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How to get out? organizations, recruiters, job fairs, etc..

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  • Added on: December 4th, 2010
Hi,

We spent 15 months out of the US, but that was almost all just continuous travel. Now we'd like to live abroad for awhile. The most obvious way is getting a job someplace.

We're too old for entry methods like WHV (*sigh*) but young enough to get permanent residence visas in all the places I've looked at so far. I've run through immigration web sites for places like Australia and NZ, and been looking around at information for places in Europe as well as Japan, but would be open to working many different places outside the US.

My most salable skill set is as a sysadmin (IT work), so I'd use that if possible to get someplace and then figure out what else we might do.

Lots of expat sites I find seem strongly oriented towards people in the UK. I haven't been turning up a lot for those of us in the US who would like to work abroad.

Any recommendations or pointers towards organizations, recruiters, or job fairs, especially in the SF Bay area would be welcome,

Cheers,

Zeke

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  • Added on: December 29th, 2010
I've worked OCONUS for five years now in the IT field. There's plenty of need for Sys Admin's out there. Look at sites like Dice.com and even Clearancejobs.com under international locations.

Provided you can qualify for a US Government clearance, the market really opens up OCONUS. Anywhere the US government has a large base that isn't a combat zone (Germany, Japan, Korea, Columbia, England, Italy) is a potential location for travelling with family. Germany in particular has a lot of IT work with AFRICOM standing up. In addition to using the sites, pay attention to the companies advertising and then contact the recruiters directly. It's a semi-hard niche to break into, but I see people doing it all the time.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling



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