Working abroad is not necessarily what you’re used to, and it’s imperative to keep this point in mind. Learning to live and work in another culture takes time and focus.
If you or someone you know is considering an assignment abroad, be sure to read this list of 10 tips for the aspiring global worker.
“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.
Ever wondered what makes a successful globetrotter? Always wanted to go global but hesitated for fear of failure? Take the Go Global quiz and find out if you’re cut out for the international lifestyle.
Although I speak and write often about the professional benefits of working abroad, an international career also offers a great deal of fun! One of the best perks for me comes in the form of travel. During the course of my three years in Hong Kong, my husband and I managed to visit most every […]
Originally appeared on Huffington Post on Feb. 15. Although business schools aspire to deliver global MBAs to students, it seems the vast majority are falling short in actual achievement. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) released a report last week titled “The Globalization of Managements Education: Changing International Structures, Adaptive Strategies, and […]
I give a fair number of speeches and participate in many career conferences and panels across the country — both on campuses and within organizations — and almost always the question comes up: What can I do to increase my odds of being sent on a global assignment? The answer is: Many things of course, […]
Guest blogger Kelly Loughlin, a recent graduate now living and working in San Francisco, advises students on the ins and outs of the important study abroad experience.
Many people ask me about the differences in moving abroad if you’re a corporate type, civil servant or academic. This first-person narrative published in the Chronicle of Higher Education aptly describes many of the common obstacles facing transfers, as well as those specific to academia.