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Tips for Returning to the Philippines for Work
After a short stint or several years of hard work toiling in a foreign land, several returning overseas Filipino workers intend to savor the sweet fruits of their labor with their families towards retirement, and parlaying their hard-earned savings with an ideal investment to sustain them through. For others, they either venture to tread onto paths of entrepreneurship with an accumulated capital required to become their own boss or, simply return to work in their beloved homeland.
Opting to work back home entails several reasons other than falling short of funds to either retire or to own a business. It may be the unavailability of jobs upon the expiration of their working contract, the idealism of sharing back the knowledge and experiences gained from overseas work, or the unbearable homesickness or being unaccustomed with living by the nuances of a different culture that they rather choose to be close with the family while at work.
Yet, whatever may be the reasons of going back to the Philippines for employment necessitates overseas workers to be well-informed about the important procedures to take prior to returning home. Generally, the thrill and excitement of going home make overseas workers unmindful, if not, inclines them to take for granted these important procedures for a transition of employment. Here are the basic pointers that an overseas worker must follow when planning to work back home:
• Certification of Employment- Before leaving your overseas work and the foreign country you were contracted to work in, you must first obtain a letter of employment from either your employer or employment agency or from your company’s human resource department certifying your employment and tenure of work.
• Recommendation Letter- As important as obtaining a certificate of employment, you must obtain a recommendation letter from your immediate supervisor or from top-level management to stamp your work experience, expertise and outstanding professional service and overseas work ethics. These documents readily serve as your passports for a fast transition status from overseas work to local employment.
• Acquisition of Work References- With due courtesies to your fellow employees, and employers, it must be prudent to ask beforehand whether or not it would be fine with your immediate supervisor or higher-level management staff to use their email address as a reference check instead of asking their contact numbers, which in most cases, is not be appropriate.
It could really save you all the hassles and the costs of your time, money and effort when you have prepared performing the procedures to obtain these documents. After all, these documents are usually the necessary prerequisites that local companies require from prospective employees.
Returning back to the Philippines for work is a noble decision and a better idea to plan your next steps for your professional growth. But it is always important to possess the organizational skills and initiatives of prudently anticipating your next moves. As the locals would say, “You ought to be wiser when you’ve gone abroad as an overseas worker.