If you’re a career counselor, student or recent grad even remotely interested in how to prepare to land a job in the increasingly global marketplace, read on.
You don’t need a Kindle to read Go Global! but you do need the free app from Amazon.
Today many Americans work abroad, competing with global graduates proficient in three to four languages and ever-stronger emerging market talent pools. Companies want globally competent employees – including multilanguage competency. Few starting out today could succeed as I did speaking only English.
I just finished reading this amazing biography on Catherine the Great. If you like well-told tales of history and interesting people, check it out (and don’t let the 625 pages intimidate you – it reads well and quickly).
Today’s MBA grads have a great deal to consider and many choices to make as they enter a tight, competitive job market. What’s an MBA grad to do? I asked some experts — a cross-section of business leaders, civil servants and academics — for their opinions on skills necessary for success.
Students who’ve studied abroad have a leg up when seeking jobs. Although traditionally for liberal arts students, study abroad is changing now as employers, students and universities realize that it has wide-reaching benefits to all students. Whether you are an employer, parent, student or campus counselor, you’ll want to read about how study abroad continues to change.
Many people have written to me noting going global is a big risk, and they want to know: How do I know if I can do it? How can I determine if I’ll be successful working internationally before I pick up and move? To help you begin to answer that question, here is a thought exercise based on my research with thousands of successful internationalists.
My last few blog posts inspired many people to write in asking for specific actions they can take — as students and professionals — if they’re thinking about an international career. One of the reasons I wrote Go Global! was to share the knowledge that I’ve built up over the past 20 years — and because it’s not that easy to answer in a blog post! However, here’s the abridged version, if you will, but make sure this is your first stop of many before you take the plunge because going global is serious business.
“It’s a new world…a worker hired in San Francisco…who reports to someone in Bangalore…who sources materials in South Africa…for products to be manufactured in China…to be sold in Brazil. You can work internationally without moving. The world is shrinking.” And people are finally beginning to notice that considering an international career isn’t so crazy after all.