Global Career Update
May 2015 College Edition

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This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including finding jobs in New Zealand, using renewable energy in Costa Rica and working in Chile. It also explores the type of person who lives abroad and how travel can increase creativity

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Who Wants to Move Abroad and Why?

The Boston Consulting Group recently surveyed 203,000 people from around the world to learn about the type of person who wants to live and work abroad. They learned that many expats care less about money and more about job satisfaction and career progression. The majority want to relocate to English speaking nations. Younger Americans are more likely to go abroad than their older counterparts but less than 50 percent have any real desire. The French and Dutch are more eager to go abroad than other Europeans. Read more 

US: Target Minorities in Study Abroad Goals Says Diversity Abroad

The Diversity Abroad Network states that strategies must be put into pace to increase diversity in study abroad student populations if the US wants to double study abroad numbers by 2020. The organization launched a roadmap to serve as a guideline for diversity and inclusion in the US study abroad field. Universities need to look beyond funding to the preparation of students and the type of programs available. Read more 

Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

As scientists investigate ‘language’, a number of studies have suggested that different languages can cause speakers to focus on certain features of the world. A recent study centered on bilingual speakers examined the issue further and found that perspective changed for speakers when using different languages. A second language led to an alternative vision of the world. Read more 

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad in College

When considering study abroad, keep in mind these reasons to do so. It changes the way you see the world. You can relate to others by experiencing other cultures firsthand. It not only humbles you but empowers you. It broadens your educational horizons and job prospects. Read more 

New Zealand: Shortage in Skilled Workers Creating More Jobs Than Candidates

Employers in New Zealand are finding it difficult to fill certain vacancies as demand for skilled workers exceeds supply. This is especially true in the hospitality and tourism industry. Demand is also high for engineering managers, actuaries, mathematicians, statisticians, metal fitters, machinists and occupational and environmental health field specialists. Read more 

Costa Rica is Now Running Completely on Renewable Energy

Heavy rainfall in Costa Rica this year has allowed the country’s hydropower plants to generate nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. These plants, in combination with geothermal, solar and wind energy sources, have supplied all the energy in the country in recent days. The country has been operating without the use of fossil fuels. Read more 

Chile: New Flexible Work Visa Introduced

Chile recently introduced a new multiple-entry work visa category called the Temporary Residence for Work Purposes. This new visa allows foreign workers to change employers and perform unlimited work activities. Once a foreign national holds this visa for a year and resides in Chile during that time, they can apply for permanent residence. Read more 

 

FROM GOINGLOBAL

 

Working and Living in Buenos Aires

Expats are drawn to Argentina’s capital city for its low cost of living, vibrant culture and growing employment opportunities, according to Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder of GoinGlobal. Read more

Austria: Time Management

Austrians typically work from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 3pm on Friday. However, many Austrians start at 7am and work until 4pm. Senior staff may work later, but most Austrians do not work overtime. Punctuality is very important in Austria. Arriving on time shows a person is orderly, detailed and can handle projects. Read more

India: Resume/CV Guidelines

In India, resumes vary widely and may contain a large amount of detailed information. However, a concise document may be well received by hiring staff who are increasingly busy. Some employers have specific formats, so make sure to follow instructions when creating a resume. Use keywords specific to the job as some organizations use tracker systems to scan for keywords. Read more