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Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:23 in Top Tips, International Skills

Sooner or later, living abroad will once again become a possibility. If you hope to move overseas one day, it's worth building up your knowledge base as soon as possible – both about your destination country and about what to expect when immersing yourself in a new culture. This section provides tips on pre-departure preparation, culture shock and specific practical concerns. Top Tips Learn before you leave: As soon as you have decided to move abroad, you should start an intense period of reading and researching your host country. Language, food, politics, culture – all of these things... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:01 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021 - 15:11 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 - 08:21 in In the News, International Skills

You’ve been abroad, collected incredible experiences and built an array of invaluable international skills. You’ve learned about one or more different cultures, but you’ve also learned a lot about yourself. Now it’s time to use the skills you built to begin applying for jobs. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:11 in In the News, International Skills

Building real-world international experience is just plain life-changing: not only will you enrich your life and gain new perspective on yourself and the world, you’ll also open the door to countless new professional opportunities. So, how can you start building your International IQ now, while you’re still in school? The 24 Ways to Go International Quick Guide is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your cross-cultural future. Check it out now!

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Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you'll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you'll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 - 12:30 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2021 - 08:29 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 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 12:34 in Top Tips, International Skills

As the world looks towards the long transition of emerging from lockdown, it's tempting to make 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 move... Read the full article
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