Global Career Update
October 2016 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including living in Spain, working in Australia and finding a job in Portugal. It also explores flexible working and ways to go abroad for free.




Employment Outlook: The United Kingdom

Pre-Brexit vote, the U.K. was experiencing economic and employment optimism. Now, employers are cautious and employees anxious about a future outside of the EU. Here’s a look at where employment stands now and the projections for a somewhat uncertain future. By Mary Anne Thompson, founder and president, GoinGlobal, Inc. Read more

South Korea: Cost of Living

South Koreans are paid well and enjoy a high standard of living. The cost of living, on the whole, is reasonable. However, Seoul is expensive – ranking among the most costly in the region and globally. Housing is the main reason for the high cost of living. Read more

Sweden: The Interview

When interviewing in Sweden, use formal greetings. They are not normally used. However, first names should only be used when invited to do so. Be prepared to answer questions about everything from your background including hobbies and opinions on current matters related to the position. It is also expected that you ask questions during an interview. Read more


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The Fastest-Growing Job Categories for Flexible Work May Surprise You

Flexible working is becoming more and more common – often in fields you would expect such as communications, travel and hospitality and project management. However, flexible working is also becoming more common in surprising industries such as government and politics. Workers are being encouraged to telecommute more often. The benefits are numerous for both employees and employers. Read more 

Ways to Go Abroad for Free

Traveling is expensive even when you make efforts to cut costs. However, with some hard work and research, there are a few ways to travel without much expense. Explore volunteer opportunities and internships abroad. Get help from your study abroad office. Look for scholarships. Create opportunities using clubs. Fundraise. Read more 

Work in Portugal: Finding a Job in Portugal

In Portugal, there are signs that the country’s economic crisis might be easing which is good news for job seekers. With the right qualifications, it is possible to find a good job in Portugal and starting your own business may be worth consideration. However, it is important to set realistic expectations. There are a growing number of graduates to compete with and high unemployment. But shortages still exist in highly skilled industries. Read more 

Australia: New Visa Pathway for Entrepreneurs

In Australia, qualified entrepreneurs with financial backing and a history of entrepreneurial success will be eligible for a new visa pathway as of September 2016. The visa pathway allows holders to enter and remain in the country for four years and three months and can lead to a permanent visa if the applicant resides in Australia for two of those years. The applicant must demonstrate overall success. Read more 

Looking to Move Abroad for Work? Here are Five of the BEST Places in Europe

International work experience looks great on a resume or CV. It shows you can function outside your comfort zone and adapt to new cultures and experiences. Increasing globalization means that businesses and organizations need truly global workers. Dublin, Lisbon, Stockholm, Prague and Berlin are five of the best places in Europe to consider when thinking about moving abroad. Read more 

The Ten Commandments for Expats Living in Spain

An expat in Spain offers tips for others who have recently moved to the country. Make sure to have copies of important documents when completing paperwork. Accept that nothing will get done during August. Try to be more assertive. Be prepared to share details about your private life with others. Read more