The opportunity to pack bags and take a one-way ticket to the land you only heard about but never so is exciting and frightening. Luckily, the internet gives you numerous ways of interacting with features in that country so that it does not feel strange at all. Globalisation has its good things after all. Filipinos are moving overseas for greener pastures and supporting their families. Jobs abroad can pay a much as four times what you would earn at home. Besides, working abroad is easier since you have so many jobs to choose from and there is a shortage of workers. However, there are a few tricks worth knowing as you prepare and start your journey of moving overseas.
You are going to start a life, and you are probably going to get time to amend many things later on. Therefore, you only need the basics and money. There is no need to sell almost everything at home. Similarly, you do not need to pack everything and show up at the airport with a dozen suitcases. You do not want to come with so many things based on your life in the Philippines only to realize that things work differently and the renting costs are very high. Meanwhile, a small package allows you to remain agile and responsive to any job opportunities coming your way when you are abroad.
Handle all your papers while you are still at home
Some people make a mistake of going abroad and then working their way out to qualify for residency and working permits. Explore the overseas working agencies and consultancies available to you before you embark on your expatriation. Be aware of any policy changes. For instance, the OFW Balik Manggagawa Certificate that was valid for passing through immigration is now redundant, and you need the I-DOLE or OFW ID. Such issues might get you off-guard when you fail to plan well. ON the other hand, they can give you a head start in your future career as you would have no issues with the immigration department.
Anticipate the need for settling in
Unless you have a job offer ready for you as soon as you land, you should give yourself at least a month to learn the country. Therefore, you may opt to travel earlier than your first day of work so that you can acclimatize to the conditions of the new city and its people. You might learn a few more tricks and tips that help you settle and save you money in the long run. Arriving early lets, you learn the best places for living so that you improve your safety while lowering costs. You could get friends and turn them into housemates. Local friends can help you with transportation, food, a job, and information.
Learn about what is not available
Knowing what you are going to miss is important so that you find ways of compensating. For instance, you might get fast internet but not have the option to use your local number hence the need to buy a new one. Do not be surprised when some things work on the contract basis instead of the pay-per-use basis or vice-versa. Early arrival and searching online and among friends for information can save you these challenges.
Focus on these tips for preparing and transitioning to your overseas job as a Filipino worker and things will turn out fine.…