Go Global! was launched last September yet continues to generate significant media attention. Latest buzz in the Wall Street Journal, Upstart BusinessJournal and Fabulous Magazine! Check it out and launch your Go Global! career today!
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On April 3 in Washington DC, The George Washington University is hosting a fantastic panel of international women discussing the importance of globalization, specifically why government and organizations need to invest more in women. The first 50 people to arrive receive a free copy of GO GLOBAL! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad. Join us!
Many people ask me which industry is best for a global career. It’s not a simple answer since it depends on the country, timing, political situations, economics and more. You have to do your research and connect the dots for you. For me, I launched my international career with PR-giant Burson-Marsteller and will always be grateful they gave me the opportunity because my career took off at that point.
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.