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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:10 in Top Tips, The Professions

Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:

Top Tips There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation. Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018 - 04:44 in In the News, Finding Work, Work Abroad

There are multiple prevailing myths about how students and young professionals find international jobs and start building global careers. Could you be planning your international future based on these fairy tales? Debunking the Myths is a must-read Quick Guide, describing some of the most popular (false) beliefs about international career building. Check it out now – and get realistic about your future abroad.

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Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:10 in Top Tips, The Professions

Husbands, wives, fiancées and partners who are accompanying a loved one on a trip or work term abroad have a very unique type of international experience. Traveling abroad with a loved one can sometimes be stressful and challenging. After all, you've been picked up and moved from your home on account of someone else’s career. Staying busy, motivated and engaged in your new environment can help you overcome many of the challenges associated with being the "traveling spouse."

Top Tips Get to work! The very best way to stay busy, enthusiastic and self-confident as a traveling spouse is to... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 09:04 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

By working for a microfinance organization in Ghana, May-Lynne was able to have a personally rewarding experience while building valuable professional credentials. May-Lynne’s inspiring story outlines her perspective on keeping an open mind abroad, and the steps she took to integrate fully into local Ghanaian culture.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:23 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Inspired by the international travels of his older sister, Sean knew he wanted to go somewhere exotic and totally foreign on his study abroad adventure. Going to Morocco – and living with a host family during his stay – allowed him to fully engage with a rich and exciting culture.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:22 in In the News, Finding Work

If you’re a student or young professional starting out on an international career, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “elevator pitch” before. An elevator pitch, simply put, is a short, comprehensive (and hopefully impressive) description of your skills, experience and objectives. You should always have an elevator pitch prepared – because you never know when you’ll run into a potential mentor or manager who surprises you with the phrase: “Tell me about yourself.” Do you have your answer ready, or will you struggle to present the most relevant information about your professional self?... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:10 in Top Tips, The Professions

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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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Ariana participated in the unique We Build service learning program, which allowed her to complete coursework while working on a house-building project in India. Her experience demonstrates the importance of keeping an open mind and a positive attitude while abroad, even if things become challenging.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:12 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

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
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