International experience can be a great addition while developing your resume or CV. Working abroad is an effective way to experience life in another country while making a little money, extending your travels in ways that will forever change your life, and just plain enjoying yourself in the process. However, finding a job different from what you know can occasionally be full of pitfalls and surprises: dishonest employers, poor working conditions, or simply choosing a position that’s not suited to you or your way of life. While true horror stories do exist, they are rare, but if you are looking for a job abroad make sure you ask prospective employers the following questions and/or do your due diligence before you accept any job to help make your time abroad as rewarding as possible.
Finding your groove after landing a new position can be challenging. You've been granted a new and exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and experience, generate beneficial solutions, and navigate a new company. But getting there takes a bit more time than you'd expect.
Don't sweat the small stuff - keep in mind your first 90 days are usually a transitional period for finding your footing. Here are eight tips for creating a smooth transition into your new employment endeavor:
With all the visa requirements, moving logistics, and endless paperwork, the details of the workplace are probably the last thing on your mind while researching life-changing job opportunities abroad, but working in a new culture can bring all kinds of pros, cons, and just quirky challenges of working overseas that you will have to get used to. Read on for a quick look at some surprising details on working in another country and the difficulties of living abroad
Edward Druce has seen every conceivable mistake anyone could ever make when trying to land a work position, as well as the occasional gem from those who know how to do it well. In this talk he shares the very best of what he’s learned, and distills his experience into a simple and elegant 3-step formula that you can use to land your dream job. Edward Druce is the author of ‘This Is Where to Start: Find Superstar Mentors, Master All They Know, and Get Ahead in Your Career’. For the last 5 years, Edward has worked alongside speaker and coach Matthew Hussey. In that time he’s helped Matthew to become a NYT Bestselling author, to speak in front of over 100,000 people all over the world, work with celebrities the likes of Eva Longoria and Ryan Seacrest, and land his own radio show with iHeartRadio. Edward has been the lead in growing Matthew’s team, and have been the direct point of contact for those looking to join the company. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx