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What Should you Know Before Trying to Recruit Overseas


The theory goes that if you’re capable of making placements in the UK, doing so overseas must be equally possible – and therein lies the temptation. Obviously an international presence is going to appeal to candidates and clients alike, and when successful, international recruiting provides an excellent revenue stream.

In practice, however, there are a number of things to arrange or figure out ahead of time. Before you start to look seriously at actual overseas recruitment, you need to ask yourself five things:

  • How open is my sector internationally?

Ahead of any other step in the game, this is the big one. How is the market for the jobs you represent overseas? Are there nations it’s not worth looking at? Are there nations to focus on exclusively? Can you fill a role many companies are looking for or are you trying to break into a saturated market?