Job hunting either for local or overseas employment requires some
sort of capital - time, money and overall effort. Since many Filipinos want to
work abroad for the higher salary, many of them are willing or expect to spend
quite a huge amount in the process of job application.
They view it as a business venture where jobseekers
need to shell out some money before they reap the rewards.
However, the wise jobseeker knows that overseas job hunting does not
necessarily have to be costly. Here are some ways to
save money while applying for an overseas job:
Search andapply for
a job online. Online
jobsites save job seekers the trouble of going from office to office
just to submit resumes. It is especially recommended to applicants living in
far provinces so they won’t have to travel to Manilaor to other far places just to submit an application.
Online job application is much cheaper than the
traditional method because one can search for job
openings and send an application to multiple jobs in one sitting. To get the
most out of online job application, one should make an effort to complete the
online resume. The resume should include a picture, correct contact numbers and
essential keywords related to one’s profession. Take advantage of the benefits
ofonline jobsites, register at WorkAbroad.ph for overseas jobs or to JobOpenings.ph
for local jobs.
Look for agencies that do not require
placement fee.Mostrecruitmentagencies would ask for
placement fees equivalent to a worker’s one month salary. This is approved by
law as the process of sending a worker abroad is an expensive business. However
there are also a number of agencies that does not ask any placement fees to the
applicants. They can afford to do this because they have convinced their
foreign employers to shoulder the applicant’s fees. List of Recruitment Agencies that does not charge
Apply on countries that prohibit
charging of placement fees. There are foreign countries that prohibit recruitment
agencies to charge placement fees to applicants. Some deploying countries such
as United Kingdom (UK), Australia and some parts of Canadaprohibit collection of placement fees. Target these countries if you do not
want to pay placement fees.