Global Career Blog
There are many things to consider when planning for a global career transition, regardless of the country you are moving from and regardless of the country you are moving to. Here’s a five-step pre-departure job search checklist:
It’s hard to believe that Passport Career launched just a few years ago with about 50 country profiles. We’ve grown so much! Tapping into our worldwide network of over 100 career experts around the world, we now offer our clients detailed information about 81 countries and over 250 cities! Every month we are adding more content to our robust profiles that already include:
When traveling for work, business cards are one of the essentials. They serve as a means of introduction, of exchanging contact information and of maintaining networks. Although the content, form and layout of business cards worldwide is very similar, there are key regional differences in both the content and most importantly, in the etiquette of exchanging them. In doing your best to be successful, having a culturally appropriate business card and knowing the proper etiquette of exchange can make all the difference.
Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country and is an island continent. While English is the official language, many other languages are spoken both at home and in the social sphere, and one in four Australians consider English their second language rather than their first. This is due in part to the fact that Australia is an incredibly multicultural country with migrants from some 200 countries.
Just because you are working outside of your home country, it does not mean that your education and professional development needs to be on hold. It may seem difficult to pursue any sort of additional education in a foreign country. The idea of taking courses in a new language and navigating the education systems of a totally different culture are definitely daunting. And the possibility of the degrees you do receive abroad not being recognized in your home country is also an issue.