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5 Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad From Nigeria

5 Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad From Nigeria

For graduates who need to get a job abroad from Nigeria, I believe this article would come in handy. I have had the opportunity of asking questions from people who were fortunate to get a job abroad from Nigeria. They gave me some excellent tips, which I would want to share right in this article.

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Getting a job and working in a foreign country has lots of advantages in your professional development and finance. Lots of Nigerians, who have the idea of getting a job abroad, either plan to work on permanent or temporal positions.

The choice to become an expatriate isn’t something to joke with. Remember that most countries have more advanced technologies than Nigeria, so you need to be ‘special’ to get hired. I lots of Nigerian graduates throw in their resumes to many foreign job sites and hope to get a callback. The truth remains that the foreign job market doesn’t work that way.

Due to the economic situations in Nigeria, many of Nigerian graduates are now seeking employment options in rising market, such as Dubai, United States, Europe, and Oceanic countries. The reward for getting a job abroad is huge, but you need to do it the right way.

Look at Tips to Get a Job Abroad From Nigeria

 

Target Countries with Shortage of Skilled Labor

Countries with low population and labor market should be considered first. These countries are more open to accepting workers from countries like Nigeria than countries with a surging labor market and working class population.

The idea of getting a job in the United States, and the United Kingdom from Nigeria sounds tempting, but your chances are at 0.01%.

Why struggle to get a job in these countries with surging working class population, when there are other countries that need your skill and presence?

Countries like Oman, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Germany and etc. all have packages that enable foreigners to come into the country as skilled workers. The program has its own requirements, and you should make your research on it. Every year, many Nigerians get a job in these foreign countries with little or no stress.

You Should Have Great Skill-Sets

The countries that I listed above, only accept workers with great skill sets. Whether graduate or not, once your skill is listed in the skill-shortage list, then you are good to go.

Several times I have seen many Information Technology skills top the list. The world is revolving around I.T, and many foreign firms are open to accepting people with such skills.

Just last year, two of my friends who are Software Engineers were called up by a German firm to come work for them. It was an all-expense paid employment. There are so many other skills that get attention, but I think Information Technology skills top the list.

I suggest some of the skills mentioned in this post

Align Your CV with the Country’s Standard

It is worth knowing that every country has their own standard way of writing their CV – it is up to you to research about it. If you wish to get a job abroad from Nigeria, then be sure to comply with the standards in your country of choice.

I believe that most foreign countries use the European format, which you can get “By commenting below ”.

It is quite tasking to design such a CV, but the result is worth it if you strike a balance – i. e between your skills and the country you wish to apply to.

Your CV should be sent in alongside a cover letter that clearly explains two things;

  • Why you should be hired above their nationals
  • Why you wish to leave Nigeria and work in their country.

 

Once your application sounds great and your skills are top notch, be rest assured of getting a callback.

Experience and Educational Level Matters a lot

To be able to get a job abroad from Nigeria, two things would aid you.

  • Your Experience in your field
  • Your Educational level.

Unless you are applying for an internship position – which is easier, but be sure you are well equipped in the departments mentioned above.

Online Application is great, but Offline is better

This might be money consuming but it is surely the way forward. The fastest way to get a job abroad from Nigeria is to step your feet in the country of choice. When you have the experience and the skills to match, putting up a physical presence will help you faster.

It is easy to get a business Visa of 3-months, which will give you time to scout for jobs in your country of choice. Be sure to come back as soon as your visa expires.

In a situation that you can’t afford the expenses that come along with offline scouting, you can make do with online applications.

I won’t suggest the use of agents. But if you get a reliable agent with good connections, then your job has been made easier

 

In summary, if you wish to get a job abroad from Nigeria, then you need to have the Skills, Experience, Information, and finally the Connection. Whichever one you have, it requires time to achieve. I will still come up with some of the skills that can help you achieve your dream of working abroad.

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About Obinwanne Umunna

A professional freelance writer, a sales speaker, and a youth & development consultant. I write to inspire, show readers the possibility that abounds for them; while also entertaining them with stories. Please if you want me to speak at any event, seminar, or be of help, please reach me on +2349086050663.

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95 comments

  1. This is great. thank u for the information. I ll be grateful if i can get the European Format.

    I am a first time reader of ur blog and i can say without mincing words that I value your content.
    Thank u for the enlightenment.

  2. meeen, have been searching for some write up like this ..ure unique thank you please send me the cv format as i look forward to getting a job i canada…one love

  3. one love umubiafra

  4. Nice one. I look forward to work in Canada and will love to get the CV format.

  5. Quite an interesting blog. Please send me the European format of cv writing

  6. Good writeup. keep it coming.
    please I will like to get the CV format for Australia and Canada

  7. i will like to have the european cv format too. Nice write up.

  8. Good morning. Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing. I will be glad to get the CV format for Australia and Canada. Thanks
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  9. Thanks for the eye opening information. please send me a copy of the European CV format.

  10. High Bro…Can i get the CV format too.. Thans

  11. Please I need the cv format too.

  12. It’s good to always share good information, nice one. Would love to view the European format of CV writing and further information on working and residing in Australia.

    • I am not to knowledgeable about the permits and residing law governing Australia. But you can always see it on their immigration portal. The link I shared now is just to get a job there, which is one of the ways of getting a Visa. Don’t fall for the antics of Agents, you can always do it yourself.

  13. Good. Can I have the CV format

  14. Nice information. It’s really handy.

  15. Good work bro. l am interested in moving to Australia for a good job. I am serious about it. what is the sure way to achieve this, as a graduate? A friend told me of IELTS test. I need your advice.
    email: henryik47 @gmail.com

    • You sure need the IELTS test. Nigeria is not regarded as an English speaking country. So the IELTS test will help prove your English proficiency. But you also need to test your skill points on their immigration portal. I will find the link and give it to you. Please expect it in your mailbox soon.

  16. Thanks for sharing such vital information Sir. Please I would like to have the European CV format and other relevant details that could help mr fulfill my desire to relocate to Australia or some of the other Countries with shortage of skilled workers

    Regards,

  17. Indeed, information is power. Thank you for the piece. I would appreciate if you could send a copy of the CV format to me via my email address.

  18. Good work you are doing to assist so many. Pls i will like to get the cv format for Canada and Australia .
    Looking forward to ur mail

    Thanks

  19. thanks for the your detailed information. please ill also like to have a format of the European CV.

  20. Interesting. Please I will like to get d format for Australia n Canada. Thanks

  21. okechukwu chinwendu

    pls i will like to get the CV format for Australia

  22. impressive . please kindly send me all informations on cv format and all
    thanks

  23. nice one Mr Biafra BushBoy may God bless you for this. Kindly inbox the CV format

  24. Need the European cv format please.

  25. Will live to have the CV format

  26. Adeniji Adedeji Steven

    tnks for your enlightenment honestly this is big eye opener for me please i too would like to get the cv format

  27. Thanks for this information, please I will be glad if I can get this CV format
    Best Regards

  28. Please send me a copy of the European cv format. And thanks for sharing what you know with others.

  29. Please send me a copy of the European cv format. And thanks for sharing what you know with others. God bless you.

  30. please send me the c.v format. thanks for ur sharing

  31. God is really using you to touch and save lives. May God bless you abundantly. Please can I have a copy of the European CV format

  32. It’s quiet nice. I want to travel to Australia and get a good paying job. Can u pls tell me the things to do and I still need the Cv format.

    • I will try to get the point test portal, and from there you will see the things you need to do. Once you reach the required points, you can then write your EOI (Expression of Interest) and send in your application. I will find the link and send it to your mail. Thanks for stopping by.

  33. Wao…lovely and informative Write-up..keep it up bro…
    I will also appreciate it if I can get the European CV format. Thanks so much

  34. Bro, thanks for the info. I would like to get the format.

  35. Thanks for the Info, Please I will like the CV format as well…..THanks

  36. Quite an interesting blog. Please send me the European format of cv writing

  37. Thanks for the information. I will appreciate it if I can get the CV format of the above countries mentioned.

  38. Nice write up. I would appreciate if I can get the european CV format. Thanks

  39. It’s great reading your article. It’s my first time visiting your blog via nairaland . It will be pleasurable if I can get European CV format. Thank you for the enlightenment..
    Also I will like to know if there are chances for undergraduate also and who are ready to school abroad also… Thank you.

    • Undergraduate education is one of the fastest means to get work permit in a country like Australia and Canada. But bear in mind that it is very expensive tho. I suggest you handle the processing yourself. Don’t give it to any agent.

  40. I quiet appreciate this information. Kindly extend the European CV format to me.
    Thanks in anticipation

  41. thanks for the information. I will appreciate it if I can get the CV format of the above countries mentioned.

  42. Hi. I’m interested in the European CV format in a bid to pursue a career in Canada or Australia. I look forward to your kind support.
    Cheers!

  43. Hello All, The Document will be sent to your various Emails. I sincerely appreciate you all for reading. Any difficulty, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Cheers.

  44. I appreciate your write up. I will want to work in Australia, please email me all the procedures. Thanks

  45. Great write up! Please send the CV format. Thank you

  46. This is quite interesting, would appreciate if you can send me the CV format of the above countries mentioned. Thank you

  47. I appreciate your message, Sir! Kindly, send me the CV format, many thanks!

  48. I have gone through your write up,Sir! I sincerely need a format of the resume standard for Australia and German, thanks!

  49. Good write up. Great job.
    Please I will like to get the CV format for Australia and Canada and also every other possible documents or details which I would require in seeking for a job in both countries.

  50. very informative. I want to travel to Australia and get a good paying job. Can u pls tell me the things to do and I still need the Cv format.

    michael

  51. Okoli-Ijeoma Onyedika

    very informative, please i will like the CV format for Australia and Canada

  52. Please I need cv format of Australia and Canada, thanks.

  53. Nice write up bro, kindly help with cv format for Europe, Australia, Canada and new Zealand. Also help with other necessary info and doc needed

  54. Please am interested in the Australia job opportunities… Kindly send me the format for the CV and where I could take the test you talked about…. Thanks for the big reveal

  55. Please, help with cv format for Europe, new Zealand, Australia and canada

  56. Thanks for the eye opening Information here.. Very enlightening.. Would be nice to hear more from you with regards to the CV formats and any other useful tios .
    God bless for the nice job.

  57. Nice one Biafra boy. I would like to have the European CV format. are Non graduates qualified to work in these countries? Is it applicable to New Zealand?

  58. Nice one, can you send the CV format to me.

  59. Nice one oga pls need d CV format in my email

  60. Stephen Osas Joshua

    Good job brother. Nice info. I am interested in the European format please. Regards.

  61. hello, good morning biafra bush boy. thank you for the info. please can I get the cv format for Canada, Australia and New Zealand?

  62. Pls thanks for the info i really appreciate am planning on travelling to Australia soon,i read you post on Nairaland Forum ,pls can you send me format to update my CV to Australian standard and also how can one apply for UNSKILLED job in Australia,i need to know please
    All the ones on the Site are all Skilled jobs,hope i get your reply soon…

    • Hi petar, thanks for your comment. You can only get unskilled jobs in Australia when someone over there recommends you for a job and helps you in sponsorship or you travel down there either on a tourist visa and get the necessary connections that you need. Aside that, you can’t get unskilled jobs like that from outside the shores of Australia. Whichever method you wish to use, goodluck to you.

      I will send the format later during the day. I have already sent to some other readers here. Please help and like my facebok page.

  63. This is great, please can I have the European CV format? Thank you.

  64. To those who commented, please just take out time to like my facebook page. Thanks so much.

  65. Informative and great, I express my interest in the CV format, and please keep up the good work. Thanks

  66. This is my first time of reading on your blog and I must say i am highly impressed. please i would like to get the European cv format as i would like to work in Australia, Canada or New zealand

  67. nice update, kudos, pls may i ask for d cv format for Australia

  68. Please I need the CV format for Australia

  69. Thanks for the update and advice. Please i need the CV format European countries. Australia, Canada etc.

    Also on how to do the IELTS test.

    Thank you

  70. You are doing a great job on this your blog, Keep it up Bro. Please I would like you to detail me everything concerning moving Australia; asin things to do and things required. I will like to have your number too. Thanks Brotherly . I pray for more strength to excel

  71. Lovely right up bro. I need your contact. Would like to follow up on calls and emails for your guidance if it’s not too much to ask.
    Kindly send the CV format. Thanks

  72. Thank you for this info.
    I am a 1st time reader of your blog.
    I really would like to have a template of the C.V format you talked about and the Australian portal.

    WR,

    Kola

  73. Great write-up! I believe all these foreign countries require u to have written English speaking tests like toefl or ielts, right? Kindly send me the European cv format for like Denmark and Netherlands, hope dey will accept predominantly English speakers?

  74. Good write up. Great job.
    Please I will like to get the CV format for Australia and Canada and also every other possible documents or details which I would require in seeking for a job in both countries…thank you.

  75. Hello Sir, I just came across your blog via NairaLand, Good information I must confess. Welldone Sir & God bless for this insightful write-up. Please I really need the Canada &Australia CV format to help me in jobs search abroad. Thank you & God Bless!

  76. Hello, please I’d love to get the cv format too

  77. Hello, please I’d love to get the cv format too

  78. Nice one bro.. keep the good work going, am proud of being an Igbo and am proud of Biafra, the land of the rising sun!
    I need the European CV format, am a mechanical engineering graduate looking forward to move to Canada, I need your advice, directions, links and assistance in anyway possible.

    Thank you..

  79. Cv format. Thanks.

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