(Closed) Job application questions

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would put the part about you moving to the country in the first paragraph after the statement of what you are applying for and where you found it… before you go in to your qualifications. As for the wording, I am not a fan of stating that the new country will provide more opportunities. It seems, I dont know, greedy? I think the first sentence keeps it short and to the point.

As for salary, I always address it as, “With my qualifications and experience, my salary expectations are in the low ____ range. This amount is negotiable.”

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, and I would close with when you are available to start and that you are free for a face-to-face on the days in which you are visiting.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Will you have the appropriate visa to work where you are moving once you get there? Or will the company be required to sponsor you?

If you already have a visa then I’d put all this info about moving at the end of the cover letter.

If not, I’d make sure the position is open to those potentially requiring work visas.

I would also state when you will be in the area and that you would love to meet with them face to face.

I’m not quite sure how to approach salary other than to just put it in there, something like “I would expect starting salary for this position to be $x.” Keep it simple and straight forward.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ladyartichoke:  Depending on the country you are moving to, it might be illegal to apply for work without a work permit unless the company is specifically looking to sponsor someone. 

I know at least to all the jobs I’m applying to here, there is a disclaimer that says “Unless otherwise stated in the advertisement, you must already have authorization to work in this country.”

Also, if upon reaching the border of a country they find out you are there to interview or look for work and do not have a work visa, they may be able to turn you away and refuse you entry. Just some things to be conscious of.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ladyartichoke:  I think you are probably ok, but be prepared for them to ask you about a visa. Depending on the country, the position, and the industry visas can be easier or harder to come by. 

Just make sure you do your research first, I know most companies here would not even take a second look at me if I didn’t already have my visa, but not all places are like that. 

I wish you the best of luck!

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