How to Prepare for and Apply to Jobs Overseas -

The idea of working overseas is attractive for a lot of people. Before taking the plunge, consider the challenges that come with it. The difference in tax regimes, the type of visa you need, and language barriers are some of the biggest issues you will face. International tax professionals and lawyers can advise you on taxation and legal issues. If you do not have strong foreign language skills, you should start learning or brushing up on old knowledge. You will likely be competing for jobs with others who have another native language and solid English skills.

Another element to look into is differences in expected qualifications and degree classifications. In the U.S. and Canada, an individual’s degree often does not match their profession. In most other countries, individuals are employed in their area of study.

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