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Working outside the UK

If you're considering a career abroad or moving back to your home country, you'll need to research the overseas job market just as you would in the UK.

In particular, you'll need to know about the general timescale for job applications, vacancy sources, the methods of applying for jobs, and the CV, job application and interview formats.

GradlinkUK offers advice about the graduate job markets in Africa, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Bangladesh, Canada, China and India.

Prospects has information about working and studying in more than 50 countries. TARGETjobs also offers information about working and living abroad.

Connect with alumni abroad

Alumni living abroad might be a useful source of information and advice on how to market your international education and compete in an overseas job market.

If you're an international graduate and thinking about to returning to your home country, alumni there sometimes run re-orientation seminars for you and organise events that allow you to network with other graduates.

Our Alumni office has contact details for different networks of University alumni around the world. Social media platforms can also be a great way of developing alumni contacts.

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