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Category: Work Abroad (15 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:15 in Work Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Paméla's experience in the hospitality industry (combined with her love of travel and her willingness to be flexible) landed her a long-term work placement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, she built her cross-cultural skills and boosted her employer's business. Check out her story here.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:02 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

By the time Behrang arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, he was already a seasoned traveler, and was hoping to build professional experience working in the Pacific region. While working at the University of Technology he was able to immerse himself in the local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace practices and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 09:55 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Elisabeth knew that she wanted to use her undergraduate co-op placement to learn about international workplace culture in a developing nation. While working as a project officer in the nursing services department of a Nairobi university, she built career-boosting cross-cultural communication skills, and used her free time to fully immerse herself in the colorful, flavorful local culture.

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Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:56 in Top Tips, Working Vacations, Work Abroad

To most people, the term “working vacation” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working vacation! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the most of your time abroad.

Top Tips Even “low-skilled” work can have high value: Even if... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:11 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, August 10, 2017 - 08:49 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Rebecca combined valuable work experience with the excitement of travel by participating in a co-op program abroad. During her time in Switzerland, she worked as a mentor for 30 high school students, and assisted in planning and management of various recreational programs at a local school. She made the most of her time in the heart of Europe by traveling to a number of major metropolitan centers in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

By the time Behrang arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, he was already a seasoned traveler, and was hoping to build professional experience working in the Pacific region. While working at the University of Technology he was able to immerse himself in local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace culture, and beef up the international component of his resume.

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

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:02 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Combining valuable work experience with international travel and stunning natural beauty? What could be better?! Amy spent four months in a small town in the Swiss Alps coordinating events and recreation programs for an international boarding school. Discover her thoughts on communicating across cultures, developing a work-life balance and making ends meet while gaining cross-cultural career experience.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:45 in In the News, Work Abroad, International Skills

When it comes to negotiating across cultures, there are many challenges to ensuring clear lines of communication. The meanings of simple phrases, greetings or professional communications can vary greatly, and when working or doing business internationally or in heavily cross-cultural environments, awareness of subtle cultural differences can be hugely useful.

The Harvard Business Review revently released an excellent video short detailing some of the challenges involved in negotiating across cultures, and some ways of approaching international business environments. Check it out now... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 08:36 in Finding Work, International Skills, Work Abroad

The world of resumes is in constant flux. With the birth of the online professional profile, LinkedIn and the increasing importance of “scanability,” the importance of the traditional multi-page resume is up in the air. But one thing remains true: international resumes are different from domestic ones! And whether or not you end up presenting a multi-page resume to a potential employer, you’ll benefit from going through the processes described in the Overview of International Resumes Quick Guide. Check out this important tip sheet now. 

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