I know a lot of people of friends and relatives working abroad. Having worked as an OFW before, I know the hardships a lot of our ‘kababayans’, our folks, goes through.
Going abroad and work in a foreign country is a life changing experience. You’ll be able to learn a culture, know a new language, see new places, and meet new people.
Of course, the monetary aspect is one of the main reasons why Filipinos would leave everything in their homeland to work abroad.
You’re going to have to get out of your comfort zone when you travel and there are a lot of challenges along the way.
It is not easy for being an OFW and yet, if feels like a necessity, especially for those who want to improve the quality of their lives. There’s not that much opportunities in the country, so this is understandable for most Filipinos.
For this post, you’ll learn all the necessities and requirements that OFWs need to fulfill. Here, you’ll learn about the following:
What type of overseas jobs can you qualify
How to find overseas work
Making use of the government agencies like Tesda, OWWA, POEA
Avoiding illegal recruiters
Types of Overseas Jobs
Before you apply for a job for overseas placement, you first need to determine your skills and qualifications. This will determine if you can qualify for needed work in another country.
OFW Jobs fall into two major categories, skilled and unskilled.
The skilled worker is someone who has expert knowledge acquired for specified work. Notably, they’ve finished formal education from university or college. Skilled workers may have also underwent training in technical school or they may have also learned their expert skills on the job. Skilled workers often have higher wages.
The unskilled laborer basically refers to the part of the workforce that has limited, minimal or no skill. Unskilled workers generally have lack or have lower educational attainment like elementary or high school. Unskilled workers basically are offered with lower wages.
Most OFW jobs require some sort of certifications (college or trade school) for both skilled and unskilled workers. If you’re unskilled you can undergo short training from
TESDA, in that way, you can get a certificate.
However, if you generally have years of experience of certain skills and you also have significant references, that should be enough to help you get employment abroad.
Here are the most in demand OFW jobs abroad:
Food Service Workers