BSc in Meteorology with no experience -- Is it reasonable to look for international jobs?

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Summary:: I'm a portuguese citizen, holding a BSc in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics, and I've been applying for job opportunities related to weather forecasting, internationally. I have no experience in it whatsoever, and I would probably require sponsoring. Is it reasonable to continue doing it, since in my own country it seems extremely unlikely to find something worthy? These are the job boards that I have found, that seem to be the most useful, (...)

Hi everyone,

I'm a portuguese citizen, holding a BSc in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics, and I've been applying for job opportunities related to weather forecasting, internationally. I have no experience in it whatsoever, and I would probably require sponsoring. Is it reasonable to continue doing it, since in my own country it seems extremely unlikely to find something worthy? These are the job boards that I have found, that seem to be the most useful, but any suggestions at all will be greatly appreciated! How about private consultancy firms, or even geophysics companies?

https://jobs.rmets.org/

http://www.met.psu.edu/careers/job-listings/all-job-listings

https://careercenter.ametsoc.org/

Also, send me links to great job boards that you may have found, thank you so much
 

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Yours is a highly specialized niche question. Have you reached out to your previous university for help? Your previous professors, classmates, and alumni? In particular, where have alumni with your background found jobs?
 
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Hi CrysPhys

Thanks for replying; unfortunately, I lost contact with former classmates, it's been several years now, but I know that some are working in the portuguese institute in which the national weather forecasts are prepared, and others are working under poorly payed research grants. I usually check their official website (IPMA). Apparently not many opportunities are available here, but I usually see job offers for work in The US and Canada. Although I don't enjoy it as much, I suppose I could also apply to Oceanography and Hydrology job offers, but seems like it's been somewhat difficult to even get to the point where someone would consider me for an interview. But I'm being persistent, and in the meantime, I'm tutoring Physics/Math online, although I still don't know which sites are best for advertising it
 
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