For your convenience, it
is best to use sites which allow you to
filter the results e.g. by field of work (admin?
engineering?), area of work (Reading? New
Jersey?) and other useful criteria,
otherwise you’ll be fighting your way
through lots of disrelated positions before
you find one that is of interest for you.
Another good source is classified ads in
Internet job sites also often offer the
possibility to post up your CV for the
perusal of potential employers. Personally
I’ve not known this to yield many results,
but truth is you never know, so if this
option is free, you might as well go for it.
somewhat careful with international job offers. Thirty
years ago we all thought that 2000 will be a year where
everybody is going to have their holidays on Mars and
that our by that time perfect and happy society will
enjoy interstellar travel and intelligent intercourse
with extraterrestrial species. For whatever reason, even
a decade later this is still not the case and human
trafficking is still an issue, so it’s a good advice to
always check out the agency or company in question on
the internet for references, good standing etc., and
happily ignore offers such as “office worker wanted,
must be blonde, under 23, fun personality, likes to
dance, international travelling opportunities, no
experience necessary”. Unless, of course, that is really
what you’re seeking.
It may also
happen that a company (especially if you’re in contact
directly and not through a job agency), even quite a
creditable one, will come up with an idea that they are
just now on some project you’d be involved in, they are
just now leaving for Austria for negotiations and need
you there as a translator, let’s do this week as a trial
and then we sign the papers. Well, this really happens
and you may come back safe and sound, but you may not be
getting any papers to sign, a pittance, if anything, for
your week’s work and will just end up feeling silly.
Basically – it’s always on the safe side to sign
contracts first, after all that is why God invented
trial periods. If you or your new employer are for any
reason unhappy with the cooperation, you both have three
months to terminate your contract with no penalties
arising to either side.