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Category: International Skills (38 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 03:47 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills, MyWorldBuzz

Here at MyWorldAbroad, we understand the challenging times students and higher education professionals are experiencing as a result of Covid-19, and we've quickly shifted our publishing schedule to ensure that we're supporting current students building vital international skills.

Officially launching today, we have an all-new Virtual International Internships section, featuring a range of articles on this exciting burgeoning industry.

Virtual international internships allow students to build quality on-the-job experience and cross-cultural know-how, without breaking current... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:22 in Top Tips, International Skills

As the world begins the long transition to emerging from lockdown, it's tempting to look ahead to international travel plans. Thinking realistically about future adventures overseas will help you enjoy and appreciate the experience even more, and can potentially help you add career value to your travels. The main MyWorld site offers multiple articles dispelling some of the most commonly-circulated myths about living and working abroad. Check out a few of the key tips from the section, which apply no matter when you head abroad:

Top Tips Not everything abroad is interesting: When you... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 09:30 in Top Tips, International Skills

It can be easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not have been aware of it until now, but when you travel abroad or interact with people from other countries,... Read the full article
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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 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 Friday, May 1, 2020 - 20:22 in In the News, International Skills

So you want to build an international career? The global workforce is competitive, no matter your field of expertise, but there are four key phases that will allow you to build the global career skills you need to succeed. By following MyWorldAbroad’s four-part approach to international career-building, you’ll place yourself ahead of the crowd by developing a high International IQ and having enriching, professionally-focused international experiences. Check out The Four Parts to Acquiring Global Career Skills now!

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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:11 in MyWorldBuzz, International Skills, In the News

Now, more than ever, it's important to stay connected and informed online.

MyWorldAbroad's World Online section has just been audited and expanded to help you keep up your intercultural thinking and learning while you're staying home to save lives.

We've even included a brand new section specifically about coronavirus: What might the global economy look like a year from now? How have internet usage patterns changed in recent weeks? How have cultures expressed their uniqueness in the face of lockdown?

These are just a few of the topics covered by our collected links.... Read the full article

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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 Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:24 in In the News, International Skills

Being able to describe other cultures is a key component of an International IQ. What you might not realize is that it’s equally important to be able to describe and analyze your own culture objectively. Check out our Quick Guide on this topic here.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:15 in In the News, International Skills, MyWorldBuzz

In this time of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, many of us will find ourselves at home much more than usual. You may have even had international travel cancelled. While this is disappointing and even worrying, remember that you can use your time at home productively. When you're not doing school work, consider checking out the MyWorldAbroad site. Our articles, resources and links can help you plan for your future.

For example, check out our World Online collection to see some of our favorite online tools and pages for learning about the world through statistics, stories and fun... Read the full article

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