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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:52 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In this age of email and texting, getting on the phone or making personal contact with a potential employer can make a big impact. When making contact, though, how you conduct yourself over the phone is important. Learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact in crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well. The tips below are drawn from the Contacting Employers Directly... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 13:03 in Top Tips, Finding Work

The process of landing an international position is different from the domestic hiring process. Interviewing For An International Job is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site that explains what to expect and how to succeed when you land an interview for international position. In short: preparation is your best friend!

Top Tips Your interview starts before you walk through the door: Don’t be deceived – every moment of contact between you and your potential employer is part of the interview process. Be polite and professional at all times. Take a minute to consider yourself in terms... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:09 in Finding Work, In the News

There may come a time when you decide to go abroad with a romantic partner or spouse, or when you decide to go and freelance abroad, without a fixed plan or contract. Perhaps your partner has received an overseas contract, and you are going to accompany him or her. Or perhaps you have saved a small amount of money and want to try living and working abroad as a freelancer. Being in this position has its advantages and disadvantages. You have more freedom, but less structure. This Quick Guide will help you get oriented and make a plan for yourself, regardless of why you find yourself abroad... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:00 in Top Tips, Finding Work, International Skills

Job Hunting When You Return is a short section describing how to sell yourself to employers after you return from time abroad. If you have spent time working abroad, you may not know how to describe the skills you have developed, or you may be unaware of concerns a potential employer might have about you. This short section offers some advice on the subject.

Top Tips Reflect on your time abroad: Just because your domestic employers have not worked internationally, does not mean the skills you developed abroad are not valuable. Think of the ways you have changed and improved since... 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 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 Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:02 in In the News, Finding Work

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

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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 Friday, March 3, 2017 - 09:56 in In the News, Finding Work

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.

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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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