how to get a job abroad from Nigeria

5 Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad From Nigeria

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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.

how to get a job abroad from Nigeria

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 the 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 labour market should be considered first. These countries are more open to accepting workers from countries like Nigeria than countries with a surging labour 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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  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.

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      • I will love to get the CV format for European countries and the real links to apply for various jobs both skilled and unskilled job opportunities

  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. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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

    • 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.

  6. 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


  7. 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.

  8. 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


  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.


  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.



  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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..

  28. This is very informative and helpful. Thanks man! I will appreciate if I could get the CV format for Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

  29. Whoa, I say what a great write up from you. You are doing a great job. Please, I will appreciate if I can get a C.V format for Australia and canada alongside web address, I really wish to either work in those countries. Thanks.

  30. Nice one bro, I must admit that you’ve done a very good job. I’ve been dreaming of travelling abroad to gain more experience and working exposure since when I finished my National diploma but all my efforts weren’t successful due to financial constraint, my passport will expire in 2019. I even went to an agent who promised to help me get “foreign sponsors” but I was duped, he only get me some sites and he said I should keep apply after I’ve paid him but I realised all was fake now am through with my Hnd and I want to give the dream a shot again but I’ll prefer the middle east or a country that has a growing influence in the Hospitality industry. Please bro, I’ll really appreciate it if you can put me through so as to actualize this dream. Thanks in anticipation.

  31. Comment Text*Thanks for the enlightenment, send the CV format of Europe, Canada, Australia, Denmark & Zealand. Pls. how can a get a trusted agent to help me

  32. Nice write up, its an eye opener for me.
    God bless the writer..
    Please can I get the Germany CV format mailed to me ?

  33. am a first timer here and i appreciate every bit of information here please can i get a format of the foreign cv please

  34. Hi, I would like to commend you for such a full write up, the content is loaded with great information. Thanks a lot,, I would also need the CV format for Australia and Canada please….
    Thanks a lot.

  35. So glad to bump into your blog bc it’s an eye opener indeed. Please I will like to have the European CV format. Thanks in advance

  36. Thanks for this insightful post.
    I have 1 year experience as an IT Systems analyst and a MSc degree and am actively looking to relocate. I’d like you to send me the European cv format.
    Thanks once more

  37. Thanks for this piece of information. I will like to get the CV format for Australia,New Zealand and Canada. Please do send me the assessment portal link as well.

  38. You are doing a great job…God bless you sir. I studied Medical Radiography and will like to work in Australia,canada, Aussie or Oman…please send me their CV format and the portal address.please I will also need your direction on how to go about the whole thing…will love to move with my family…thank u sir

  39. Good work sir, I will like to work in Australia, Newzealand, and Canada, please send me their CV format and the portal address. please I will also need your direction on how to go about it…thank u sir

  40. Thank you very much for this information. It’s quite insightful. I would love to receive Australia, Canada and Oman CV formats. Thank you once again, BBB.

  41. Thanks so much for this vital information. please i would like to receive Australia and Canada CV formats. God bless!

  42. God bless you sir, Great Job as well. kindly forward to me as well, CV format for European,Australian and Canadian Jobs. Thank you Sir.

  43. This is the best tips I have ever read about possibility of getting jobs abroad. Thanks so much for sharing this information. Pls I will need the CV for New zealand, Canada and Europe.
    God bless you

  44. Comment Text*wow you are such a wonderfull person i realy enjoyed u comment sir God bless u, please can i get CV for Denmark, sweeden, or canada?

  45. Thanks for all this information Boss, can someone with hnd and with like 2 to 3 years in banking venture into this? I will need the cv format for Australia. Thanks man.

  46. Hello….Thank you for this..Please can I have the format for Australia and Canada. I really don’t have any connections tho and if u have links of where I can apply…I will alp



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