Searching for Expats on LinkedIn

Here’s one I picked up from the guys at LinkedIn. One common way of finding expats is to join an expat or a country specific LinkedIn group and conducting a search through their Members page BUT…

There are two main problem with this approach: Firstly, you can’t specify which country you’d like to target e.g. If you wanted to search for Australian expats currently working in Singapore. And secondly, even if you use keywords like ‘(Sydney OR Australia) (engineer OR developer) php’, the approach is still very much broad as your search results will include people who have worked, visited or would like to visit Sydney or Australia but are not necessarily expats – you can of course include the keyword ‘expat’ but I’ve found that not a lot of expats actually use that particular term in their profile.

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