This post might sound like déjà vu considering we wrote a related post about overseas educational consultants. This time it’s about overseas career consultants. No MBA, no GMAT, no admissions. Direct visa.
There was a recruitment advertisement in the newspapers for career counsellors. This was from one of the heavyweights in the international (read ‘phoren’) jobs business. They claim to get thousands of enquiries each month for overseas jobs. The pre-requisites for a career counsellor’s role seemed a little weird as they preferred prior experience in ‘Call centers(!), Sales or Counseling’ – in that specific order. No kidding. Counselling skills came at a distant third position.
I guess they were primarily looking for Salesmen disguised as Counsellors. Btw, the ad was accompanied by an internet-downloaded image of a hot chick (no patch on Savita Bhabhi though) looking across seductively.
Guys, do yourself a favour. If a phoren lifestyle is what you have in mind, go through the legitimate process. See if your current employer has offices in the country that you want to relocate to, build some news skills that are transferrable/valuable for the new role, get some new qualifications (and it doesn’t need to be as expensive as a full-time MBA). Think about finances, think about the best case and worst case scenarios.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. You might be better off being in India (fantastic opportunities for those who have the right skills) and finding ways to lead a better life. Would you agree?