Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Jessica never expected that she would go abroad, but after choosing to attend university in her hometown, she wanted a change. Read her story to find out what she learned about herself and the world as she studied in Ireland, and traveled all over Europe. This is a positive and inspiring instalment of our Stories from Abroad series! Check it out.
Creating a good cover letter takes forethought. A clear, effective and persuasive cover letter can help you make a fantastic first impression with a potential employer. Here are a few key tips, drawn from the main MyWorld site:Top Tips Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters! Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective employer. You... Read the full article
Heather spent a full academic year on exchange at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara, with the goals of improving her Spanish and immersing herself in Mexican culture. Not only did she achieve these goals, she also earned course credit and volunteered with community groups to gain even more insight into the colorful local culture.
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If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article
Volunteering is one of the most popular go abroad experiences; and people do it for a variety of reasons: some want to have an adventure, while others are hell-bent on saving the world. Whatever your goals, MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) has advice for you, as well as hundreds of resources to get you in touch with your ideal program. Here are a few of the key tips from the section:Top Tips Up your intensity: Volunteering in a third world country or pushing your limits with an international organization might require a little elbow grease, but you will come home... Read the full article
The Internet has opened up a whole new world for job searchers the world over. The variety of opportunities seems almost endless when you're first starting your research online. Here are a few super-quick tips to help you keep on top of your international job search. Registered users can sign in to the main MyWorldAbroad site in order to access hundreds of international job boards and extensive advice on conducting a successful internationally-focused job hunt.Top Tips It’s a big online world: There are literally hundreds of thousands of job opportunities posted online. It’s easy to... Read the full article
Drew is a self-proclaimed globetrotter and travel addict. After spending time in Israel and studying abroad in Prague during his undegraduate degree, he caught the travel bug and hasn't looked back since. Read his inspiring insights in our latest addition to the Stories from Abroad section. You can also check out Drew's blog here!
International resumes are different from domestic resumes. From your stated objective to your highlighted skills, when applying for an internationally oriented position, you should be sure to follow the guidelines for specifically international resumes. So, you want to know what they are? You can find out right here.
What are the building blocks of a successful international career? Experience is certainly crucial, but so are certain core skills and personality traits. On the main MyWorldAbroad site, we go into further detail about what makes an effective international employee. Check out these key tips from the section:Top Tips Self-assessment is crucial: Building an international career is an extremely rewarding life experience. Knowing your skills and personality traits before heading abroad will make your journey even more enjoyable. Take some time to think about your personality traits, and... Read the full article