I work with a lot of international clients who are looking to make a move from one country to another. In many cases, these clients are not only facing the challenges associated with a typical job search but – in the case of individuals attempting to move to the States from abroad, for example – are also looking for an employer to host them (i.e. deal with securing necessary visas). If you think landing a new job is tough, try asking an employer to jump a bunch of government hurdles in order to bring you on.
The good news is that it is not impossible to relocate. People manage it all the time. However, if you are going to get an employer to take on the burden and risk associated with hosting you, you need to make it clear why you are unique – why the employer can't find someone locally who can fill the position (with much less hassle). And this is were new job search documents come in. A recent project is a perfect example…
I worked with an IT Director for a UK-based company's outposts in the Middle East. I subsequently learned that she secured an IT Management position with a corporate training services company here in the States. Of course, the job search documents we developed played just a small role in her success – her unique technical skill set and language competencies made her a very attractive candidate. However, her new job search documents helped to facilitate the process by outlining the unique value that she represented in a very compelling way. In other words, she looked like a candidate with no equal.
If you are attempting a major relocation, get in touch. We can work together to create some amazing job search documents that are sure to help with the transition.