How to Find International Jobs On Monsterby Contributor
Many job seekers are looking for jobs all over the world, not just in the United States. In order to facilitate an international job search, Monster offers you ways to identify global listings throughout the world.
Create a Job Search Agent
Start your job search by logging on to the Monster Web site at the home page (see Resources below).
Click "Log in" and enter your username and password when prompted.
Use your mouse to hover over the "Find Jobs" tab. A drop-down menu will appear. Select "Job Search Agents."
Click the link that reads "Create a Job Search Agent."
Enter your job search criteria, including keywords, excluded words, job category choices and company names when applicable.
Choose the link to "Show All Global Locations."
Select the country or countries you would like to search for international jobs in. Note that if you hold down the Control key (Mac-users should press the Command key) while you are selecting, you can choose multiple countries at once.
Select "Save & Run."
Use Caution When Making Your Decision
Research international companies as thoroughly as possible to avoid getting caught in a scam. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) publishes a list of scams to look for on the global employment market (see Resources below).
Weigh the cost of moving and living overseas against your current lifestyle. Make sure that the currency exchange, health benefits and standard of living are something that you are going to be able to deal with for the duration of the position.
- Use a job search agent instead of searching blindly through all the jobs listed on Monster. This will save you time and effort, as well as narrow your search only to jobs that you would be interested in.
- Try to search for international positions that have an office or are based in America. This way, you can verify the validity of the job prior to leaving and can even interview stateside instead of overseas.
- The likelihood of scams increases with the distance of the job. Chances are, if the job is with a company that you've never heard of and sounds too good to be true, it is. Check with Monster's job seekers information pages to find out more (see Resources below).