Questionnaire – Candidate Feelings
This questionnaire was designed to understand pre-requisites and sentiments of persons who intend to relocate to or have already relocated to a foreign country for work reasons. If this is not be your case, please put yourself in that perspective to express the needs of such a person in this stage of life. At the end of the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to express other topics not covered below.
Thank you very much for your contribution! We are very grateful!
Your current age:
Your professional background:
Health sector (doctor, nurse, etc.)
What is the minimum language skill level you had/will need to get a job in a foreign country?
Low intermediate (B1)
High intermediate (B2)
Low advanced - close to native speaker (C1)
High advanced - native speaker (C2)
How many years have you studied that language in order to achieve this level?
less than 2 years
between 3 and 5 years
between 6 and 9 years
above 10 years
Which languages do you speak?
Which legal issues did you have/will need to overcome?
to get my diploma recognized in the foreign country
structure my CV in the needed format
get my driver’s license recognized
Which practical issues did you have/will need to overcome?
sell property in your home country
storage or sell your possessions
learn first steps in the new country
find an apartment or another place to live
learn to use public transportation
learn to commute with a car
Which cultural issues did you have/will need to overcome?
understand business culture
understand local culture / social protocol
Which emotional issues did you have/will need to overcome?
live far away from family
live far away from friends
Are there any other challenges you had/will need to overcome, in your opinion? If yes, please specify:
Which values (core beliefs, non-negotiable principles) which are important for you as a person, not only while looking for a job? Please choose the 5 most important for you out of the following (English/Portuguese for better understanding):
Transparency / Honesty (transparência / honestidade)
Diversity & Inclusion (Diversidade & Inclusão)
Continuous improvement / innovation (desenvolvimento contínuo / inovação)
Sustainability / social responsibility (sustenabilidade / responsabilidade social)
Team Spirit / Cooperation (Espírito de Equipe / cooperação)
Entrepreneurial Spirit / Flexibility (espírito empreeendedor / flexibilidade)
Leadership / focus on results / proactive attitude (liderança / foco nos resultados / atitude pró-ativa)
Integrity / Ethics (integridade / ética)
Apart from salary, which benefits are most attractive to you, with regards to a job in a foreign country? Please choose the 3 most important for you:
Flexible working hours
Bonus / Performance-based incentive
Maternity / paternity leave
How much could/can you afford to invest (in euros) until you secure your first international job?
What was/is your expected timeline to be able to get the expected job? Please specify below the number of months from the time you decided to find an international job:
For those who already relocated: how many months did it really take for you to find an international job from the time you started your search? (number of months)
As a summary, from your point of view, what are the major difficulties while looking for a job in a foreign country as a foreigner?
What kind of services did/do you need in order to make your international job search a bit easier?
Which digital platforms have you used/been using to get the job?
Have you experienced any difficulties/challenges with the current available job platforms? If yes, please describe:
Did/do you accept to pay to use this kind of digital platform? If yes, please specify the amount of euros/month:
Would you accept paying for further services offered? If yes, please specify the type of service needed:
Did/Will you ask a career coach or other service professional to help you in your international job search? If yes, please specify the type of service:
If you have contracted a career coach in the past, would you take that decision again?
Are there any other services related to a job search need(ed)? If yes, please specify the type of service:
Are there any other services related to living and working in a foreign country that you need(ed)? If yes, please specify the type of service:
Are there any other topics related to a job search that are important to you and are not covered in this questionnaire? If yes, please specify:
Did you enjoy filling out this questionnaire?
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Thank you very much for your time and for your valuable support! Kind regards, Sandra Santos (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-santos-92097a7/)
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