Finding an overseas contracting job is difficult and there are no shortcuts to getting hired. Following a proven strategy will definitely help you.
Here’s what you need to do and how Danger Zone Jobs can help you (like we’ve helped more than 30,000+ members since 2005).
Whether you’re new or an experienced contractor looking for jobs in places like Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other high-risk overseas locations, you’ll face five challenges:
- Finding job leads, hidden jobs and the companies with contracts that hire your job field.
- Networking with others.
- Staying current on what’s happening in the overseas contracting industry.
- Keeping up to date on new and pending contracts.
- Applying directly to companies the way they want you to.
⇒Danger Zone Jobs helps you with all five.
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Finding job leads, hidden jobs and the companies that hire your job field
There are basically two strategies for finding jobs.
First, you find out which companies hire your job field and be in their system so they find you before they post the job somewhere else.
Danger Zone Jobs has a simple way to help you with that. We go through 300+ overseas contracting companies and determine what they hire. Then you can quickly browse a list of 160 job fields and see which companies need your focus.
Once you pick the companies, you are taken directly to their hiring pages. No fumbling around on their site looking for where you need to go.
The second strategy is to see as many job posts as possible that might provide what you need.
We have a job board search that gathers job posts from company sites and other job boards around the web, plus jobs posted on our site by companies, all in one place to make it easy and faster for you.
Danger Zone Jobs is one tool for your overseas job search, but we want to make it the most important one.
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So, first I invested in a subscription and then recently on my travels to Kuwait I had the pleasure and opportunity to meet and talk extensively with the owner and editor. I give a thumbs up to both the web site and it’s originator/owner, William Beaver.
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Networking with others
Danger Zone Jobs has a members only forum where people can ask questions and find answers. If you’ve been on other forums, you know that some of them can get pretty nasty.
But not ours.
Because everyone is a member, the discussions are civil and helpful.
And as of April 2022, there are more than 30,000 paid members, including over 23,000 on the forum to network with you.
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Staying up to date on industry news
Several times daily I check various sources for contracting information, updates and news important to members, and then post the important stuff in one place for your convenience. This includes:
- Company Mergers/Sales
- Company News
- LOGCAP & AFCAP Developments
- Working Overseas
- Money, Taxes and Insurance
- Current Work Conditions
- Crimes and Investigations
- Future Outlook of Contracting
- New Regulations, Laws and Government Oversight
How many international high-risk jobs are available? This site [dangerzonejobs.com] offers an idea, displaying high-paying jobs in Iraq and other countries, and in various fields including security, operations, intelligence, linguists, engineering, construction, mechanical and transportation.
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Staying up to date on new and pending contracts
Every work day at 5pm, the Department of Defense publishes contract awards that are $7 million or greater. We review all of them and immediately post those that affect overseas contractors.
We scan company websites daily for any new press or investor releases on awarded or upcoming contracts.
We review daily contract protests published by the Government Accountability Office and post those affecting overseas contractors.
Every week, we also post combat zone related Contract Bids, Requests for Expression of Interest, Awards, Supplements and Amendments that have been publicized for the previous week, including CENTCOM AOR, Iraq, Kuwait and others, from various agencies.
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Applying to companies the way they want you to
1. You’ll save tons of time with the one-stop job search tool, a convenient means for searching various job engines for danger zone openings, plus the employment pages of over 300 different company websites. One click is all it takes.
2. Imagine the time you’ll save every week because we check and then highlight the companies that currently have overseas jobs posted on their sites.
“Can’t you find parts of this information free somewhere else?”
Yes, definitely. All basic raw information is free if you are willing to trade enough time to discover it.
We collect and edit some of the best information, advice and sources around, and present it to you in a way that you can quickly deal with and act on.
There are bits and pieces of it in dozens of different websites.
And, if you care to spend the hours daily looking for it, you can get most of it free.
But is all that free information really free?
The first thing you need to consider is the amount of time and effort spent tracking down the information you’re looking for.
Your leisure time is important. The last thing you want to do is waste it in front of a computer trawling through hundreds of pages and emails trying to find some useable information.
We process all that “free” information into something you can use, saving you tons of time.
Can you spare hours everyday to do the same? Now you don’t need to.
If you are truly up for the adventure, this is a good place to look. There is a fee for access to the member area, but this includes job listings, company profiles, and the like. There is a good amount of free info you can review before pulling out the credit card, including many articles, so you can make a very informed decision about joining.
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You can join Danger Zone Jobs today to get all these benefits and more for the risk-free, rock-bottom, one-time membership of just…
(even if you use the site for years…
which most of our 30,000+ members have.)
And here’s why it’s risk-free:
A No Hassle, No Questions Asked 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
- We strongly believe that you’ll find the information on our site useful, time-saving and important.
- But we understand you’re concerned about buying something over the web.
- So if you don’t like it, send us an email and we’ll refund your money. Simple as that.
- No questions asked, no hard feelings and risk free to you.
No need to ever renew…
This is a one-time membership to Danger Zone Jobs, like a subscription to a great service that never ends.
If you find yourself looking for another job a few months or 5 years from now, we’ll still be a resource for you to go back to.
And if you ever lose your username/password, we’ll be happy to send it to you immediately, no matter where you are.
But come on…
a one-time membership of $49?
The answer is simple. Danger Zone Jobs is a full-time business. Not a hobby, not something we will get bored with. Not something to only update when the mood strikes.
Look at some of the sites that try to copy us. You’ll see the difference instantly.
The most important thing our site offers is time-saving convenience and a wealth of useful information. You’ve heard “time is money” and it’s really true when you’re looking for your next job.
So, $49 (only once, and never expires) seems like a fair price for all the benefits. A higher price would just be greedy. And the price hasn’t changed in 17 years.
Think of it like this…
The longer you use the site, the cheaper and more valuable it is: $49 divided over 2 or 3 (or now 17) years…
Danger Zone Jobs started in January 2005, so those early members are really getting their money’s worth.
The author(s) nor this site are NOT employers. We do not guarantee or imply that all readers will secure employment. The author(s) or this site will not be held responsible for the outcomes of job searches by readers and customers.
All information in references in our materials are compiled from public sources. We will not be responsible for errors nor liable for the result of any errors. Reference to a particular company or organization does not imply endorsement