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Western recruiters' sentiment towards a long work experience in China [closed]

As a foreigner, I've been working at a big tech company in Mainland China for over 4 years and I increasingly feel the work culture of this company does not align well with my personal values. ...
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Salary equivalence between the US and Germany [closed]

I'm recently trying to figure out a reasonable price tag for my work. Comparison websites like Glassdoor can give me estimates for salaries in similar roles, but those can vary widely between ...
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How to communicate in an application legal right in the country and willingness to relocate?

I'm a UK citizen but I've been living and working in the US for the last 14 years. Due to changing personal circumstances, I'm looking to move back to the UK but I don't want to relocate unless I ...
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How to apply for a job in a different country for a parent company?

I work for company A, which was acquired by company B some years ago. During my day to day job, I work closely with people from company B. I'm looking to move to another country, where company A has ...
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How to respond to a written offer when we have a verbal offer from a better-fit company?

My spouse and I live in the U.S., and she has been out of work for about a month. She has a written offer from Company A and a verbal offer from Company B. She has negotiated and accepted the verbal ...
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How to explain that I can work very remotely?

I'm planning on moving country but not company. While my employer has a presence in the country I intend to move to, that presence is not by my department and is a few hundred miles from where I will ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask to bring along my partner to an overseas office visit?

I live and work in the EU, for the local branch of a global company. The company's headquarters are in the US. I have plans to go there for vacation soon, and I'll be staying a few days in the city ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

Suppose Bob applies for a remote position (so no visa or even travel involved) on a company based in the United States and his research indicates that the average salary for the position is $s ($ = ...
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Office Politics and Centralized Control

Here is the situation, I am (by my own admission) a bit of a Trouble Maker. Not in the 'The Police have been called' sense, but in the 'Hey, this system has a problem and we should fix it and make it ...
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Will this software project manager's experience and education from Ukraine help her get a US job? [closed]

I know a Ukrainian woman who has married a US citizen. Given the security and economic situation in Ukraine, she and her spouse are working on getting her a green card so they can move to the US. ...
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Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity to hire someone (not even an EOR)?

Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity in order to hire software engineers locally? I know you can use an Employer of Record, but which countries don't even require that. I.e. ...
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Salary payout internationally

Some background: I am from Norway and have recently been abroad to Germany for work that initially was supposed to last 6 months, and there was issues with the pay remuneration to my Norwegian account....
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Is it possible to apply to positions that require security clearances as a non-US citizen?

I am looking to apply for positions in the defense industry, in the US. I am a non-US citizen. Is it possible for my prospective company to sponsor me so I can hold a security clearance? Is there any ...
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How to calculate/research salary expectation when looking for a job in other country (getting out of home country for the first time)?

I am from India and last evening an HR from a Singaporean company contacted me for a role and asked me to apply on their job portal. And when I applied, they followed up with a questionnaire. Among ...
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How ethical is to interview with company B after signing a contract with company A?

Question Context I've applied for multiples jobs at different companies. Just yesterday, I interviewed with company A and today I got a phone call from the same company saying that they're interested ...
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How to document work experience in a country without testimonials?

Some Background: I would like to help a cousin of mine. Originally she was living in Switzerland, then she moved to Scotland and was living and working there for about 10 years. Now she is returning ...
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How can I maintain cooperation while declining meetings scheduled past my local bed time?

The project manager has asked me to have an every-other-week, one-on-one check-in with an international colleague in another time zone. The meeting time has been slotted for 9:45PM-11PM my time. My ...
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What exactly does 'must possess unrestricted work authorization' mean?

I've been checking out remote USA internships to apply to. Some specifically mention that even though this is a remote internship, they are not hiring candidates from outside the US. But there are ...
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Are there comparable-paying job prospects abroad for American senior developers who only speak English? [closed]

It seems like immigrants want to come to the U.S. because the I.T. jobs pay much more. But sometimes Americans go to other countries for work despite only speaking English. How rare is it for an ...
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Should I be applying to international jobs requiring a work visa right now when I know getting my IELTS results will take 1-2 months?

Here's my situation. I am interested in jobs which require a work visa, and the visa requires a decent IELTS score. Due to the scarcity of test dates, I know I won't get the results before the end of ...
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How to be hired in US company remotely

I'm a software developer living in Eastern Europe. I would like to find a job remotely working for a US company and to be paid an average US salary because in my country I currently get around 3-4 ...
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Joining a company with bad reputation

I'm going to start an internship with a company that is currently not well-liked in some parts of the world. I am kinda cash-straped, and not doing this internship would put me in a worse financial ...
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Is it worth getting a higher education to work in Europe? [closed]

I am considering the prospect of immigration to another country. I myself am from Russia and have a secondary vocational education in the field of IT and almost a year of work in the specialty, now I ...
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Inform Employer About Job Interview Abroad

I'm currently looking for jobs and one of the jobs for which I've had a preliminary interview will require me to fly to their country (Netherlands) for a final in person interview. My current company ...
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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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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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How to prevent sales manager getting involved in operational problems

I work in a small technological company, less than 25 persons, in two different countries in Latin America, clients in both of them. I'm in charge of operational issues, which means to install servers ...
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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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