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Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 16:31 in International Skills, Finding Work, Work Abroad

The excitement and professional satisfaction of a career in international aid and development make it a popular choice for North American students and recent graduates. Breaking into the field is difficult, but it’s possible – with the right strategy. In today’s competitive market, a combination of education, experience and demonstrable skill is the surest way to get your foot in the door.

Having a master’s degree in a relevant field is a must (unless you have extensive volunteer or internship experience to make up for it), and we suggest that when it comes to honing your thesis,... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:10 in International Skills, Work Abroad, In the News

MyWorldAbroad provides tons of great advice about what it takes to land a job abroad, and the many different approaches you can take in order to be successful. We're always excited to read real-world stories from young people who have taken the leap and immersed themselves in a foreign workplace.

Alexandra Talty, a freelance journalist, decided to leave her home behind and head to Lebanon to learn Arabic and further develop her career. She talked to Forbes magazine about her decision and also shared some great first-hand advice in her own recent article for the magazine. Why not... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:29 in Work Abroad, Finding Work

A career in international development appeals to a wide variety of people, since it has the potential to satisfy wanderlust as well as the desire to do good. It is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence, and as such it requires excellent communication skills and a high level of global intelligence.

Whether you're working in the field with an NGO, or in a think tank developing policy, a career in this field will require you to be extremely culturally literate. The good news is that becoming culturally literate is a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience, and the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:12 in Work Abroad, Finding Work

There are literally hundreds of thousands of job opportunities posted online. It’s easy to get lost or overwhelmed – but if you have clear goals and a strong plan, you will be able to remain focused and effective in your job search.

One of our top recommendations is that before you begin your search, you narrow your scope by honing in on specific industries, keywords, position titles and skill terminology. LinkedIn is an easy way to research positions and keywords in advance of your job search. Jot down skills and recurring keywords that you see in the profiles of people in your... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:02 in Study Abroad, Intern Abroad, Work Abroad

Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article

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