Interested in working abroad but not sure where to start? Thanks to the internet, overseas job searches have never been easier and safer. Here’s a list of sites where you can safely search and apply for OFW jobs. The job listings are licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and are free-of-charge.
POEA Website – http://www.poea.gov.ph/
You can start by looking at POEA’s site as they have job listings available on their site though job posts are limited to a few countries only. Some posts are outdated or can’t be viewed but still worth checking as you’re assured that these job posts are legitimate and licensed by the government.
POEA has a Government Placement Branch that recruits OFWs for foreign governments and also some non-government employers. Most of these job postings are urgent so the application process tends to be faster and there are no placement fees to be charged.
You may register online at the POEA’s e-registration facility where you’ll need to submit your application documents personally at the Manpower Registry Division (Window S or T) in the POEA main office along EDSA Ortigas.
If you’re looking for a wider range of choices, WorkAbroad.ph has almost 20,000 overseas job listings from POEA-licensed recruitment agencies. Most of their job posts are for deployment in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
WorkAbroad.ph sorts jobs according to a variety of categories to help OFW job seekers find work that matches their needs:
- Latest job hirings
- Jobs without placement fees
- Jobs with placement fee via salary deduction
- Jobs for high school graduates
- Sea-based jobs
- POEA agencies
- Jobs with low application
WOrkAbroad.ph allows you to upload your resume on the site once u register your account so it’s easier for you to look for work abroad, apply for jobs, receive job offers, and get updates on the latest overseas job opportunities.
WorkAbroad.ph also has a downloadable mobile app that’s available for both iOS and Android. Besides job hunting, the site provides tips and guides for aspiring OFWs, covering topics such as achieving financial wellness, avoiding illegal recruitment, and having a successful career abroad.
JobStreet is one of the most popular job searching platforms here in the Philippines. Good news for you, this recruitment site also features overseas jobs apart from local ones!
JobStreet.com’s Overseas Jobs section has over 12,000 POEA-approved job listings for Filipinos looking for work abroad. Most of these jobs are from the Middle East, covering a wide range of specializations that include engineering, construction, finance, services, manufacturing, hotel/restaurant, and healthcare.
The platform allows you to search via the job title, skill, or company you’re looking for, and filter your search by country and specialization.
OFWguru is a relatively new international job site. Job hirings from this site are from POEA-licensed recruitment agencies, so it’s guaranteed safe. It also allows you to publish your resume for recruiters and employers to view.
OFWguru.com has its guide and blog section that aims to educate OFWs and those seeking to work overseas on what they need to know, from adjusting to a new life abroad to career and financial advice. The site also features real-life stories and testimonies from experienced OFWs that can help those who are applying.
What sets OFWguru.com apart from the others is their three-step overseas job application process that matches job hunters with a job that best fits their qualifications.
- Register for an online account on the site or via Facebook.
- OFWguru suggests jobs based on your skills and experience. Alternatively, the you can find a job abroad from the site’s database.
- When you find a job you’re interested in, a click of a button automatically sends an application to the recruiter.
Kalibrr – https://www.kalibrr.id/
Kalibrr is also known as a local job search website but they also have postings of job openings abroad. Kalibrr’s overseas job board has over 1,000 job postings from Indonesia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Seaman Jobsite – https://www.seamanjobsite.com/
If you’re specifically looking for a seafarer job, Seaman Jobsite is for you. Ithas a database of over 5,000 jobs worldwide from top maritime companies and licensed manning agencies. The site is able to sort jobs by posting date, manning agency, rank, and jobs with inter-island trade route.
Similar to WorkAbroad.ph, Seaman Jobsite also posts informative content to help seafarers get their career and finances on the right track. Articles are written in conversational Filipino to make them easily understood by seafarers.
Once you register an account on the site, you don’t need to upload a resume—just fill out the online applicant registration form. This will serve as the online resume you can use to apply for sea-based jobs on Seaman Jobsite.
All sites mentioned above are safe, legitimate and monitored by the POEA. Happy job hunting!