Need advice. Looking for work overseas.

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  1. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    The project that I have been working on for the last six and a half years will be finished in October. I am looking to work overseas again. A lot of the services that help Americans find work overseas are not legit. Does anyone know of any legitimate services that they can recommend?

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  2. Mr.Blaze

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    good qustion what kind of work ?

    id be intrestead to maybe hong kong
     
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    close hauled you might give the link a look link
     
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    Just beware of the ones who speak with Forked Tongue and request Mucho Dinero to assist you......there are a lot of 'Scamming B+++++ds' out there just looking for the genuine Joe........ :( and England is NO exception....

    Cochise, :cool:
     
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    I am a Network/Systems Engineer with almost 20 years of experience.

    I have worked in Hong Kong. That place is awesome if you are single, which I am. I have been to just about every country in Asia Pacific. I am thinking this time of going to Europe.

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    Close, was thinking about the spirit of adventure today, remembered your post, thought to myself your not the only one in need of change.

    Network Systems engineer, sounds like a busy job, albeit exciting.

    Anywho, won't assume you've been to this page, though you may find something legit.

    I'll toss this into the mix, in case...

    Anyone can take the helm when the sea is calm, right?

    Hope things work out for ya, haul in that Europe gig, sounds super! ;)
     
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    Global Force;

    It's funny that you entered that University of Michigan site. I passed a blue and yellow University of Michigan bus on the way to work this morning. I looked at that thing for the longest time thinking; "What the hell is he doing out in the middle of nowhere?" Maybe it was a sign.

    Thanks for the State Department post too. Never thought about it.

    Yeah, life is too short. I am at a time in my life where I can do this, and I am going to make it happen. I don't want to get stuck like George Bailey.

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    Close, the middle of nowhere droppin you that sign! :eek:

    If you have the freedom to do it, set sail and catch the "trade winds!" ;)

    Ya know, most people don't think of Big Brother (tough search), but it's your tax money at work, use it ! ;)

    In case you need a place to shack-up (though I doubt it), this may be of assistance.

    "Command Your Destiny!" ;)

    Best
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    Global Force;

    Thanks for the encouragement. That shack-up site is going to help. I am already looking at places. Thanks again

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    P.S. Close, there's more than meets the eye on that state site, O.K? ;)

    (Take your time, should cover everything)
     
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    Have I helped you, did you find what you were looking for, consider a donation? :D

    Close, is this where the thread dies? o_O I've seen this happen before. Do you have a link for the "Never Ending Thread?

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    I am putting my house on the market tomorrow. I have a realtor coming by to look at it. Then it's just a case of getting rid of all my crap, and storing the rest.

    I have already decided on going to the U.K. One of the reasons is that they will let me take my cat without quarantine. :cool: The other is that I can't learn languages to save my life. So the next decision is; do I look for work from here, or do I go there?

    I could stay here and look for work both here and there. If I get a job here, I'll keep hammering away at the U.K. and bail when I get one.

    Or, I could just dive right in and jump on a plane, just me and my cat. I like this idea the most, but I do not think that it is the most responsible.

    Still go time to make up my mind.

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  15. GlobalForce

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    Get rid of all your crap, just heeve-ho (probably don't need it anyway).

    hmmm... :doubt:


    This sounds good, close to Catalina (for now). :)


    Probably right, but in your position (so long as you can afford it), what is "not responsible?" o_O


    Close, as with all things, "Right timing is the most important element." :D

    Regards lol,
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    What do you want to work as? Teacher? IT enginner? Computer admin? Air force pilot? Insurance agent?
    Look for a good job, get a good salary. Make sure u have good certificates and good academic achievements.
     
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    I've already worked overseas once before, all throughout the Asia-Pacific. I spent some time in your country, Singapore. Beautiful city, but very humid. I spent so much time in each country that I was able to absorb the culture. That is my goal now, but with Europe instead.
     
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