“I’m going to be moving to another country later in the year and I’m concerned about how to find a new job quickly. Any advice?”
There are some things you can already be doing in advance of the move and that is researching your new market. You will already be able to get a sense of the types of roles available and what the expectation is in terms of knowledge and experiences required. Start by viewing the job boards that advertise roles as well as prominent organizations in that country that hire project managers.
Next, contact PMI and find out about chapters in the country you’re going to be moving to. Luckily for you, PMI is a global organization so there will be representation there. The great thing about this is as soon as you land you will have access to the local project management community – enabling you to acclimatize quickly. You may even consider volunteering, which would work wonders in helping you build a network quickly.
The nearer you get to the move date; you can also start applying for positions in your new country. The recruitment process can sometimes be a long process so there is no harm in starting yours early. This will also allow you to start gaining some feedback on the recruitment process in your new country which can be used to readjust your approach for the next opportunity you apply for.
*Previously published in PMI’s PM Network magazine