Top 9 Secrets to Help You Prepare for Working Overseas

working abroad

Bago ka magpaalam sa iyong pamilya, asawa/kasintahan, at mga chikiting (kung meron man) sa Pilipinas, kailangan mo munang ihanda ang iyong sarili sa pagtatrabaho abroad. For this new chapter/adventure in your life, OFW blog presents the top 9 secrets to help you prepare for working abroad:

Secure your health insurance

Always expect the unexpected. Kailangan mong i-secure ang iyong health insurance para naman kapag nagkasakit ka, may assurance ka that there will be someone who will attend to your needs. Wag mo nang hintayin na naghihingalo ka na bes bago ka pa kumuha ng health insurance.

Learn about your new environment

Mahalaga din na i-educate mo ang iyong sarili kung anong i-eexpect mo pagdating mo sa ibang bansa. Learn everything you need to know about your new environment to avoid culture shock. Search mo na din ang mga tourist spots doon kung gusto mong gumala during your day-off.

Set your priorities

Your main goal here is to help your family back home. Aside from that, working abroad is a long-term thing therefore you might want to visit their famous places while you are staying there. But of course, priority mo pa rin ang iyong pamilya.

Secure your money

Maraming pwedeng mangyari when you arrive at the new country you’ll be working in. In order to avoid problems, pwede ka namang manghiram muna kay kumare o kumpare para may extrang pera ka pagdating doon.

Prepare for adaptation of lifestyle

For instance, gusto mong magtrabaho sa Canada, hindi ka naman pwedeng mag-impake nang puro dresses at sleeveless lang. Their seasons are entirely different from the Philippines, therefore kung kinakailangan ay magshopping na ng bagong coats and suits.

Always expect the unexpected

Ibang bansa na ito bes, hindi na katulad sa Pilipinas na pwede kang tumambay kahit saan at makihalubilo sa mga taong hindi mo kakilala. You should prepare yourself for the culture shock dahil maraming magbabago at marami kang dapat matutunan.

Educate yourself about the costs

Mag-research about sa average price rate ng mga bagay that you will most likely buy when you get there (e.g. toiletries, chocolates, clothes, pasalubong, etc.) In that way, may idea ka at makakagawa ka ng budget sa mga gusto mong bilhin.

Secure company

Filipinos will always look for someone to be with. As much as possible, kailangan mai-secure mo na ang pagtatrabahuan mo sa ibang bansa, ang mga katrabaho mo, at makakasama mo while staying there. Para pagdating doon, gora na kaagad sa orientation meeting para makipag-meet and greet sa kanila.

Complete all of your paperworks

In order to avoid hassle and other possible problems, siguraduhing kompleto na lahat ng papeles na kakailanganin mo before you leave. The last thing that you would want to experience is frantically running around town trying to complete your paperworks. Dapat chill ka lang pagdating doon for a better performance at work!

There you have it. The top 9 secrets to help you prepare for working overseas. For more stories and suggestions from our OFW blog, kindly visit our official Facebook page at  

About the Author

Hannah Grace Singson is a 17 years-old freelance writer and author in Wattpad. She’s a daydreamer and a night thinker. She specializes in writing SEO articles and erotic romance novels. She considers playing online games, photography, drawing, and painting as one of the most eccentric forms of arts. She believes that art is the last form of magic that exists.



Find out More