Thursday, December 25, 2014

How Can A Software Developer In India Get A Job In Foreign Countries

Here are some tips for the software developers in India who are looking for a job in a foreign country:

1. Be Proficient: Make sure you are on top of your game with respect to your skill. It doesn't matter whether you are a technical engineer or a functional expert, all you need to do is work hard and be proficient in your area of expertise. This is the first step towards getting a job in a foreign country.


2. Work for a Indian IT Services Company: One of the best option to get to work outside India is to work for a IT Services Company. These companies have multiple customers/ clients all across the globe and they do need proficient software engineers to work at these client/ customer locations in foreign countries.


Once you have got a job in one of the Indian IT Service Company, you will need to work your way up the ladder and do the right things so that you are selected for the Onsite opportunity.

Few tips:
  • Be prepared to work hard - If you dream to go onsite, you need to work hard. There is no short cut. Be ready to spend extra hours at work.
  • Become an SME, that is, gain the status of a subject matter expert in your team. This will come only when you have the ability to learn and improve continuously.
  • Communication skills - Make sure you polish your communication skills. This includes not only the spoken english skills but also the listening skills.
  • Visibility - Make sure that you perform well at offshore so that the client/ customer has complete visibility of your work and has confidence in you.
  • Make sure you have relevant documents, passport and visa ready. Different companies have different policies to process various types of visas. You need to have an open mind and be ready to capture the earliest opportunity.
  • Look for opportunities: Keep your eyes and ears open. Apply common sense and select the right project where you are aware of potential opportunities. Be very open in calling out to your manager that going onsite is your top priority.
3. Use your networking skills:  If you are looking to get a job directly with a company outside India and do not want to go through the IT Services company then you will have to hunt it yourself. Floating your CV to consultants is the old proven method but there are multiple ways to hunt jobs in the modern internet age. Using your own network of people is the best way to go about it.
(a) Identify all your contacts, friends, colleagues, consultants, customers etc.
(b) Float your CV/ profile and mention that you are in the market and would appreciate their help.
(c) Use the social media to your benefit, tools like :
- Facebook
- Whatsapp groups
- Twitter
- Quora,
- Blogs
- Linked in
- Job search websites for specific countries

4. Understand the work permit and visa regulations of various countries. Do not trust the consultants or new companies blindly. Never pay money to get a job. Be organized in your approach for hunting the the right job. Never underestimate any medium of communication. Use all of them to their complete potential.


All the best.


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11 comments:

  1. Hi Anand, Good article and its kind of giving confidence for me, thank you :)

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  2. Hi Anand, Thanks for sharing useful info. I am basically a mechanical engineer(Design engineering) with 10+ years of experience.I hope same approach holds good for me as well to look for opportunities in USA. You wrote "you may work with a job consultant to find direct employment in USA", can you please mention few useful consultants name in Bangalore?. Also I am looking for job opportunities in Europe. Please share your inputs on this as well..Thanks Manju

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  3. Thank you boss but I have doubt on it..can u share me how do I apply for a job abroad,actually I would like to go USA but didn't have visa but I need to go USA for job purpose in dot net.please tell me how to apply for a job.this is email I'd please share with me shkrafiq4c2 @gmail.com...

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  4. Hi Anand,
    Very good article. I am a Data Scientist working for a startup company in Hydetabad. I am looking for an opportunity to work in the USA. Can you name few job consultancies in Hyderabad.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sureshkumar

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  5. Hi Anand,
    Very good article. I am a Data Scientist working for a startup company in Hydetabad. I am looking for an opportunity to work in the USA. Can you name few job consultancies in Hyderabad.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sureshkumar

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  6. Nice articles thanks you so much ......... for sharing you knowledge and ideas

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  7. Hi Anand,
    I complet my B. Sc (p. c. m) +B.P.Ed(physical education)
    And M.A In education...
    In that qualifications ,I have any opportunity in USA...
    anandjesh@gmail.com
    +919837234380

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  8. Hi Anand,
    I complet my B. Sc (p. c. m) +B.P.Ed(physical education)
    And M.A In education...
    In that qualifications ,I have any opportunity in USA...
    anandjesh@gmail.com
    +919837234380

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  9. Hello Anand, Glad to read this article.. This will give some extra energy to those people who are confuse what to do and how to proceed for USA.

    Awesome Man. Keep Sharing this type of information..

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