Going Global with Your Career
The title Global Careers summons images of hedge fund maestros, senior banking executives and top level corporate leaders. Hollywood has hijacked the notion of global careers.
We need to think of the real breadth of these opportunities. If you have portable licensed skills from North America or much of Europe, you can find employment in much of the world from aircraft mechanic to ship engineers to pilots or cruise directors or medical professionals, the world awaits your energy.
The fastest growing industry today is probably still education. Any skill from language mastery to computer competency has a learning component and private sector colleges all over the world are looking for strong international staff to boost their reputation and visibility.
If you can cook and have a bit of a flair, the future for international "chefery" is magnificent. Hotels everywhere work to upgrade their kitchens and appeal to international travellers.
A good way to globalize your career is to work with an international company that moves staff to different locations. Many of these are in the hotel industry and in pharmaceuticals and especially if you have a second or third language capability, the opportunities are enormous.
Globalization for individuals starts in their minds first. If you see yourself as someone who can work in complicated, multicultural teams, you may have the highest order of talent that is required.
Almost all business is built on team play now and international teams are even more complex without the right skills sets. So, if your hope is to travel the world on the back of a great skills horse, pick an area with assured international demand and master all the skills you can put in your saddle bags.
Globalizing your career is not difficult when skills and attitudes are properly blended and you have a taste for adventure.
For those interested to try out careers in global development, start here: Devex.com
Have you been working internationally? What can you advise others who are thinking about it?
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