Helping Filipino healthcare workers adjust to the work environment abroad

Helping Filipino healthcare workers adjust to the work environment abroad

So you’re dreaming of working abroad? That’s an excellent move for your personal and professional growth. Not only that, but you will also get to enjoy many perks, such as outstanding market-rate salaries that are well above your expected rate in your home country, free healthcare, and an opportunity to relocate your family.

But on the flip side, working overseas also has its fair share of challenges. You have to deal with homesickness, adjust to a different culture—and in some cases, a new language—and a foreign work environment. 

Not to worry! If you’re a Filipino medical professional who plans on working overseas,, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals worldwide with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, shares some helpful advice and tips to help you adjust to a foreign workplace.

Never hesitate to ask for help. When you are starting, it’s completely understandable if you are unfamiliar with certain customs and traditions as you are in a new environment. Try to seek help and don’t hesitate to ask questions from the locals or from friends or colleagues who have been there longer than you. Online resources for healthcare professionals can also be really valuable and places like dedicated social media groups can be the perfect forums to get the answers you need.  Once you have the information you need, you can adjust quickly and hopefully avoid any issues in the future. 

Mistakes are part of the adjustment. No one can really be ready for what one can experience in a new country. So, mistakes may happen on your journey as an overseas Filipino worker. While things may not go as you planned, it will indeed teach you and help you grow as a better person and worker. 

Be very observant. The things you are accustomed to doing back home may not necessarily be the same as what others are doing in your new workplace. With that, you have to be a keen observer, so you know how your colleagues, or even the locals, are doing it. Go out and explore as much as you can to familiarize yourself with the new place and culture you are in. 

Seek out Filipino communities. Admittedly, moving to a new country won’t be a walk in the park. But having a group that shares the same culture and values may make the whole experience more bearable. Thankfully, Filipinos are everywhere, so seek them out. Not only will they be a great company, but they can also help you out when you need it. 

If you’re ready to take on this new adventure, you can now start looking for job openings abroad via To get started, you must collect all the basic requirements, which include either a 1×1 or 2×2 ID picture, a PSA-authenticated birth certificate, a resume, college diploma, transcript of records, employer contract, marriage contract (if applicable), NBI clearance, a passport (valid for at least six months), as well as licenses and certifications. You must also apply for a working visa once the employer offers the job. 

All these documents must be verified, which you can easily do with the help of Through its blockchain technology, you no longer need to verify your documents over and over again when you apply. By signing up to become a member, offers its members a number of career solutions, including a free digital CV that can be shared with employers, regulators, and recruiters, and can also be showcased on social media. 

For interested applicants, simply create an account on TrueProfile (, build a myTrueProfile page, and then set contact settings to the ‘Recommended’ option in order to attract new career opportunities.

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