Global Career Update
April 2015 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including planning a trip to Europe, traveling in Hong Kong and living in Nicaragua. It also explores getting a job abroad and best value destinations for 2015.

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Advice on Getting a Job Abroad

One of the main barriers of traveling is money. However, working abroad can replenish reserves and offer unique opportunities. Holiday jobs can be found around the world. Travelers may be more successful if they show up in person at a business with availability on short notice. Read more 

11 Ways to Revamp Your Resume with Study Abroad Experience

When it comes to resumes, a study abroad experience can set a candidate apart and highlight certain skills. Before going abroad, think about your goals and what you want to accomplish. Once the experience is over, reflect on the experience and the new skills gained. What did you learn that could benefit an employer? Read more 

Best Value Destinations for 2015

Current exchange rates can make certain travel destinations more affordable in 2015 than in years past. When planning a trip abroad, consider favorable exchange rates in countries such as South Africa, Japan, Finland, Uruguay, Canada, Hungary and Mexico. Currency values fluctuate, however, so make sure to double-check rates before booking. Read more 

5 Jobs for People Who Want to Live Abroad

If you are interested in living and working abroad, consider these options for pursuing work in other countries. Become an international aid worker. Join the foreign service. Work for a global company. Teach English. Participate in a work exchange program. Read more 

Planning a Trip to Europe? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

When traveling to Europe, several tips can help make the trip more affordable. Don’t try to fit in too many destinations. Take advantage of “multi-city” and “open jaw” airline tickets. Don’t assume you need a car from the very beginning. Don’t sacrifice location for small hotel savings. Read more 

IBM Study: The Real Story Behind Millennials in the Workplace

A new IBM study reveals that often-held attitudes and ideas about Millennials in the workplace may be untrue. The main distinction between Millennials and older employees is their digital proficiency. However, when it comes to career goals, engagement, leadership styles and recognition, they share many similarities with their older counterparts. Read more 

Eurozone Outlook ‘Brightens’ as Survey Finds Top 4 Growing

Recent evidence from the Eurozone shows growth is at a seven-month high and suggests recovery may be gaining momentum. The four largest Eurozone economies, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, all recorded an expansion in business activity. As a result, the outlook has brightened for all Eurozone countries. Read more 

Corporatization ‘Threatens Academic Freedom’ – AAUP

According to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), higher education’s “romance with entrepreneurialism” puts academic freedom at risk at universities around the world. Underlying issues include privatization, commercialization of research, growth in administrative staff and diminished role of shared governance. Read more 

Etiquette Tips for Hong Kong

Much of the etiquette in Hong Kong is related to superstitions. A few tips will help you enjoy your time and avoid offending any locals. Do not give things in sets of four. Four is a very unlucky number, similar to the number 13 in the U.S. Do not give clocks as gifts. They are associated with death and funerals. Do present any gifts with two arms. Also receive gifts with two arms. Read more 




Working and Living in Atlanta

Arguably the South’s hottest jobs market, Atlanta boasts a diverse economy, plenty of job opportunities in multiple sectors and an appealing affordability, according to Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder of GoinGlobal. Read more

Nicaragua: Housing

Housing prices vary greatly in Nicaragua. Both renting and buying properties can range from very inexpensive to very expensive. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying real estate in Nicaragua. Typically, expats purchase property on the Pacific coast or in Granada. Knowledge of the Spanish language is important unless you plan to hire an agent. Read more

Italy: Negotiation Styles

Italians are skilled negotiators and will rarely clearly say what they want to do. They tend to indicate that anything is possible. Focusing on mutual benefits of a deal is probably the best way to succeed. Who one knows may be more important that what one knows when doing business in Italy. Read more