Do your research when applying abroad: If you'd like to work abroad then by all means do start exploring opportunities. However, if you are looking abroad because you think you can't find work here, then I'd suggest spending time investigating the line of work you want to do, which organisations you'd like to work for, and what ways you could break into the sector. Depending on what you're looking to do, don't discount small businesses or startups as a way of getting started, if it seems competition for places at the larger companies is fierce.
I am having a problem trying to get my cover letter going. I am applying for a job that I am under-qualified for according to their “success profile.” I do know that this position do not really need a science degree (it is just preferred) but they did put it down there. Besides, it is actually a trainee position where I will be in training for 3-4 years. Anyhow, I do not know how to bring it up and I feel that in this case it is vital that I have a cover letter to explain why I am a suitable candidate. I don’t want the hiring manager to just throw my resume out without giving me at least a chance. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.