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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:42 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 MyWorldAbroad 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... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:25 in Top Tips, Language Learning

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
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Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 13:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:55 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 Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:19 in Top Tips, The Professions

If law is your field, but you're committed to having an international career, Public International Law could be a good focus area for you.

Top Tips So, what is PIL? Broadly, it is a distinct legal regime, the rules of which are derived from international treaties, customary law and general principles of international law. Understanding PIL can open many doors: Governments, NGOs, IGOs, multinational corporations, international criminal courts and multinational law firms all have a need for international lawyers. The right school can make all the difference: If possible, you will want to... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:00 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 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 07:46 in Top Tips, Finding Work, The Professions

There are important differences between an international resume and a domestic one. An international resume requires you to demonstrate on paper that you have the required overseas skills and professional experience to qualify for a position. Don't fret if you haven't had a great deal of international experience. There are ways to amp up the value of your current experience to build a cross-cultural resume focus. The main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) outlines some of these methods, but here are a few key things to remember about international resumes:

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 - 10:59 in Top Tips, International Skills

Even now, we live in a truly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a plane... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:11 in Top Tips, The Professions

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 communication. Workers must be literate in global affairs and they are also guaranteed to build... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:45 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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