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The Benefits of Working Overseas

Post Date: 21 hours ago | Category: General Information

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As you dream about your next position overseas, know that there are some great benefits.

You’ll have the opportunity to see more of the world. The pay is typically very good. Often, there are additional funds to help with your movement overseas and allowances to assist in covering the basic cost of living.

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Philippines

Contractors working in the Philippines will find themselves in an ethnically diverse and multicultural working environment that has been influenced by Spanish, American, Malay, and Chinese cultures and traditions. The country has a highly skilled and educated workforce, and a thriving economy.

The economic boom and presence of international corporations have made the Philippines a popular destination for ex-pats seeking work opportunities abroad. The mining, construction, and tourism industries offer the most opportunities for ex-pats. Many also move to the Philippines to teach a foreign language, while call centers and other business outsourcing units are other booming sectors.

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combat zones, contractors

Overseas contracting isn’t for everyone. There are negatives to consider with the positives, and it’s important not to get overcome by romantic notions of what overseas employment might look like, or think you’re going to cash in when it’s not certain you will in combat zones. But if you have a sense of adventure, the ability to do more with less, and are up for a challenge, a job abroad may be a great fit for you.

Overseas jobs in Information Technology, Logistics, Intelligence, Training, and Security have significantly increased over the past decade, particularly in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.

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U.S. Embassy Iraq

U.S. Embassy Iraq

U.S. Embassy in Iraq is the largest, most expensive embassy ever built. It employs 15,000 people and costs $750 million to build. The Embassy opened in January 2009 following a series of construction delays. The complex is heavily fortified, even by the standards of the Green Zone. Fortifications include deep security perimeters, buildings reinforced beyond the usual standard, and five highly guarded entrances.

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How to get a job with USAID

Post Date: April 12, 2022 | Category: Around the World, General Information

Professional Overseas Contractors

This online training series is designed to answer some of the most frequently raised questions and concerns from organizations interested in partnering with USAID. Here you will find open and transparent guidance straight from USAID staff.

Whether you’re a non-governmental organization or small business just starting out, a large university looking to expand your outreach, or somewhere in between, we value your interest in USAID and want to make it easier to work with us.

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When you apply for a security clearance you find the process has become a little longer than in the past. Some clearances may take up to a year or more. You may find yourself frequently asking your security officer for the status of your security clearance. And you may find yourself wondering what those statuses mean. Here are the most common security clearance statuses your security officer will see in the system of record:

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The Benefits of Working Overseas

Post Date: April 9, 2022 | Category: General Information

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The danger and demand of contracting jobs in combat zones may have benefits worth packing your bags for. Most contractors working overseas make anywhere from $80,000  to $250,000 plus a year. Defense contracting has expanded dramatically over the last decade, particularly in the United States, where in the last fiscal year the Department of Defense alone spent nearly $316 billion on contracts overseas.

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Saudi Arabia

Living in Saudi Arabia offers contractors and expat employees and their families the opportunity to discover a new country and culture. The conveniences of everyday life, including modern housing, schools, healthcare, and shopping, are all conveniently located in company-operated communities. Recreational activities in communities are many and include golf, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, and more.

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7 myths about living and working abroad

Post Date: April 7, 2022 | Category: General Information

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There are many misconceptions about working abroad. Often, if we talk to friends or acquaintances that have been contractors in the past, they only mention the good (or bad) things about their experience.

Or, on the other hand, we sometimes only hear what we want to hear and think only about travel and paychecks. Consider some of the following myths and their explanations:

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From time to time I randomly read resumes and profiles submitted to our database. What is becoming increasingly apparent is some young professionals simply do not know how to apply for jobs. This is especially true for service members transitioning from the military.

The fundamental lack of understanding of how to sell yourself to a prospective employer could be the problem, so in this article, we are going to focus on your cover letter. Writing a good cover letter is your best shot at getting noticed. If a recruiter dislikes your cover letter, they won’t even look at your resume.

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