Global Career Update
November 2015 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including managing time in Japan, traveling in China and getting around in the United States. It also explores tips for landing a job overseas and international interviewing.

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Make Study Abroad Relevant to Careers, Urges IIE Summit

A recent study abroad summit focused on how to increase US student participation in study abroad programs. One theme that emerged was the need to make the overseas experience more relevant to the careers students hope to pursue after graduation. Read more 

Want a New Job Overseas? Try Doing These 6 Things

There are a number of strategies that can help you get hired abroad. Upload concrete examples of your work to websites such as LinkedIn. Highlight global projects and international experience. Explore opportunities with global organizations. Show you understand how your industry works in another country. Demonstrate interest in experiencing a new culture. Read more 

What Young ‘Global Nomads’ Should Consider When Working Abroad

Recent popularity in study abroad and international internships has led to an emerging generation of “global nomads” who want to travel and work in foreign countries. To be successful, these potential employees need to research what skills are in demand and be aware of what is happening in the local job market. Read more 

CIEE Opens Doors with Generation Study Abroad Student Scholarships,

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) recently reported that it is making significant progress toward a pledge to increase study abroad opportunities for U.S. students from all academic majors and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The organization is committed to breaking down the three main barriers to study abroad – cost, curriculum and culture. Read more 

Chinese Nationals Eligible for Work and Holiday Visa Program

A recently introduced program allows up to five thousand Chinese passport holders aged 18 to 31 to reside and work in Australia for up to 12 months each calendar year under a Work and Holiday visa arrangement. To be eligible, an applicant must have sufficient funds to support their stay, have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa, not intend to bring a dependent, have functional English skills and meet character and health requirements. Read more 

10 Essential Tips for Landing a Job Overseas

The first thing to do when trying to find a job overseas is to develop a solid job-search strategy. Consider networking, cold contacts, corporate websites, job sites, foreign newspapers, recruiters, government sources and international job fairs. Once you have your strategies, do your research and develop/polish the key skills needed. Prepare the necessary correspondence and for all aspects of the hiring process. Read more 

Best Practices for International Job Interview Questions

When faced with an international job interview, preparation is key. The right research can help you understand an employer better and develop a strategy about answering questions. Focus is also important. You need to be attentive and answer clearly and concisely. Discuss what you bring to the company and how they will benefit by hiring you over someone else. Read more 

5 Authentic China Experiences Every Expat Must Do

When living and working in China, there are several experiences expats should consider during their stay. Visit the Forbidden City. Cycle along the Xi’an Wall. Go rafting on the Li River. Meet the giant pandas. Feast on a Sichuan Hot Pot. Read more 




Japan: Time Management

In Japan, being on time is considered polite. To avoid being late, it is a good idea to look up locations prior to a meeting. Japanese addresses are sometimes difficult to locate, and taxi drivers may not know exact locations of an address. Japanese employees tend to work very long hours. Read more

United States: Transportation

The car reigns supreme when it comes to getting around in the United States. People from other countries may be surprised at the lack of public transportation in many areas. Only about 5 percent of Americans use public transportation to travel to work, and transportation costs are often Americans’ second-highest expenditure. Read more

Employment Outlook: Germany

Germany, which boasts the largest national economy in Europe, enjoys low unemployment, a highly skilled workforce and a bright future, despite growing skills shortages, according to Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder of GoinGlobal. Read more