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COVID-19 & Finding Work Abroad or at Home

COVID-19 & working Abroad

With the current panic around the COVID-19 pandemic, we can 100% understand that there are many questions to be answered with regards to finding work at home or abroad. 

Many have already been put on temporary leave or perhaps lost their jobs altogether and things are looking to become worse before they get better.  While we may not have all the answers you need we do have a number of tips and tricks up our ever so yellow sleeves to help you keep things running. 

Together with our international clients, we have devised the best way to guarantee your health and safety. First things first let's lay down some facts on the COVID-19 virus. 

What is COVID-19? 

Essentially COVID-19 is a virus strain of coronaviruses (CoV), a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe cases. 

COVID-19 is a virus that is spread by those who are infected through respiratory droplets when they sneeze and/or cough.  It is also possible to get COVID-19 by touching the surface or an object that virus is on and then touching your own nose, mouth or eyes. 

What are COVID-19 Systems?

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Running nose
  • Fever

In severe cases:

  • Breathing problems 
  • Pneumonia 

How can I prevent it from spreading?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for a least 15-20 seconds (sing happy birthday to yourself twice and that is the perfect amount of time)
  • If there is no soap available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with those are ill
  • Stay home and isolate if you are ill
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing either with the crook of your elbow or tissue and immediately wash/disinfect your hands afterwards. 

What can I do about working abroad & working in general? 

We have discussed the situation extensively with our own team and our clients across Europe and fortunately, various measures can be taken. The good news is that despite the COVID-19 virus, numerous companies are still looking to hire multilingual talent. Feel free to check out our multilingual jobs page for more
or feel free to pop us a call for more specific news on particular jobs in your home country and abroad. 

The vast majority of our clients are going remote, so you don't have to leave the comfort and safety of your home for interviews, training and the job itself. 
Our own recruiters are readily available to help with CV preparation, interview preparation, interview questions and final process submission for all jobs we have with our clients so you are in safe hands. 

For those of you who are currently in process with us and have been confirmed to start a new job, not to worry our recruiters will be in touch with you, many of our clients are discussing the possibility of training candidates remotely or possibly changing the start date to when the coronavirus issues diminish. 

My CV needs updating first before I apply for jobs: 

Not a problem, we have all the information you could possibly need including a free CV template to download for all on our website here. 

Interview Questions & Interview Preparation:

Whether you need to refresh your memory or want to know what type of questions can be asked in specific interviews, we have it all right here, some even have examples given to us by our own recruitment team. 

Social Media presence: 

While we all might have a little extra time on our hands, not is the best time to clean up any messy evidence on our own social media channels. Make them look professional and ready for a recruiter to scrutinize. Here's how you can. 

Any other questions you have - please feel free to reach out to us on +353 15 24 24 20 

Don't forget to register with us so that we have your CV on file for when things kick back into action again