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Work abroad questions

Module: Goal-setting

  1. Challenge: How do I determine my goals in finding a job abroad?
    1. Question: Who can I ask to advise me on life goals?
    2. Question: Who are my role models in life?
    3. Question: What are my potential goals in life?
    4. Question: How much money do I want to earn in 5/10/20 years?
    5. Question: What are the possible concessions I would make to reach these goals?
  2. How do I determine my quality of life goals?
    1. What are the things I want to buy?
    2. What are the activities I want to do in my free time?
    3. What is my expectation of work-life balance?
    4. What is my personal growth expectation?
    5. TBD...
  3. Challenge: How do I manage my expectations in the international job search process?
    1. What is my expectation / a realistic time frame until I am hired?
    2. What is my expectation in terms of time between hire and visa?
    3. What is my expectation in terms of time between visa and relocation?
    4. What is my expectation of salary level?
    5. What is my expectation of what I can buy at this salary level?
  4. Challenge: How do I discuss the plan with my family?
    1. Who should I discuss my migration plan with?
    2. Who should be informed about my plans?
    3. Who will advise me on my plans?
    4. What can I prepare before involving my family?
    5. What is the expected time frame to get all involved stakeholders aligned?

Module: Resume writing

  1. How do I create my resume?
    1. What software tools do I use to create my resume?
    2. What is the structure I choose?
    3. What information is essential?
    4. What information isn't necessary?
    5. What information makes me unique?
  2. How do I include the relevant information?
    1. What information is relevant to include for HR people?
    2. What information is relevant to include for hiring managers?
    3. What information is relevant to include for co-workers?
    4. What information do I include in my cover letter?
    5. What work examples do I include?
  3. How do I prove my hard skills and experience?
    1. How can I demonstrate my hard skills?
    2. How can I demonstrate my experience?
    3. What certificates have I received?
    4. What online courses have I attended?
    5. What certificates can I get before I start applying?
  4. How do I show my soft skills?
    1. How can I demonstrate my soft skills?
    2. What are some practical examples of my soft skills?
    3. How can I show my leadership skills?
    4. How can I demonstrate my education skills?
    5. How can I demonstrate my management skills?
  • Task: Create your skill profile
  • Template: Resume skill profile
  • Task: Create your resume
  • Template: Resume document
  • Task: Collect feedback on your resume
  • Template: Resume feedback form & sheet

Module: Job search & application

  1. How do I use relevant job boards and talent platforms?
  2. How do I find relevant jobs?
  3. How do I determine if an employer is in need of my qualification profile?
  4. How do I determine if an employer will sponsor my visa?
  5. How do I send employers my application?
  6. How do I include the necessary documents?
  7. How do I conduct unsolicited applications?
  8. How do I stay motivated while sending many applications?
  • Task: Create a job search schedule
  • Template: Job search schedule
  • Task: Create a job list sheet
  • Template: Job list sheet
  • Task: Create your job application sheet
  • Template: Job application sheet
  • Task: Draft your cover letter sections
  • Template: Cover letter sections
  • Task: Collect feedback on your cover letter
  • Template: Cover letter feedback form & sheet
  • Task: Create an online test to-do list
  • Template: Online test sheet
  • Task: Stay motivated through your job applications
  • Template: Job application motivation cheat sheet

Module: Interview & hiring process

  1. How do I prepare my devices for remote interviews?
  2. How do I prepare for and conduct the pre-screening interview?
  3. How do I prepare for and conduct the hard skills interview?
  4. How do I prepare for and conduct online tests?
  5. How do I prepare for and conduct the soft skills interview?
  6. How do I prepare for and conduct the cultural fit interview?
  7. How do I prepare for and execute brainteasers?
  8. How do I prepare for and execute case studies?
  9. How do I follow up after interviews?
  • Task: Prepare for your pre-screening interviews
  • Template: Pre-screening interview cheat sheet
  • Task: Prepare for your hard skill interviews
  • Template: Hard skill interview cheat sheet
  • Task: Prepare for your soft skill interviews
  • Template: Soft skill interview cheat sheet
  • Task: Prepare for your cultural fit interviews
  • Template: Cultural fit interview cheat sheet
  • Task: Prepare for brainteasers
  • Template: Brainteaser cheat sheet
  • Task: Prepare for case studies
  • Template: Case study cheat sheet

Module: Website design

  1. How do I determine my personal marketing & branding?
  2. How do I determine the need for a personal website?
  3. How do I determine my personal website content?
  4. How do I schedule creating my personal website and the application process?
  5. How do I determine the relevant tools to create my personal website?
  6. How do I configure some of these tools?
  7. How do I design my personal website?
  8. How do I collect feedback on my website?
  • Task: Configure the website services
  • Template: Website service configuration checklist
  • Task: Design your website
  • Template: Website design checklist
  • Task: Collect feedback on your website design
  • Template: Website feedback form & sheet

Module: Content creation

  1. What is relevant content to put on my website?
  2. How do I write articles for my website?
  3. How do I define the target audience for my website content?
  4. How do I collect feedback on my articles?
  5. How do I create small software tools?
  6. How do I share design templates and creations?
  7. How do I promote my website content?
  8. How do I include my website content in my job applications?
  9. How do I find a job through content?
  10. How do I make money with my content?
  • Task: Plan your website content creation
  • Template: Website content creation plan
  • Task: Brainstorm website content topics
  • Template: Website content topics sheet
  • Task: Plan website content promotion
  • Template: Website content promotion plan
  • Task: Design template & tool
  • Template: Template & tool design plan

Module: Visa & relocation process

  1. How does the visa & relocation process work?
  2. How do I determine which documents are required in the visa & relocation process?
  3. How do I contribute to the visa & relocation process?
  4. How does the employer contribute to the visa & relocation process?
  5. How do I prepare for my visa appointment?
  6. How do I prepare for my relocation?
  7. How do I find an apartment in the new city?
  8. How do we find work for my spouse in the new city?
  9. How do we adapt culturally in the new country?
  10. How do we connect to people in the new city?
  • Task: Create visa & relocation document checklist
  • Template: Visa & relocation document sheet
  • Task: Prepare visa appointment at consulate
  • Template: Visa appointment cheat sheet
  • Task: Find apartment in the new city
  • Template: Apartment search sheet
  • Task Prepare for local culture in the new city
  • Template: Cultural alignment cheat sheet

Module: Migration without employment

  1. Why can a visa without employer sponsorship be useful?
  2. How does a self-application work?
  3. Which countries are welcoming self-applying immigrants?
  4. How does the process work in the United States?
  5. How does the process work in Canada?
  6. How does the process work in the United Kingdom?
  7. How does the process work in Germany?
  8. How do I design a business model for entrepreneurship-based visa categories?
  9. What documents do I have to prepare for my visa self-application?
  • Task: Create your visa self-application strategy
  • Template: Visa self-application strategy
  • Task: Design a business model
  • Template: Business model design template