Working and studying abroad

Explore the links below to find out about the job markets, typical employers and vacancy sources as well as work experience all over the world. The Employability and Careers Centre holds general information on working and studying abroad or visit the online resource careers information library.  

The working abroad section, in the TARGETjobs website can help you answer your working abroad queries and point you in the direction of useful sources of information on working and living abroad in specific countries.   Find information on language requirements, where you can work, job hunting tips, application methods and visa basics. 

Packed with country-specific career information, each guide has been developed by a local career specialist, updated annually, and features recommended websites and detailed resource descriptions for vital employment topics including:

  • Job search resources: general and specialized job sites, job fairs, newspapers that publish job ads, government employment offices, executive search firms, and temporary staffing agencies
  • Country employment outlook and key industry trends
  • Top company listings: corporate profiles of the largest employers including NAICS descriptions, revenue and full contact information
  • Industry-specific trade and professional organization information: issues of special concern for foreign professionals, education requirements, trade associations and industry web sites
  • Business resources: trade councils, chambers of commerce, and other professional and social networking groups
  • Work permit and visa regulations
  • Finance and compensation information: taxes, housing, transportation, cost of living, medical insurance, vacation/leave, pensions, social security
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines and examples
  • Interview advice
  • Cultural advice.

Please note: students and alumni may create a personal account from a computer on campus and afterward use that account to log in to Going Global country career guides and USA and Canada city career guides from any computer off campus through the same links listed above. To register please visit Going Global country career guides. For alumni, who are currently far away from the University and who have not managed to register with Going Global during their studies, please contact the Employability and Careers Centre at careers@surrey.ac.uk and we will assist you with setting up an account.

The USA and Canadian city career guides fast track finding employment opportunities within the largest and most dynamic metropolitan areas in North America. Each City career guide features recommended web sites, professional resources and reliable statistics on:

  • Job search resources including: online job sites, local branches of staffing agencies and executive recruitment firms, career fairs, newspapers that publish job ads, and government-sponsored employment offices
  • Metro employment overview and key industry trends
  • Major employer profiles with detailed contact information and full business descriptions
  • Business resources including trade associations, chambers of commerce, and other professional and social networking groups
  • H1B visa application listings organized by both USA state and metro areas
  • Cost of living information
  • Work permit and visa regulations
  • Resume writing guidelines and samples
  • Interview advice
  • Cultural advice.

Please note: students and alumni may create a personal account from a computer on campus and afterward use that account to log in to Going Global country career guides and USA and Canada city career guides from any computer off campus through the same links listed above. To register please visit Going Global country career guides. For alumni, who are currently far away from the University and who have not managed to register with Going Global during their studies, please contact the Employability and Careers Centre at careers@surrey.ac.uk and we will assist you with setting up an account.

For more information on how to use Going Global download our user guide.

Going Global also offers online training which could be accessed via the following links:

Working abroad section, on Prospects contains the following information about 30 countries:

  • Job market
  • Job vacancies
  • Teaching 
  • Internships and work experience
  • Volunteering 
  • Australian visas and immigration
  • How to explain your UK qualifications to employers
  • Working conditions.

International

Our international students have access to all of our general services, including individual careers advice, applications and CV help, access to job vacancies and events. In addition, we offer one to one advice on postgraduate study.

Find out more.

Vacancies

Job hunting is a competitive activity with employers looking for applicants who can offer the most. It is also an evidence based process where employers seek information about activities you have done in the past to provide evidence that you will be able to use a skill, quality or knowledge in the future.

Find out more.