Work VISA for Telecom Engineer
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Apr 25, 2012 7:42 PM Last Post By: pratyeka
Apr 23, 2012 1:06 AM
Apr 23, 2012 6:34 PM
Apr 25, 2012 7:42 PM
2It's not always easy, but stay motivated. The only difference between most people and those who succeed in forging interesting paths in life is generally persistence.
From your name I am assuming that you are Indian. That's not the easiest passport to travel with for work purposes, but it's far from the worst, either. Indians face a bit of bad attitude in the technical area because some western countries' workers feel insecure in the face of competent and cheap labour, others simply find cultural differences too much hassle to deal with in the workplace. This is by no means unique to Indians. The general way past these barriers is to focus on doing a good job and being professional.
Keep in mind that from the perspective of a foreign company, a local hire is often easier since they can interview in person, know the cultural background of the prospective applicant, and don't have to deal with visa issues.
There are basically five ways I can see to get abroad.
1. Multinationals are often a great source of relocation options. Getting hired by one of these and just being honest with them: "I am looking to work overseas for some time and would like to know if you can offer a short or medium term career path with this outlook". Particularly in India though, this might be less useful since there are so many Indians crazy about working for multinational companies and Indian corporate structures can be quite bureaucratic.
2. Certain countries offer eased migration paths for skilled workers. For example, Australia's Skilled Occupation List lists at least six occupation categories under the 'Communications' section under which you could potentially apply. When you apply under such a scheme, the government and/or a prospective employer will want to see solid evidence of strong understanding and experience in the area (eg: work experience with a large or reputable company, project output, capacity to explain and problem solve within the field in question)
3. Travel somewhere you can get a temporary work permit. I am not sure how many countries grant these to Indians, but the way to check is to go through consulate websites. You might have excellent luck with Southeast Asian countries with established Indian communities and Indian cultural influence.
4. Get married to someone from another country. This generally grants you working rights in that country pretty quickly, or instantly.
5. Travel somewhere on a tourist visa, then seek a sponsoring company who wants to hire you to support your application to alter your visa to a work-capable one. This is not always possible, and sometimes requires leaving the country and re-entering, but is definitely sometimes possible.
Remember, it's all about persistence. Don't give up. The world is large and rewarding. The fact that you are posting here shows you have a strong enough interest to make this work. Just keep at it!
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