So, all of my blogs (so far) have been mainly based around my experience of recruitment, living in the UK. That will change immediately, as I am going to delve into the depths of recruitment and explore and different kinds across the globe – welcome to my handy guide on Worldwide Recruitment.
Flying just across the pond to the land of the free and the home of the brave (the USA), their recruitment seems to be fairly similar to ours. Job boards and search engines are popular, as well as social media sites such as LinkedIn.
Also, similarly to the UK, companies can post their vacancies in newspapers (gasp, it’s like an old fashioned movie). This isn’t just in the physical copies of the paper, but on their online website too, giving candidates another place to find their dream job.
Recently deemed the happiest country in the world, I thought I’d look into how their companies recruit. There are many recruitment agencies in Norway, which give registered candidates maximum exposure to the jobs available to them. There are also job boards that candidates can register to and “save” their searches, allowing for them to be emailed relevant jobs.
As well as this, it seems that personal references and networking can boost a candidate’s chance of getting a job in Norway.
I’m basically going through my list of places to travel to – forgive me. According to my research it’s not particularly easy to find work in Thailand, given that it was such a low rate of unemployment. In the country, newspapers carry job advertisements, but sometimes companies will advertise roles which are already filled, and use this as their advertising.
Similarly to many other countries in the world, when applying for a job candidates send a CV and covering letter to the company.
For British people wanting to work in Thailand, a good option is teaching. The demand for English language teachers is very high, and the opportunities are countrywide. There are TEFL training centres in multiple cities in the country, providing courses for people wanting to be English language teachers in the country.
My list of worldwide recruitment is coming to a close, with the last stop on our travels being Venezuela. In this country, discrimination is forbidden in employment and job advertisements. As well as this, foreign nationals must have a permit in order to work in the country.
An interesting extra is that companies also must ensure that at least 5% of their workforce is made up of people with permanent disabilities.
Pay rates are decided between employer and employee, but much like the UK they are subject to the national minimum wage (which has recently increased by 50%).
I hope you found our roundtrip of the globe and the worldwide recruitment options as interesting as I did! While some things stay fairly similar, with job board advertising and recruitment agencies seeming to crop up in most of the countries I looked into, the difference in the kinds of jobs available (especially to foreign nationals) seem to differ.
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