the speech of overseas colleagues

All of my development colleagues (software development company) are based overseas in India (I'm in the UK). I'm in a junior position and a lot of my development relies on being taught how to do ...
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Company office is in a country with lower salaries. How do I ask to be paid as much as in the headquarter office?

My company has the headquarter in a country A with salary rate X. The company has the development center in another country B where the salary for the developers are with 20-25 % lower that in country ...
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Internship USA and sponsor immigration

Currently, I want to apply to one of the companies in the US for a training internship for computer science students. However, unfortunately I have a problem. I must mark or uncheck this statement: ...
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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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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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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 ...