Building your project
- your know-how and your qualities,
- Your motivations and your expectations.
- the living conditions
- the job-market
- the requirements for working (diplomas required, types of contracts, minimum wages,…)
Once these elements are complete, your project can take form. You can then think about what adjustments may be necessary, what additional information and/or training you may need.
Preparing your employment search
- informing yourself about the job-market and more precisely about the different sectors of activity and the companies in the host country;
- informing yourself about existing European programs focusing on job training and employment abroad
- consulting the employment offers proposed by the ANAPEC, the press, etc. ;
- Preparing for job interviews.
RULES TO RESPECT IN ORDER TO SUCCEED IN YOUR INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROJECT
- Ask yourself about what motivates you to seek employment abroad: Have you already explored all of the possibilities for finding employment in Morocco?
- Make sure that the laws of the country you are looking at permit you to work there.
- Ask yourself about what impact working abroad may have on your family life.
- Evaluate your skills, fix a clear professional objective and seek out the existing employment opportunities.
- If you are in need of technical job training, consider additional training.
- Inform yourself concerning the administrative and legal aspects of your work migration project.
- After having targeted companies, prepare your CV (Résumé) and your future job interviews following the standards of the host country.
- Always counter check your search between local sources available at the ANAPEC and the sources of the host country.
- Prepare your re-entry into Morocco before leaving the country, particularly if you have the possibility to negotiate this point with your employer.
MISTAKES TO BE AVOIDED WHEN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT ABROAD
- Call upon intermediaries who are not officially recognized by official institutions.
- Having the idea that immigration is an end in itself when your objective is to acquire work experience abroad.
- Not having consulted the current laws applicable to work immigration in the host country.
- Having the idea that you only need an employment offer or promise in order to make your project become a reality.
- Not having prepared your departure, while saying to yourself “we’ll see about it later”.
- Counting only on your professional skills, without having also considered the work culture of the host country.
- Having expectations which do not match the local habitual practices of the host country.
Define your mobility project
Seeking employment abroad means methodically building your mobility
project and identifying the needs which are required in order to make
your project become a reality.
Check that you have explored all of the possibilities in Morocco:
- your knowledge, know-how, interests, motivations and expectations; the consequences relative to your family life.
- Elaborate your professional project
- what you’ve done and what you want to do
- what you know how to do and what you would like to do
- Create your project
- the destination, the formalities to fulfill and steps to take
Steps and requirements for employment abroad
qualifications and diplomas
• Many jobs abroad require proper qualifications and previous experience.
Legislation about work migration
• Not all of the vacancies are available to be filled by foreigner’s workers.
- Searching for employment offers in the host county; In order to do this you may direct your search for offers by using the web sites and press of the target countries as well as consulting the offers proposed by the ANAPEC.(site web)
- Verify the relevance of your experience, your professional skills, your strengths and additional knowledge (languages, computer skills…) to the offer.
- Verify the physical existence of the job and the legal status of the employer: e.g. by using Kompass International or the telephone directory of the country.
- Prepare your CV (Resume) and your future job interviews: Write your CV and cover letters and prepare for interviews in the language and the standards of the host country.
Free access Information and tools in the ANAPEC agencies
- Documents and resources for on-site consultation and research including CV (résumé) writing as well as economical, geographic, cultural and administrative information on countries.
- KOMPASS International: Permits finding addresses and contact information of employers within the European Union (research possible by sector of activity, region,…)
- Free on-site use of language software: give yourself training in the language of your host country (French, Spanish, Italian, English)
- CV (resume) writing tools
- Who should I go for information?
• This shortlistingmay be done on the basis of Cv’s or by a technical and/or foreign language assessment.
• The Shortlisted candidates attend job interviews with the employer.
• Job interviews may be face to face or through a videoconference system.
Support provided to shortlisted candidates
- An information sessionabout legal work migration.
- An interview workshop.
- Technical or foreign language assessments.
- Technical or foreign language training.
- A departure workshop.
- Support in administrative procedures and departure.