How do I find a job abroad?

Question by Ashton Hellwig: How do I find a job abroad?
I am looking for a job for my father in the following countries/territories:
Sweden, Japan, Iceland, Hawaii/Alaska (U.S.), Norway, Finland, United Arab Emirates (Dubai/Abu Dhabi), Russia, Thailand, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan (Republic of China).
No jobs in the teaching or hospitality industry. He has a degree in Engineering and Business. Previous jobs include Project Manager of Aviation and working with various airports. He has 25 years of experience in Aviation (Not a pilot). Don’t ask about language requirements, once a job is found we will work that out.
Where can I find somewhere to look for jobs in those countries?
Thanks for your help.
I’ll add another country, Greenland.

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Answer by Emma W
I really don’t think employment agencies are scouring the Yahoo Answers page for potential employees. Getting a job abroad is pretty difficult, especially since the unemployment rate in some of these countries is at an all time high.

Your best bet I believe is to contact the American Embassies for each country.

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Question by : How do i become a police officer?
Im a 18 years old. i live in Norway , that’s in Europe , I am an american and norwegian citizen. I can’t write or talk english fluently but I think im good. I moved to norway when i was two. I want to study in the us to become a police officer, do i need to take a TOEFL test,and other tests?.( Im thinking about test that foreign people have to take )
And what do i need to study to become a police officer? and how tall do you have to be ? I am 5″2 is that enough?

Thanks Jasmine :)

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Answer by ?
The height/weight may be a departmental requirement and would depend on each department. Requirements here also depend largely on the state and jurisdiction. As far as the TOEFL test I’m not sure what that is.

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4 comments on “How do I find a job abroad?

  1. Firstly go out and beat some people up, preferably dark people.
    Then learn to drive like a lunatic.
    Learn to drink heaps.
    Learn racial profiling and xenophobia.
    You”ll be good to go then.

  2. First of all you need to decide which state you want to be a Police Officer in. Second, you need to meet that agency’s minimum qualifications, and then you just need to apply. Every state has its commission on peace officer standards and training that regulate the training that is required of one to pass before becoming a police officer in that state. Most agencies have a battery of tests that you must pass before you can proceed into an extensive background check. Then, if you are hired, you attend a training academy for about 6 months. At the academy, you are taught the basics of police work and how the US constitution and the ten amendements apply to such work. It is a para-military style of training and is somewhat similar to basic training or boot camp, but less intense. After successful completion of the academy, you move on to a field training program where you ride with an experienced officer for about 14 weeks. Here you apply everything that you learned in the academy with the close supervision of your field training officer. This phase of training is also tested, and you are evaluated daily on various aspects of your performance. Some agencies require that you have a two year degree or a set number of college units before you can apply. All of the above is typical of California Police agencies. Training and hiring process vary from state to state…

  3. To become a police officer, the standard requirement for most major police agencies seems to be a minimum of 60 undergraduate hours, although some allow substitution of military service, and a Bachelor’s degree may be preferred (generally required for federal special agent positions). Height requirements are no longer common. Some agencies have age limits, for federal jobs it is 21 minimum and 37 maximum. Any major is acceptable, but Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Sociology, or Psychology may stand you in better stead. Smaller agencies may have a high school requirement. The agency normally provides training, but some states may have private academies (like TX). There are more applicants than there are positions. Those meeting the minimum requirements may not compare well to the best qualified applicants. Many agencies have increased pay levels for higher education, and higher education facilitates promotion.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required for federal special agent positions (very few exceptions). Any major is acceptable, but computer science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or Psychology, may stand you in better stead. I recommend that individuals major in psych and minor in CJ (even though I majored in CJ, BS & PhD). I attended an agency-sponsored Masters program for an MS in management. GPA, work experience, ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITTING (TOEFL is not required anywhere I am familiar with), and graduate degrees are what determine who gets hired for federal positions. And, there are always more applicants than positions. Those meeting the minimum requirements may not compare well to the best qualified applicants.

    The FBI likes lawyers and accountants, but they hire from various backgrounds ( Other federal agency job announcements should be available at; acceptance of applications is cyclical.

    You must have no felony arrests, and many misdemeanor arrests are also disqualifying. And, a domestic violence conviction will be disqualifying. Any prior drug use of any sort may be disqualifying, although exceptions are possible in some agencies. There may be a written exam, medical exam, polygraph test, physical fitness test, drug test, minimum eyesight requirements, psychological evaluation, oral board examination, and full background check. As I said, there are always more applicants than there are positions, so it may take many application submissions to get an acceptable job (at least it did for me). Contact the agency directly or look for their website, which will list their employment qualifications and requirements.

  4. You need to apply, once you do that, everything you need to know will be given to you!!!! I think being a 5-2 police officer is not idea, there is a thing called “command presence” at 5-2 you do not have that!!!! You will encounter elementary school aged children you encounter that will be taller then you!!!!

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