Global Career Update
September 2015 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including working in Australia, living in the United Arab Emirates and using proper etiquette in India. It also explores new technology for expats and UK negotiation styles.

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Expat Startups: Short-Term Jobs, Great Trips, Meeting People, New Apps

With the recent boom in new communication technology, few people have benefited as much as expats. Skype makes it possible to see and talk to family and friends. WhatsApp allows text messaging from afar. New companies are being created all the time to help make expat life a little easier. Here are a few new ones. Read more 

US State Department Endorses “Education Diplomacy”

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Culture Affairs, Evan Ryan, recently spoke about international education’s role in tackling global issues and boosting foreign outreach. She elaborated saying cross-country collaboration can address such issues as climate change, food security, energy resources and the rise of violent extremism. Read more 

Australian 457 Visa Applications Up 15%

Between 2014 and 2015, the number of Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa applications rose by 15%, according to the Australian Immigration Department. To employ someone under the Australian 457 visa, an employer must be trying to fill a position on the government’s Skilled Occupation List and demonstrate a good record of employing Australian workers. The hospitality, IT and science sectors saw the biggest increases in demand for the 457 visa. Read more 

Seattle International Foundation Partners with the Institute of International Education to Launch New Program for Central American Leaders

The Seattle International Foundation has recently partnered with the Institute of International Education to create a new leadership development program to support leaders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The program aims to develop a professional network of leaders throughout Central America and support them in leveraging their expertise to attain greater impact in their communities. Read more 

Eight Things to Do Before Living and Working Abroad

When thinking about a move abroad, consider these helpful tips. Visit your chosen country. Learn the language. Use the lessons learned from domestic job searches. Understand the power of networking. Find out about opportunities within your current company. Read more 

UAE Named as Top Destination for Professional Expats

While some once popular countries are seeing expats move away, the United Arab Emirates is attracting more professional expats than any other country in the world. Other countries that saw increases in expats include Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Germany and South Africa. Read more 

India: Greetings

In India, when men greet one another or when women greet one another, light handshakes are common after the initial greeting of “Namaste”. However, when men and women meet, it is best to let the women initiate any contact. Many Indian women will avoid contact with men in public situations. Read more 

United States: Stricter Rules Announced for Visa Waiver Program

International travelers coming to the United States through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will now be subject to stricter rules according the Department of Homeland Security. Travelers will be required to have an e-passport containing a biometric chip. Most countries issue biometric passports but some older passports may not comply with the new rules. Read more 




Russia: Communication Styles

The Russian people tend to prefer developing relationships slowly. It may take awhile to develop rapport. Foreigners should be patient and allow Russians to set the pace. Russians may appear gruff in the business setting. In that situation, it is best to remain calm and state positions with confidence. Read more

United Kingdom: Negotiation styles

In the United Kingdom, negotiations are often slow-paced, understated affairs. It is important to pay attention to what is said as well as what goes unstated. Direct responses cannot always be expected. It is unwise to push for decisions too quickly. Detached and business-like approaches work best. Read more

Employment Outlook: France

With only modest economic expansion this year, high unemployment, and an inflexible labor market, job growth in France remains challenging. However, the country is experiencing talent shortages across many sectors, and those with the necessary skills have the best chance of gaining immediate employment, according to Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder of GoinGlobal. Read more