International Careers- Education
According to Peters-Behrens, (2001) the skills most sought after by global employers include:
Like any job search it is always smart to do research on what you are interested in. Talk to people who work in import /export businesses, talk to people in corporations that are involved in international aspects of their companies business. There are no better information sources than those that do the job. Clearly, resumes and interviewing skills should be in place before you attempt to begin this search.
Typically, overseas work falls into one of three categories: 1) A U.S. company is paying you to work abroad with expatriate benefits. 2) Working for a foreign national firm and being paid in the currency of that country and 3) Self-employed freelance operator. In this capacity you are a vendor of some service or ability in a foreign country.
Be aware of the restrictions and limitations that may be placed on non-residences. What kind of visa, work permit, etc. do you need? Finding a job outside the U.S. is similar to finding one in the U.S. One must locate the organizations that can hire and do some research. What are those companies looking for and do you have the kind of skills they want?
The U.S. Foreign Service presents an opportunity for overseas employment. The Foreign Service is the diplomatic corps for the United States and is located in the State Department. The recruitment page is at www.state.gov/www/careers/index.html.
The UNF Career Services library located in building 2 room 2039 houses various sources of information on international jobs. Just to list a few of the sources:
International Business Careers, by Arpan 1996Work Abroad, by Hubbs 2001
The following web sites may be of value to you in your overseas job search.
Dave's ESL Cafe - This cite has a large amount of data on teaching abroadJobweb - A useful site for college students and recent graduatesInternational Job Finder - British based site offering vacanciesMonster Global Gateway - Overseas job postingsPlanet Edu - Worldwide international job directory
Web sites for internships and scholarships abroadInstitute of International Education - Fulbright Scholarships - Fulbright scholarships, official exchange programs for study abroad.Institute of International Education - Institute of International Education. Financial resources for international study.
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