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Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:27 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 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:26 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 Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:54 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 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:07 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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Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:49 in Volunteer Abroad, Top Tips

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
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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 08:57 in Top Tips, Finding Work

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
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Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:12 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

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
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:34 in Top Tips, The Professions

If law is your field, but you're committed to having an international career, Public International Law could be a good focus area for you.

Top Tips So, what is PIL? Broadly, it is a distinct legal regime, the rules of which are derived from international treaties, customary law and general principles of international law. Understanding PIL can open many doors: Governments, NGOs, IGOs, multinational corporations, international criminal courts and multinational law firms all have a need for international lawyers. The right school can make all the difference: If possible, you will want to... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:12 in Top Tips, Finding Work

Serious about building an international career? Then you should also be serious about the process of finding your first international position! Having a plan is key, and the tips below will help you create one.

Top Tips Search by industry, not by country: If you are planning a working vacation, it’s fine to select a destination and then look for work, but if you want to build a career and really increase your International IQ, you should be job hunting based on the best opportunities in your industry. Self-evaluate: Before you even sit down to start researching, think about what you... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:24 in Intern Abroad, Top Tips

Landing an international internship can be a daunting prospect, but it will give your international career a major boost. In order to land the right internship and get the most out of it, you need to plunge head-first into your preliminary search – and this section will help you do just that. Here are a few key points to get you started:

Top Tips Internships aren’t just low-salary positions: They are an exchange of work for knowledge, and they set you up to apply for your first international entry-level position. Do it yourself: If there’s an employer you want to work for, but no... Read the full article
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