Marketing Yourself To International Employers
As a UK educated student you have a particular set of skills that you can take overseas to market yourself to employers in other countries. These include cultural awareness, languages, communicating across difference and adaptability. Think about how you have demonstrated these skills whilst at QMUL and add these examples to your CV or cover letter when making applications.
Read more here about each of these skills and how you can market them to an employer
International Job Search
Finding a job overseas is best done by a combination of searching for job vacancy adverts and networking with individuals in that country.
Job vacancy sites
Lists of over 1 million internships and jobs in countries across the world and information about professional networks and recruitment processes in each country.
Careers Tagged, for an online library of websites about everything from visa regulations to job search sites in specific countries. Enter 'international students' into the search box for general resources or your country of interest if you are job searching overseas.
Our jobs board, where you can search by country as well as type of job role
EU Blue Card
The EU Blue Card Network gives you a means to work in an EU country. You upload your CV on the EU blue card website for EU employers to look at. If they like you they will get in touch. After interview if they decide to hire you they will also provide a work visa for their country.
You can work in the USA over the summer an a part time job, internship or after graduation for up to 12 months via the J1 visa scheme. Read more about it by clicking through to our blog.
Gradlink Africa / China / India / Malaysia/ South East Asia : all the Gradlink sites contain country specific job hunting, a network of 300+ employers globally, success stories and job vacancies. You can build your CV online and upload it for employers to see.
Going Global, for job and internship vacancies across the world, and well as information on work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice... and much more!
Facebook group for Mandarin speakers, with updates on events and opportunities. When you request to join, you need to make sure your FB profile states which university you are at.
An online professional network. You can use the advanced search function on LinkedIn to find QM alumni who work in your country of interest and get in touch with them for an email, skype or phone conversation. You can use this to get tips on how to job search in that country and ask if they can connect you to anyone else in the sector of work you are applying to. Check our events calendar to see if there are any workshops on LinkedIn you can book into here. Download our helpsheet on LinkedIn.
QMUL alumni networks
Sign up to the alumni networks to connect with alumni in other countries. They are often willing to give advice and make introductions.
British Council Facebook group for updates on networking events here and in your home country for students who have studied in the UK.
Local social networks
Online social networks are increasingly good places to network with locals and employers and find out about jobs. Find out what it used in your country of interest the most. You can read more about this here. Going Global lists professional networks for each country which run events you can attend and meet people.