Technological advancement has indeed hastened globalization these days. The world is becoming smaller as more people are connected. Most countries around the globe are opening up their borders to welcome foreign workers. Inspired by the success rates of those that have moved to foreign countries, most Filipinos think that life is much better outside the Philippines. However, It is good to note that not all the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who find it all rosy in these countries. This begs the question therefore what does it for one to be successful in these countries.
Surprisingly, international recruitment consultants who source for foreign labor for many companies agree that while credentials may come in handy, they are not the exact recipe for success in a foreign country. The main reason why one is able to land successfully in a foreign country has an excellent positive attitude.
One of the business psychologists says that successful expatriates are those who are fast adaptable to their new environment. The ones who have a positive mindset. Therefore, for those who are seeking to move to a new country they should be ready for the new challenges that they will face in their new country of residence. Being able to cope with your new life as a foreigner is far more important than your qualifications for the new position.
It is critical for overseas Filipino workers to have an open mind in regards to the changes that might come with immigration. Not to mention the requirements required by the immigration such as the OEC Balik Manggagawa Certificate. The international recruiters’ advice to migrants is not only to be concerned by the new job that they are taking over but also the kind of life they will lead abroad. There is always a new disruption that comes with moving to a new country before one is able to adapt to their new surroundings. Those who are able to survive this shock cycle in most cases end up successful.
Therefore, if you are contemplating to moving to another country as an overseas Filipino worker, it is important that you start preparing early. Have an open mind to whatever challenges that may come your way. It is good to understand that it will never be easy at first but eventually the circumstances will change, and it will get better. Again, you might have to start lower than you anticipated before you get to where you wish to be but with a positive mindset you will get there.
Lastly, it is good if possible to be in contact with a person you can reach out to in that country. Knowing that you have someone whom you can turn to when it gets hard is not only comforting, but it might also come in handy when things get a little bit hard. The above are good tips that may help you succeed in an overseas country.