Financial Travel Tip #107: Finding Jobs Abroad with Globals At Work

by Nora Dunn on February 7, 2014

 

Looking for a job while you’re traveling the world at large? Whether you want to volunteer in trade for accommodation, or sink your teeth into something that pays (or a little of both), Globals At Work might just have what you want.

 

What is Globals At Work?

Globals At Work is an online job board that connects travelers with local employers around the world. Many of the jobs are seasonal or temporary, and some include accommodation and occasionally food as well.

Some examples of jobs you might find to whet your appetite:

  • Harvest jobs in New Zealand
  • Surf instructor in Fiji
  • Work in a Sydney hotel
  • Waiter in a hip New York restaurant
  • Skiing instructor high up in the Alps
  • Content editor for an advertising agency

 

Globals At Work is free for both the traveler/employee and employer to use.

 

Finding Jobs Abroad With Globals At Work

Globals At Work is similar to many of the online classified systems for the likes of house-sitting and volunteering; it’s a secure platform for the candidate and employer to connect and communicate about the job at hand.

And similar to other job boards, it’s up to the traveler to have a good profile, be quick on the draw with new postings, and put your best foot forward when contacting employers.

Visas

Dotting the legal i’s and crossing t’s is the employee’s responsibility, although some prospective employers might help with getting the necessary visas, or they may consider sponsoring or extending a working visa if you’re particularly qualified for the job.

Otherwise, you need to have a working holiday visa or equivalent ability to work in the country you’re going to. Some work-trade positions don’t require visas, and sometimes employers might not ask; it’s up to the traveler/employee to make sure all is in order.

 

Safety

Globals At Work provides a secure communication platform for initial contact. But it’s up to you to verify the employer and the job before you book your ticket. A simple online search can usually indicate if the employer is bonafide and adheres to the proper health and safety requirements.

 

 

Globals At Work was developed by global travelers themselves, who know the intangible benefits of working abroad – such as cultural exchange, and a deeper more immersive travel experience.

 

And if you can earn some money while you’re at it, all the better.

 

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Stef February 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

What a great page. I haven’t know this one before. Thanks for sharing!

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theprofessionalhobo February 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

Hey Stef – Glad you like it! Let us know here if you have any luck finding a job with Globals At Work…

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Kenin Bassart February 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

Yet another great tool to add to my long list of ways to make money :-) Thanks for the resource.

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theprofessionalhobo February 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

LOL – thanks, Kenin!

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Ian February 10, 2014 at 1:09 am

As a graduating college student, this post really helps. Great post!

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theprofessionalhobo February 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Awesome Ian! Where to first? ;-)

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John Lewis February 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Something I don’t like about registering with this site is that they ask for my birthdate as a requirement.

That means that they are one data breach away from compromising my info for easy ID theft, plus it could also be used as an age discrimination screening tool.

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theprofessionalhobo February 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hi John,
Interesting point. On the flip side, registering with a birthday could help verify you as a member, which, when being hired from abroad, is a good thing. I’m really not sure – I’ll ask the folks at Globals At Work to respond to this issue.

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Caroline February 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hi John! Thank you for your reaction. We ask for the birthdate because it helps to give a good & short overview of the user´s profile, as you would also include your birthdate in your resume when you apply for a job. Next to that we want to make sure everybody participating is at least 18 years of age. Age / birthday information is commonly required at other well-known (travel) websites as well, we feel it isn´t out of place although we do understand your considerations.
Feel free to reach out to us with any question you might still have.

Looking forward to hear from you!
Best wishes, Caroline

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John Lewis February 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

“…as you would also include your birthdate in your resume when you apply for a job.”

Not in the US, and especially not in the open on any web site. Perhaps things are different where you are based, or there are some very effective safeguards in place I know nothing about that make hacking your database impossible.

The most that is usually required here is an affirmation that I am legally employable and am legally an adult; normally this is via statement of birth year only, with full birth date provided upon actual application for position when both sides are satisfied that there is a possibility of a mutually satisfactory arrangement with safe information exchange on both sides.

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nur March 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Yes, in the USA it is illegal to ask a prospective employee their age/birthdate.

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