Women should be vigilant when going for overseas jobs

What women in Sri Lanka should know before going abroad for employment

What women in Sri Lanka should know before going abroad for employment should be simple, easy and available to all.

Women in Sri Lanka can often get carried away when it comes to employment opportunities overseas. Many such opportunities are dressed up to show as attractive and easy to obtain.

With the current economic downturn, many women in Sri Lanka are eager to travel overseas for jobs – but what they need to know is that such na effort can be dangerous until and unless they know what they are going to be employed for.

Check the following tips before making the decision to go for overseas employment – some of them can be deadly for women in Sri Lanka.

Check the credentials of the company /organisation providing employment –

Do your homework before you commit yourself to an overseas job. Who is providing the employment at that end? Who is co-ordinating the effort? Do they have a safe footprint in Sri Lanka or overseas? Do your own research before you make the decision. It is always a good and a safe step to do this before you enter the next phase of committing yourself to the job.

Is the job verified and genuine?

Check with the agency that is providing the job. What does the job entail? This must be done once you verify the agency or the organisation providing the employment.

Many women in Sri Lanka get caught in scams that are actually not what is presented to them as employment. Again, do your own research and check every job for which you intend to apply for.

Be financial savvy about the expenses involved –

Do your own research on the financial involvement and the cost. It is good to be financial literate and to know what kind of a financial commitment is needed from you. Check out the entire process of the investment involved, where what goes before you take the decision. Too many get caught out in scams and lose their hard earned money.

Be sure that this is what you want in the long term –

Don’t make desperate decisions – make sure this is what you want.

There are other avenues – entrepreneurship, other jobs, online work and several other options. Do consider them all before you take the decision to go aboard for a job.

When you make desperate decisions or based on someone else’s experience, you maybe making a wrong decision.

Be sure of what you want and what you are going for.

Ask others about their experience –

Do some digging into others who are already there – ask them for recommendations and feedback. This way, you will know what you are getting yourself into.

Make sure that the job is genuine, that others are already working in similar positions and that no one is out to rob you of any money.

If all of us do our homework right, chances are that we would not be scammed through human trafficking rings and other shady operations.  Make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into.


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