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In every nation, people are looking for jobs. Unfortunately, it takes more than getting a great degree to find a comfortable job. Generally, people move to new places to have a better career or future. Several people have had to move to a foreign country before finding their dream job! In other words, countless immigrants have succeeded in their profession abroad much more than they would have had if they have stayed in their country of origin.
When certain immigrants and/or international people migrate to new countries, the challenge of finding a new career path is sometimes very difficult. This is because international people must compete against native professionals in the job market. When cultural barriers and linguistic trials come into play, launching and promoting the diaspora in the workplace can be very tough.
This global problem is more alarming for the immigrants and refugees, even if they are well educated, legal, properly documented, well qualified, and ready to work. For instance, in a foreign country, the need and pressure to satisfy the basic daily needs cause some diaspora members to focus on temporary and easily-accessible opportunities, therefore neglecting to strategically work on long term plans that could allow them to achieve their dreams. At times, job opportunities are available, but job seekers just don’t know how and where to find them. This is because many jobs are posted on closed networks, websites or career placement centers that are hard to reach particularly by the least informed people. Additionally, accessing recruiters can be challenging if the job applicants must pay a fee before finding the opening positions. Regrettably, few people really take advantage of career opportunities in their surrounding areas, and consequently, people are not always able to reach their full potential.
A solution is needed for this global problem. That’s where DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) comes in. Indeed, amongst many other things, DiasporaEngager is an international platform that aims at helping people to have direct and better access to career development possibilities wherever they live. This global diaspora platform also helps them to find tools to strategize and progressively work toward their career goals. DiasporaEngager allows career recruiting services to post their job vacancies so that they can be matched with appropriate and qualified job seekers. Moreover, DiasporaEngager connects job seekers to professional training centers that will help them define, improve, and succeed in their career path.
Other job search and placement opportunities or services available on DiasporaEngager include job search tips, job recommendations, CV or resume improvement, and internships, fellowships that can help someone to get a job or a promotion. On that platform, people who need mentoring can find others who can mentor them, whereas those who have skills and expertise can mentor the needy as well. For instance, the diasporas often need help to find the appropriate job while at the same time, they can assist people from their home country in resolving some professional needs.
In our next post, we will dive into more strategies to help address the unemployment challenge! Meanwhile, if you would like to join us in this effort and/or use DiasporaEngager’s platform to solve a problem, please register a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. For any questions and or suggestions, please email [email protected]