With more than 1.6 million civilian employees, the US Government is the largest employer in the country. There are many ways to build internationally-oriented careers within the governmental system; and in the US Government section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users), we outline five possible career focuses: international affairs, development, intelligence, trade and the military. Applying to government jobs is different than the private sector. The tips below will help provide some insight to the recruitment process.Top Tips Connections go a long way: Hiring is... Read the full article
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Janna’s story showcases the value of being proactive when planning a trip abroad. It wasn’t until she tapped into her personal network of contacts that her working holiday in England began to take shape. Once she landed a position, she made the most of her time in the UK by living with a host family and traveling often.
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The Internet has opened up a whole new world for job searchers the world over, and there's an ever-increasing number of jobs available online (for remote and in-person positions). 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... Read the full article
As an environment and resource management major, Suzanne wanted to enrich her undergraduate experience by studying some of the issues covered in her course work first-hand. So she applied to participate in a study abroad term in Alaska, where she lived with practically off the grid with her fellow researchers.
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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
This year, we've seen the power of NGOs in supporting vulnerable communities around the world.
A lot of students dream of a career in international development. But, what is the best way to prepare yourself for a successful career with an NGO or international development organization? We've drawn a few key tips from the NGOs and International Development section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Take a look:Top Tips International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural... Read the full article
Ashlee went abroad to expand her cultural understanding and fuel her interest in literature. Walking the very same streets as her favourite authors connected her to English cultural history and ignited her passion for travel. Check out her story here!
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Sick of sitting in a classroom, Spanish major Emily decided to take language-learning matters into her own hands. She traveled to Valencia, Spain, for a six-week language study program and made the most of the opportunities for extra travel on the side.
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Having a second or third language greatly increases your appeal to international employers. Not only does it show that you are capable and adaptable, it also shows your commitment to cross-cultural communication. Not convinced? Here are a few more tips to start you on a language-learning path!Top Tips The working world needs multi-lingual workers: Whether you are applying for a job at home or abroad, your potential employers will be impressed by your language abilities. You may be required to use your second language on the job, or it may simply be a skill that proves your commitment... Read the full article
Heather spent some of her childhood traveling, which set her globetrotting spark alight. During university, she wanted to beef up the immersion element of her Spanish language study, so she chose to undertake a full academic year on exchange at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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