Worldwide Jobs

Tips on Finding a Construction Job Overseas


Finding a construction job abroad can be a daunting task, but there are many opportunities around the world and thousands of companies are looking for talented people like you.

Whether you’re young and just starting out in the workplace or are an experienced professional, check out the options below.

1. Check the passport of your parents and grandparents.

If your parents or grandparents are of another nationality, you can often get a passport from the same country yourself. This means that you can work there as soon as you have received the passport.

2. Enter a holiday work visa.

Many countries offer this option for 18 to 30-year-olds, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. You could work in three or four different countries each year and gain invaluable experience as you travel the world.

3. Become a skilled migrant.

Several countries are lacking skills, most notably Canada and Australia. They often offer a category of skilled migrants that allows talented individuals to apply for a permanent residence permit in the country if you have certain skills, for example in civil engineering or geotechnics.

4. Apply directly to companies.

Many multinationals and international companies have recruitment grants. They employ skilled people from abroad and take them abroad.

5. World Cup, Olympic Games, and major infrastructure projects.

Consider countries where major infrastructure projects are underway. For example, thousands of skilled professional positions are available for the World Cups in Brazil and Qatar.

6. Earthquake zones.

There are currently thousands of jobs available in New Zealand, most notably construction and engineering positions in Christchurch, New Zealand. Capabilities include civil constructor, construction meter, quantity meter, CAD surveyor, senior civil engineer, project manager, and senior planner.

7. European Union, Africa, and the USA.

The European Union is expected to invest in infrastructure that will create many jobs abroad. In addition, the United States will reinvest in road and rail infrastructure for the future primarily high-speed trains and many commercial developments along the route that will create thousands of jobs across California.

USAID plans to invest in Africa by creating many construction jobs for African people. China also plans to invest, and Japan wants to get a little more grip on the continent by investing in government buildings, roads, railways, dams, and airports.

8. Think outside the box.

Create your own video on YouTube to see how many hits you get by promoting your video with your experience in building, plastering, construction management or electrical installation. Send this video with your request to your ideal global construction company. This distinguishes you from the other applications.

In summary, there are many alternatives available when looking for building and construction jobs [] abroad. If you have the determination and passion for travel, you can make this happen.