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Tips for Success in Global Networking

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Career Tools & Resources, Expat Lifestyle, Networking Internationally | 0 comments

Tips for Success in Global Networking

If you are relocating to a different country, you must learn to network. The benefits of making professional acquaintances in your new environment are innumerable. But in order to successfully reap the benefits of global networking, it must be integrated not only into your professional practices, but into your daily lifestyle.

 

Networking is an excellent way to make professional connections, develop opportunistic relationships, and stay abreast of exciting career opportunities. Although the concept of developing business relationships through socializing may seem daunting, particularly for those who are new to the practice, networking is in fact very intuitive. If you have ever made a friend at work, casually chatted with your neighbor on a plane, or even made an appointment over the phone, you have utilized the skills necessary for networking.

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Global Career Ideas for Active Lifestyles

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Career Considerations, Expat Lifestyle, Global Alternatives to Employment | 0 comments

Global Career Ideas for Active Lifestyles

Moving abroad can be eye-opening, invaluable, and challenging. Transitioning into life in a different country is not without its obstacles. Assimilation may be a slow process, depending on the languages spoken and various cultural differences between your old and new home. Faced with such adversity, creating a sense of normalcy and routine will be paramount to your mental and physical wellbeing. And while transitioning into a career in your new home should be an important part of this routine, so should physical fitness.

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Tips for Entering the International Nonprofit Field

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Career Considerations | 1 comment

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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