How To Be An Expatriate In Malaysia

Searching for a job is not a walk in the park, more so if you plan to do it overseas. Most countries do not even allow it and if you get caught, you might be deported back to your home country and in severe cases, even get blacklisted. So, what do you do if you want to try your luck for work abroad?

There are various ways to do this, this article will help foreign jobseekers find less risky and legal ways to work in Malaysia. As a destination hub, Malaysia attracts a lot of foreign visitors, others visit to relax and refresh, others prefer to stay longer because of the calm atmosphere. Again, since overstaying in a country can get you extradited, here are ways you can stay longer by getting employed in Malaysia without risking deportation:

1. Check job postings online

If you want to work in Malaysia, try checking the internet for open job postings or career opportunities. Various websites offer free job finding services online which you can filter to specific countries you want to work in along with other options to suit your preference, such as laman web Kerija. This may be a long process but with patience and perseverance, you will achieve your objective. Just be wary of online scams and check the legitimacy of the websites.

2. Recruitment Agencies

Another way for you to work in a country of your choice is by going through recruitment agencies. There are two ways to do this, one is by using online recruitment agencies which will work like number 1 but with online assessments to assist you on your job hunt. The other way is doing it old school, by going to actual recruitment agencies and undergoing assessment interviews to find the work suited for you. This is one of the most effective ways to look for a job abroad. The only catch is that most agencies will require payment for services once you get employed. Still, the service fee will be worth the price if it gets you hired.

3. Use your network

Messaging application and the other social media platforms are not only sources of funny memes, but can also be a way for you to widen your network. Your friend or your friend’s friend might be working in Malaysia and may know a vacant post suited for you and that may be a start of the career you are dreaming of. Compared to the first two ways, this is more of a long shot but again, there is no harm in trying. In addition, other sites and applications are designed to connect people from different backgrounds and locations for employers and employees to explore career and hiring opportunities, so make the most out of these sites. 

4. Become a paid volunteer abroad

This is a new concept where organizations working for advocacies search and hire qualified volunteer workers from around the globe. Though most of these paid volunteer works require a higher degree of qualification, more and more young professionals are inclined to try this. It is unconventional but still a good way to work overseas.

This video shows the types of volunteer abroad that you could try out that will be very life changing:

With different ways to look for work abroad, it is still a very challenging endeavour. The uncertainty and the waiting at times become taxing. However, once you have achieved your goal, it will definitely be worth the wait. Not only because of the monetary factor but also because of the new experiences you will have in living in a different country, interacting with different people and immersing in a different culture. All of these and more awaits future expatriates. So, keep searching and working toward your goals.