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HR Expert - Answered on Aug 03, 2023

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Shaikh Question by Shaikh on Jul 31, 2023Hindi

Hello Sir, I presently have over 14 years experience in Higher Education Academics and Administration in Indian context i.e. Assistant Professor Administrative Officer, Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar . Want to explore opportunities aboard like Gulf countries, Canada etc. Can you suggest how to start the process of job hunting. Thank you in advance.

Ans: Hi Shaikh,

It's great to hear about your extensive experience in Higher Education Academics and Administration in the Indian context. Exploring opportunities abroad, particularly in Gulf countries and Canada, can be an exciting prospect. As an expert, I can offer some guidance on how to initiate the process of job hunting in these regions.

Research and Identify Opportunities: Begin by researching the job market and academic institutions in the Gulf countries and Canada. Look for universities, colleges, or educational organizations that match your expertise and qualifications.

Update your Resume/CV: Tailor your resume to highlight your relevant experience, skills, and achievements. Emphasize your academic qualifications, administrative capabilities, and any research or publications, if applicable.

Networking: Networking is crucial in any job search. Reach out to your professional contacts, colleagues, or alumni who may have connections or knowledge about opportunities in your desired locations. LinkedIn can be a valuable platform for networking.

Explore Online Job Portals: Many international academic institutions and universities post their job openings on reputable online job portals. Look for websites specific to the education sector and use general job portals as well.

Engage with Recruitment Agencies: Some Gulf countries have specific recruitment agencies that specialize in placing professionals in the education sector. Connect with them to explore potential job opportunities.

Research Visa and Work Regulations: Before applying for jobs, familiarize yourself with the visa and work regulations of the countries you are interested in. Each country may have specific requirements for foreign workers.

Prepare for Interviews: If you receive interview invitations, thoroughly research the institutions and the specific roles you're applying for. Prepare for the interviews by highlighting your experience and showcasing your expertise.

Be Patient and Persistent: The job hunting process may take some time, so be patient and persistent in your efforts. Keep applying for suitable positions and follow up on applications when necessary.

Seek Professional Guidance: If needed, consider seeking assistance from career counselors or consultants who specialize in international job placements.

Remember, the job hunting process can be competitive, but your extensive experience and background in Higher Education Academics and Administration will undoubtedly be valuable in your pursuit of opportunities abroad. Best of luck in your job search, and I hope you find the perfect opportunity to further your career and enrich your experience.

Abhishek Shah

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Hi Mayank, I would like to keep my question anonymous. I have been working in an energy solutions-based company. It is a multinational engineering consultancy company. Our main line of business is engineering of oil and gas based refineries and related petrochemical plants. I joined this Mumbai-based company in 2015 as a trainee. I am happy with the work but my financial growth is very slow as compared to my friends working in similar companies. I haven't switched companies as on now. I am looking for a job switch both in India or abroad (Dubai/ Singapore).  I have been trying hard to find a company for a job switch but I am not getting response from anyone. I mainly try through LinkedIn and Naukri. My questions to you are: 1. Could you please advise what is the best way to find jobs abroad (because I'm tired of applying via LinkedIn). Should I take any professional help? If yes, please suggest the name of a good company you know. 2. What is the best way to switch a job in India, considering the lack of response from employers through LinkedIn or Naukri? I'll be very happy to have answers to this. Thanks and regards, Anonymous

Hi. As you work in a niche segment, your job search also needs to be focused.

Make a list of the companies where your skills are the most appropriate.  Then connect with people who work in those companies through LinkedIn. Approach them for a suitable role as all good companies have internal employee referral programmes.

Also, please understand that you should not look for a job only because of a low salary.

If your management is supportive and is willing to gradually increase your salary, then you can consider continuing here.


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