For graduates who need to get a job abroad from Ghana, I believe this article would come in handy. This post is a well-research article on how to get a job abroad and are glad to share this tips with you.
There are many advantages of working in a foreign country, ranging from professional development, finance, exposure to modern working facilities and lots more. Lots of Ghanaians, who have the idea of getting a job abroad, either plan to work on permanent or temporal positions.
Becoming an expatriate is something you should be conscious of, as most countries have more advanced technologies than Ghana, you need a special skill to fit into their working environment. There are a lot of foreign recruitment agencies which you could use to get a job abroad. But the truth is that most of those applications are not being granted.
Due to the economic situations in Ghana, many Ghanaian graduates are now seeking employment options in rising market, such as Dubai, United States, Canada, Europe, and Oceanic countries. The reward for getting a job abroad is huge, but you need to do it the right way.
- 1 5 Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad From Ghana
5 Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad From Ghana
These tips outlined below can help you get a job abroad, you just have to read through this page carefully.
Target Countries with Shortage of Skilled Labor
Countries with low population and labor market should be considered first. These countries are more open to accepting workers from countries like Ghana than countries with a surging labor market and working-class population.
The idea of getting a job in the United States, and the United Kingdom from Ghana sounds tempting, but your chances are very slim say 0.01%.
Why struggle to get a job in these countries with surging working class population, when there are other countries that need your skill and presence?
Countries like Oman, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Germany and etc. all have packages that enable foreigners to come into the country as skilled workers. The program has its own requirements, and you should make your research on it. Every year, many Ghanaians get a job in these foreign countries with little or no stress.
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You Should Have Great Skill-Sets
The countries that I listed above, only accept workers with great skill sets. Whether graduate or not, once your skill is listed in the skill-shortage list, then you are good to go.
Most at times, information Technology skills top the list. The world is suddenly revolving around I.T. and many foreign firms are open to accepting people with such skills. Why not get yourself equipped with the necessary I.T skill and maybe you could get your dream job abroad.
There are so many other skills that get attention, but I think Information Technology skills top the list.
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Align Your CV with the Country’s Standard
It is worth knowing that every country has their own standard way of writing their CV – it is up to you to research it.
If you wish to get a job abroad from Ghana, then be sure to comply with the standards in your country of choice.
I believe that most foreign countries use the European format.
It is quite tasking to design such a CV, but the result is worth it if you strike a balance – i. e between your skills and the country you wish to apply to.
Your CV should be sent alongside a cover letter that clearly explains two things;
- Why you should be hired above their nationals
- Why you wish to leave Ghana and work in their country.
Once your application sounds great and your skills are top notch, be rest assured of getting a callback. We have put a comprehensive article on how to write a convincing personal statement for your CV. Check it out first if you haven’t.
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Experience and Educational Level Matters a lot
To be able to get a job abroad from Ghana, two things would aid you.
- Your Experience in your field
- Your Educational level.
Unless you are applying for an internship position – which is easier, but be sure you are well equipped in the departments mentioned above.
Online Application is great, but Offline is better
This might be money consuming but it is surely the way forward. The fastest way to get a job abroad from Ghana is to step your feet in the country of choice. When you have the experience and the skills to match, putting up a physical presence will help you faster.
It is easy to get a business Visa of 3-months, which will give you time to scout for jobs in your country of choice. Be sure to come back as soon as your visa expires.
If you can’t afford the expenses that come along with offline scouting, you can make do with online applications. There are a lot of job websites in these countries that could help you.
Comment below to get job website for any country of your choice.
I won’t suggest the use of agents. But if you get a reliable agent with good connections, then your job has been made easier
Final Thoughts on Getting a Job Abroad From Ghana
In summary, if you wish to get a job abroad from Ghana, then you need to have Skills, Experience, Information, and finally the Connection. Whichever one you have, it requires time to achieve.
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