Getting Computer Jobs Abroad

Michael Powell

Publisher: Computer Weekly, 1991, 234 pages

ISBN: 1-85384-016-5

Keywords: Personal Development

Last modified: Aug. 7, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

Michael Powell, author of the highly-successful book Considering Computer Contracting?, has turned his attention to opportunities overseas for computer professionals, whether as full-time employees or as contractors.

This book explains how to take the first step towards working abroad. The author gives general data on the computer scene, major industries and the economy in each country. Information is given about job opportunites, whether languages are required, work permits, cost of living, taxation, housing, transport, etc.

The author also covers work opportunities for partners, and other matters which could affect their decision to join you, or bring children to live in the country, such as healthcare, political stability, attitudes to women, and educational possibilities.

The book contains a list of embassies, which will help you gather additional information of relevance to your own particular situation.

Whatever the reason for wanting to work abroad — the poor weather or lack of opportunities in Britain, a desire to earn more money, or the wish to live another type of life — this book will help you plan your next move.

  • Chapter 1: Overview
  • Chapter 2: Working in Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Belgium
    • Holland
    • Greece
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • Switzerland
    • Austria
  • Chapter 3: Working in Scandinavia
    • Denmark
    • Norway
    • Sweden
  • Chapter 4: Working in the Middle East
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Kuwait
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Chapter 5: Working in Africa
    • Kenya
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
  • Chapter 6: Working in the Far East and Australasia
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • Chapter 7: Working in North America
    • Canada
    • USA
  • Chapter 8: Looking after your Family and Dependants
  • Chapter 9: Working with Agencies
  • Chapter 10: Dealing with Moving and Accommodation
  • Chapter 11: UK Taxation of Overseas Earnings
  • Appendix I: A Sample Questionnaire for Embassies
  • Appendix II: Embassy Addresses
  • Appendix III: European Computing Services Associations
  • Appendix IV: Comparative Pay Figures
  • Appendix V: A List of Agencies


Getting Computer Jobs Abroad

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: Feb. 22, 2011, 9:57 a.m.

Bought the book while living in France. Nowadays outdated, but some gems remains.


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