Educational Consumer Tips

Employment, Overseas

Author: Better Business Bureau
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Anyone considering using a company for assistance in finding overseas employment should find out exactly what services the company will provide. Is the company offering a list of companies that do business overseas, listings of job openings or actual job placement? Are lists that include employment opportunitites current and up-to-date? Find out from the company what percentage of users get the job they desire, and get this information in writing. No employment firm can really make a guarantee of employment, and one should understand the company's refund policy in case a job is not found. Make sure oral promises are confirmed in writing. Determine from your state's Department of Labor or Office of the Attorney General if the company is required to be licensed. If it is, find out if it is properly registered.

Consumers may find names and address of overseas employers from other sources such as reference books, commonly available in libraries. They should also contact the nearest consulate of the country where they wish to work to determine the country's regulations and policies concerning the employment of foreigners.