Applying Directly to at Companies in Asia. Depending on the country, some areas of Asia are more willing than others to hire foreigners, simply by making a direct application through the normal online job process. Consider the local wages in the country you are applying within. Going through other channels can let you tap into a much different rate than what a local would earn, and with other inclusions such as housing, allowances or free flights home each year. You exist in an undefined niche market, so how well you negotiate is very important.