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Work Abroad: The Basics

Debunking the Myths: The Real Deal on International Work

[ID:0281][EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of the most essential articles on the MyWorldAbroad site. It's an important read for students and advisors hoping to understand the most effective job search strategies when looking for internatonal work. For a quick summary of our job hunting model, read the last sub-section in this article, Key Takeaways for Career Advisors.]

Students and young professionals always ask us how they can go about finding work in a specific country abroad. How should they write a country-specific resume? How can they find employers based locally in their favorite international city? How can they get a working visa for a specific country?

What these students don’t realize is that by limiting themselves to a country-specific job search, they seriously decrease their chances of actually finding internationally oriented work.

It may come as a surprise, but young professionals almost never work abroad directly with domestic foreign firms.

There’s a lot of misunderstanding...

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