Global Career Update
October 2017 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over, including working in Belgium, traveling to Australia and getting around Ireland. It also explores successfully working across cultures and Chinese resume writing.




Ireland: Transportation

Major cities in Ireland are well served with public transportation networks. Airports, rail service, bus networks and ferries provide many links and services. However, some rural locations in the country are still best served by car. Read more

China: Resumes/CV Guidelines

There are no clear rules for resume/CV writing in China. Generally, these documents should be one or two pages in length with personal information and a statement of career objectives at the top. It is common to include a photograph. Some employers prefer to know personal information about candidates including date of birth, gender, marital status and hobbies. Academic training is very important to the Chinese so it should be highlighted. Read more

Employment Outlook: India

Foreign nationals enjoy India’s low cost of living, favorable work life balance and the opportunity to gain new skills. Read more


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How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures

By 2030, the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion people. Despite these numbers, there will still be a shortage of skilled workers, and global competition for talent will likely be intensified. To thrive, the way we think about careers, colleagues and collaboration will need to become more flexible and adaptable. Read more 

When and How You Should Include Your Travels on Your Resume

When including travel on your resume, think about what you want it to say. Consider the skills acquired from the experiences. Think about how it might give you an edge over other candidates. Travels can help explain a resume gap and should definitely be included when you have something tangible to show from the experience. Read more 

Work Abroad in 2017: These 100 Companies Offer the Most Remote Jobs

Many people who want to work abroad are stuck in an office. They either can’t find a remote job that suits their skill sets or have trouble making arrangements. A new list from FlexJobs may help these people. It comprises 100 companies offering the highest number of remote jobs. And with location independence, working abroad is easier than ever. Read more 

How Studying Abroad Could Save You £50,000

When considering where to pursue your undergraduate or masters degree, it can be useful to look internationally. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to find cheaper degree programs outside your home country. Even if you are looking for English-speaking programs, there are options available around the world, and they may save you a lot of money. Read more 

The 26 Major Cities with the Highest Quality of Life in the World

A recent Deutsche Bank survey ranked the quality of life in 47 cities around the world based on purchasing power, safety, health care, cost of living, property price to income ratio, traffic commute time, pollution and climate. Wellington, New Zealand comes out on top, followed by Edinburgh, UK; Vienna, Austria; Melbourne, Australia; and Zurich, Switzerland. Read more 

Requirements for Work and Travel Visas for Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand

For Brits wanting to work overseas, consider these requirements for temporary and permanent work and travel visas to Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand. Other nationalities may find the requirements to be similar for them as well. Read more 

Most Millennials Willing to Work Abroad for Career Growth – Survey

A recent World Economic Forum survey has found the most millennials are willing to live outside their home country in order to find a job or advance their career. The United States remains the top destination of choice for those who want to work abroad, with Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Switzerland following. Read more 

Young Researchers Need Help with Academic Networking

Networking is increasingly seen as vital to a successful career in higher education. In the global world, universities use networking as a way of fostering research collaboration, mobility exchange and curriculum improvement. Despite its importance, young researchers often struggle to build professional relationships. Initiatives are in place to help with networking but more efforts are necessary. Read more 

Belgium: High-Skilled Foreign Workers in High Demand

According to reports, Belgium will need over a million high-skilled staff in the coming years with the economy unable to cope with Belgian nationals alone. Researchers think that by 2030, over 40 percent of Belgium’s population will have a high degree (among the front-runners of Europe) but domestic talent will still not be enough. Foreign talent will need to be brought in to fill high-skilled gaps in the workforce. Read more