See below for some of our favourite resources for international students looking for jobs. A number of general sites are listed, or you can scroll down for country/region-specific information.
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General Information for International Students
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
Offering advice and guidance direct to international students and raising awareness of the benefits that international students bring to the UK.
Information and advice page – https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice
This is an online platform which you can use to take online courses to build skills and knowledge in particular areas. Some of the courses are free to access, including this module on ‘Preparing for Work’ for international students studying in the UK – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-uk-preparing-for-work
Useful advice on key areas including visas & permits for international students looking to work in the UK and more – https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/international-students
General Information about Working Overseas
Going Global Country Career Guides
Consisting of country-specific career information, each guide has been developed by a local career specialist, updated annually, and features recommended websites and resource descriptions for vital employment topics including:
- Job search resources: general and specialized job sites, job fairs, newspapers that publish job ads, government employment offices, executive search firms, and temporary staffing agencies
- Country employment outlook and key industry trends
- Top company listings: corporate profiles of the largest employers including NAICS descriptions, revenue and full contact information
- Industry-specific trade and professional organization information: issues of special concern for foreign professionals, education requirements, trade associations and industry web sites
- Business resources: trade councils, chambers of commerce, and other professional and social networking groups
- Work permit and visa regulations
- Finance and compensation information: taxes, housing, transportation, cost of living, medical insurance, vacation/leave, pensions, social security, and more.
- Resume/CV writing guidelines and examples
- Interview advice
- Cultural advice
Visit http://www.goinglobal.com/ for a publicly-accessible version. If your careers service subscribes to Going Global you may be able to access a fuller version through their website.
Passport Career is a great resource for students thinking about a global career.
If your university subscribes, you will find advice and guidance on over 80 countries, have access to monthly webinars and get career, CV, application and cultural advice. Countries covered – Angola, Bahrain, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Zambia.
Their helpful blog is here, and you can check if you have full access by going to your careers service’s website.
Country guides for many countries worldwide, including:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the USA.
What are your options for finding graduate jobs and internships abroad? Will your degree be recognised in a different country? How do you go about moving overseas for work? In this section, specialists from AGCAS answer your working abroad queries and point you in the direction of useful sources of info on working and living abroad in specific countries. Find information on language requirements, where you can work, job hunting tips, application methods and visa basics.
Countries covered include:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the US.
GradLink is the essential place for learning about graduate opportunities and connecting with graduate employers across the world. It is your essential link to careers and jobs in your home country and beyond. Your GradLink check-list:
- Search and apply directly for jobs
- Build and/or submit your CV for our employers to search using Go-CV!
- Research the graduate job market in your chosen country in our advice section
- Find out about the latest international students′ careers news and events
- Use our social media for latest news/jobs and to connect with other international students in the UK
GradLink currently includes sections for China, South-East Asia (ASEAN), the Gulf, Canada, Africa, India and Bangladesh. Further country sections will be added in the future.
Global Career Company
Global Career Company are a recruitment consultancy specialising in Africa, MENA, Asia and Central Europe.
Region-specific ResourcesAfrica & the Middle East
GradlinkAfrica | Job opportunities across the continent, with detailed information on Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
GradLink ASEAN | GradLink ASEAN is a specialist careers website for students and graduates from Southeast Asia who are studying in the UK, providing links with employers and jobs in the ASEAN countries.
GradLink China | for Chinese students and graduates who have studied at an UK university. There’s an employer directory, a guide to industry sectors and placements
Joint University Hong Kong Careers Service (JUCS) – connect Hong Kong students in the UK with employers at home and organise events.
LockIn China – information on job vacancies, events, the Chinese job market and helpful tips for people looking to start a career in China
GradMalaysia.com | website providing jobs, internships, information and advice for students and graduates.
GradConnection | is a resource for international students who are looking to find graduate jobs and internship positions Graduate Jobs in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. By registering with GradConnection you can search for tailored career opportunities based on your nationality and your degree.
GradLink India | GradLink India is the award-winning specialist careers site for students and graduates from India who have or are studying in the UK. It is the essential place for learning about graduate opportunities and connecting with graduate employers in India who are keen to recruit UK-educated Indian graduates.
GradLink Bangladesh | GradLink Bangladesh is the specialist careers website for students and graduates from Bangladesh who are studying at universities in the UK. It is the essential place for learning about graduate opportunities and connecting with graduate employers in Bangladesh.
EURES: The European Job Mobility Portal | Information about living, studying and working in Europe, with a database of job opportunities
‘Ready to Make the Move? What you need to know about living and working abroad – and so much more’ | this e-book produced by EURES has extensive information about working overseas in addition to tips and advice for finding work in all current EU countries.
North and South America
Vault.com | Vault contains information about a wide range of careers and industries, in addition to ‘Top Employer’ rankings and company profiles covering a number of industries. The free site can be accessed here, but if your careers service subscribes you may be able to access additional resources.
TalentEgg | Student jobs and graduate jobs site for Canadian students and new graduates seeking internships, entry level jobs & summer jobs in Canada.
GradAustralia.com.au | The top 100 graduate employers in Australia, plus detailed information and insider tips and insights on how to apply.