How to find paid short-term job abroad

At times you may find yourself in need of short term job. Perhaps you just moved to somewhere and you need some quick cash to get settled in and finance your move. Or maybe you need some extra money to supplement your full time income or finance your holiday spending spree. No matter what the reason, you can find a number of short-term job opportunities in your area or abroad.

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According to Ms Lauren Fitzpatrick – a writer, expat, and former working holiday addict setting up shop in Australia, about the experiences to get quick job abroad.

The number one question I got when I first started traveling was “How can you afford it?” There was a pervasive misconception that travel = vacation = expensive, and it couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Besides staying at hostels, cooking my own food, and opting for the cheapest form of transportation, there was one trick to making my long term travel sustainable: short term jobs.

“Short term” is a relative phrase, so for the purposes of this article we’ll define it as a job that lasts for up to three months. These jobs are ideal for people on a gap year, because they allow you to hunker down for long enough to save up a wad of cash, then continue on your travels.

Running out of money? Get a short term job (and a gap year budget). Curious about what it would be like to live somewhere? Find a casual position that allows you to extend your stay. These usually aren’t the kind of jobs that build a career, but they open up new avenues for life experience. Here’s how to make it happen.

Preparing your self about some things to bear in mind:

1. Lose the Expectations:

You may have to do work you wouldn’t otherwise have done, so be open to it. If you’re picky about the type of job you want, you may find yourself unemployed. The type of job becomes less important than its benefits… and I’m not talking about health care.

Will the boss hire you? Will the job pay you enough to do what you want to do next? Does the time frame fit into your schedule? These are the questions to focus on, not “how will this look on my resume?”

2. Resume Prep:

Speaking of resumes, have plenty on hand. Keep them in a slim folder that fits in your backpack, so you’re always ready to produce one if needed. I used to keep mine in an internal zipped pocket against the frame of my bag, the flattest space available.

Not all prospective employers will ask to see a resume; in fact, most probably won’t. But it never hurts to be prepared.

3. Get Your visa in Order:

Are you legal to work in this country? If not, think very, very hard about whether or not you should be looking for work. Getting caught working without a valid work visa can lead to deportation and fines. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

4. Know Your Skills:

Think about your unique skills and how they might apply to short term jobs. Do you speak another language? That might give you an edge. Do you have experience working on a farm? Use it. Do you know how to surf? Use it. Did you wait tables in college? Use it. Are you a skilled rock climber? Use it. Can you type extra fast? Use it!

Most of my short term jobs came from being in the right place at the right time, and being willing to put myself out there.

Knowing your skills can help inform your job search — for example, someone with a background in legal services would have better luck canvassing law firms for short term administration work than a culinary student. We’ll talk about types of jobs later on, but use what you know to stretch the boundaries and come up with new ideas.

5. Discover VIKKY App:

Vikky is an application that allows you to advertise short term jobs, displaying locations on the map from chores such as electricity and water repairs, houses, gardening, etc. to deliver goods from one place to another.
Vikky draws on a route map that connects the departure and destination (such as the itinerary), allowing the recipient to easily find a task suitable to their flight. Or a carrier could get more goods on the way to their destination.

Vikky also allows users to filter by industry category of interest, or by language of use. Just change the language, for example to Chinese, the Chinese community in the world will see each other regardless of geographic location. This also helps communities to be separated, and not messing up together. Users only need to choose the work nearby which suits themselves, apply for it and wait for the response of the employers. When both sides have agreed, the work will be carried out. Workers receive their earnings when work is completed.

Worker or outsourcer information is valued by the community, which enhances the reputation of the employer and the poster, contributing to the reduction of false or fraudulent information. However, only individuals who have traded through Vikky can judge the others, this is the way to avoid phony assessment.

Participants in Vikky are very diverse: from ordinary housewives, students, students, engineers, mechanics, to companies that need to recruit short-term workers, and even those who travel, long-distance truck drivers, and even Uber, Grab drivers. Airbnb’s owners can also hire a cleaner with Vikky. Or guests of Airbnb can also rent bicycles, find guides, etc. through Vikky.


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