[ID:0256]International careers are built on experience in various areas.
More than in a domestic career, you must have a long-term strategy for building your international career, piece by piece.
When contemplating a new international job, therefore, salary and your place in the pecking order are not as important as they would be in the domestic market. Choose jobs that lead to new careers, or that are prerequisites to the job you eventually want.
An important consideration in your job strategy is to recognize how volatile the international job market is. Rapid changes occur due to shifts in trade, government policies and personal events, and you must always be willing to take advantage of changes as they occur and accept new career paths. You must be flexible, adaptable and resourceful. For example, in assessing new job possibilities, always consider cross-industry transfers of your skills from one sector to another. You may be able to do this rather easily, given the transferability of many international skills.