[ID:0539] Successful international educators are some of the most adaptable, dynamic professionals in the world. They possess a unique set of cross-cultural skills, and are able to navigate almost any learning environment calmly and creatively. In order to become competitive in the field, it's important that you know what personal and professional qualifications will make you stand out.
The teaching positions outlined in the previous article gave you an idea of what opportunities are out there; but if you're a student or recent graduate planning on embarking on a career or extended term as an international educator, you're probably trying to figure out exactly what qualifications are necessary in order for you to begin your extended professional sojourn abroad.
The truth is that a recent graduate with no international experience has very little chance of finding long-term work at an international school, unless it's in a support capacity. The only exceptions to this rule are those with high-level specialties in sought-after fields such as agriculture...