Monday, January 21, 2013

Work permit jobs are coming to Overseas Exile

It's a beautiful world out there
Photo Credit: Bert Kaufmann
It should come as no surprise to those familiar with how blogging works that this site is popular enough that I am regularly contacted by companies wanting me to advertise their products or services to you. As a general rule I've shielded you from this, but I've made exceptions a couple of times for those willing to provide a relevant guest blog post (not all of those are corporate, of course). Now I'm willing to make another exception because it solves a major problem that many of my readers have.

How do you find a company that will let you move abroad?

What I've wanted to do for a long time is to be able to regularly post international jobs here, with a particular focus on jobs where the employer is willing to sponsor international candidates. One company in Western Europe has contacted me and is hoping that my readers match their hiring needs. There are a couple of final details which are being ironed out, but it will work like this.

I'll create a "jobs" page on this site, listing the jobs available. Currently these will be front-end and back-end software development roles, but in the future, who knows? If one of the jobs strikes your fancy, you'll drop me an email and we'll set up a time for a quick phone/Skype call. On the call, you'll be asked a few questions to make sure that you know what you're getting into. You'll also be given more details about the nature of the work. You will be able to ask some questions regarding logistics, the job, or "what the heck is like living in another country?"

I then forward your CV and/or cover letter.

The company will take over from there and arrange full interviews. If you get an offer, they'll sponsor your work permit and help with your relocation costs.

This has been in the works for a long time and I'm hoping this will be successful — if for no other reason than helping people live their dreams.

Please note that I am not a recruiter; I'm an expat consultant. I won't be judging your ability to do the job, the company will. My job will be to find people willing to move to another country.


  1. Much needed! I'll refer my readers when it's up and running.

  2. That's a wonderfully generous offer, Curtis! I hope it goes well for you, and I sincerely hope you make a few bucks out of it. All the best.

  3. Amusing that I spotted your G+ post after failing to google something similar. As a European geek, I'd be quite keen to find North American (who aren't Google/Fb) or Kiwi sponsors. I've lived on the continent, but am keen to see further grass.

  4. Great idea Curtis! Maybe you've already done this...but if not, can you do a post regarding a European 'CV'. Although...they're probably different from one country to another.

  5. Finder's fees can be rather large percentages of the new hire's salary. Smart racket you're getting into :-)