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Tips for Entering the International Nonprofit Field

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Career Considerations | 0 comments

Tips for Entering the International Nonprofit Field

If your career goals have always included improving the world for those who live in it, you will likely find your niche in the nonprofit job sector. Working as part of a nonprofit organization, you will regularly support communities and populations in need, helping them to improve their quality of life. For nonprofit professionals seeking this type of service-oriented work, moving abroad may be the best option.

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4 Vital Cultural Considerations for Global Career Success

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Cross-Border Education, Global Career Blog, Interviewing Globally, Networking Internationally | 0 comments

4 Vital Cultural Considerations for Global Career Success

Whether you reside in Canada, Zimbabwe, or Mumbai, cultural factors play a huge role in both seeking and maintaining a job. Even the smallest cultural faux-pas could potentially hinder your progress at work, or remove you from consideration for future projects and promotions. Cultural competence, therefore, is the key to a comfortable workplace transition and integration. Below are several excerpts from the Passport Career Country Portfolios, which include sections on different key cultural factors. Keep this information in mind as you explore international career opportunities in your chosen field.

 

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Tips and Tricks for Becoming Bilingual

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Career Tools & Resources, Cross-Border Education, Expat Lifestyle, Interviewing Globally | 0 comments

Tips and Tricks for Becoming Bilingual

If you are reading this article with relative ease, you are already fluent in one language. This being the case, you likely also have the tools necessary to acquire and become fluent in a second (or third, or fourth) language. Although the process of learning a new language is hardly as simple as recognizing your language learning potential, it is an important fact to keep in mind while navigating your way through the various language acquisition tools and aids available today.

 

Most formally educated adults have had some form of foreign language education in school. But while many are able to recall a small percentage of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary they studied in the foreign language classroom, most students fail to become functionally fluent solely through academic training. Some argue that there are obvious reasons for academia’s failure to output multilingual speakers. According to this theory, neither the pressure of a formal academic setting nor the decontextualized study of grammar allow for spontaneous and exploratory conversation. Others argue that the classroom is still ultimately the best setting for some types of language learners.

 

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9 Must Have Apps for Business Travelers

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Career Tools & Resources, Portable Careers | 0 comments

9 Must Have Apps for Business Travelers

Business traveling can be hectic and exhausting at times, but your smartphone can help make your trip a little bit easier. Just be sure to check with your carrier or, if you have a work phone, your employer, before using any of the below apps abroad, as they may incur additional charges.

 

 

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Starting a Career in the United States for Non-US Citizens

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Career Tools & Resources, Global Job Search | 0 comments

Starting a Career in the United States for Non-US Citizens

Each year, the number of international students and foreign-born professionals from all over the world who navigate the process of gaining employment in the United States grows. But even as the number of working non-US citizens increases, many expats hoping to gain work in the US may be overwhelmed by the complexities and challenges put before them, unsure of where to start. There are many different ways to begin the process of obtaining permanent employment in the US. The below examples are just several potential options:

 

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