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How to Dress for Success Today

How to Dress for Success Today | International Career | Scoop.it
I'm warning you: Based on conversations about this topic at my office, you may find this post to be controversial - you may totally disagree with me. You may even find it to be trivial. But with
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Trends, tips and tools on how to search for a job abroad or work for multinational companies
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Discussing Your Gap Year at an Interview

Discussing Your Gap Year at an Interview | International Career | Scoop.it
An employer's perspective on the value of your gap year travel, with practical advice on how to discuss and explain the benefits in an job interview.
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Addressing gaps in your career  on interviews (or on your resume or Linkedin Profile)

 

:Step One : Understand the employer


Step Two : Understand the difference between skills and traits


Step 3: Think About The job Market


Step 4: Know When To Focus On Traits

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10 LinkedIn Tips to Boost Your Networking Success

10 LinkedIn Tips to Boost Your Networking Success | International Career | Scoop.it
If you're reviving an old job search or looking to expand your LinkedIn savvy, take a look at these features and tips to get back on the right path.
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4 quick fixes for your foreign language learning confidence

4 quick fixes for your foreign language learning confidence | International Career | Scoop.it
Not everyone will be on your side.
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3 Ways to Answer "What's Your Biggest Weakness?" | The Daily Muse

3 Ways to Answer "What's Your Biggest Weakness?" | The Daily Muse | International Career | Scoop.it
Here are three strategies to ensure that talking about your weakness won't be the weak spot in your next interview.
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The trick is to sound genuine and to end things on a positive note.

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Adult literacy and numeracy dropping across Britain and America

Adult literacy and numeracy dropping across Britain and America | International Career | Scoop.it
An OECD study released today highlights disturbing trends in adult literacy and numeracy across 24 industrialized nations.
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The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career | International Career | Scoop.it
Forbes asked you, our readers, to tell us your favorite career websites. We received about 2,000 comments, emails and tweets naming roughly 700 websites.
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Career websites

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Glassdoor’s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview (2013) | Glassdoor Blog

Glassdoor’s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview (2013) | Glassdoor Blog | International Career | Scoop.it
Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher.
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First Minutes are Critical in New-Employee Orientation

First Minutes are Critical in New-Employee Orientation | International Career | Scoop.it

The first few minutes of new employee orientation, if done right, can lead to happier and more productive workers and, ultimately, increased customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lot of companies do it wrong.

 

In many firms, employee orientation focuses solely on corporate culture and identity of the new workplace. There's a lecture about the firm's history and another about standard operating procedures. There's a packet of information from human resources, emblazoned with the firm's logo, and maybe a coffee mug to match.

 

The underlying message: Welcome. You should be proud to work here. Please fit in accordingly.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Terence R. Egan
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 4, 2013 4:32 PM

Employee orientation programs ought to be less about the company and more about the employee, according to new research by Daniel M. Cable, Francesca Gino, and Bradley R. Staats.

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Mobility Issues - Mo_July 2013 Issue

Mobility Issues - Mo_July 2013 Issue | International Career | Scoop.it
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Finding Happiness as an Expat Wife

Finding Happiness as an Expat Wife | International Career | Scoop.it
Are you struggling with life as an expat wife? InterNations shows you how to avert an identity crisis and how to find happiness as an expat wife.
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Maybe you took a break to raise your children or manage an expatriation or both, but now you feel it is time to find a job.

 

It is always better to know in advance what are the job market and regulation to get the right visa but if you got noticed of your new destination at the last minute it is not always possible.

 

you can take this ransition as an opportunity to explore in depth your skills and talent and find out what you really want to do. 

 

Not all expat wives are happy with a "demotion" and want to have same or better career while living abroad and also acquire intercultural competencies international employees and managers need nowadays.

 

Using a career and transition coach who lives in your place has numerous advantages especially for building your brand, helping you design resumes for building local professional network and job search strategy that matches local job market.

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20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S.

20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S. | International Career | Scoop.it
Here in the United States, we speak the same language as our ye old
predecessors in Great Britain, but we don't always speak it the same way.
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Research and Trends Top 15 Relocation Destinations Map

Research and Trends Top 15 Relocation Destinations Map | International Career | Scoop.it
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Global Relocation and the ROI of Intercultural Savvy – Cartus Blog

Global Relocation and the ROI of Intercultural Savvy – Cartus Blog | International Career | Scoop.it
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Laid off? How Starting a Business Can Help you Land a New Job

Laid off? How Starting a Business Can Help you Land a New Job | International Career | Scoop.it
Have you lost your job and are looking for employment? Learn how starting a company may help you land your next job.
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Building your own business as a freelancer in your field of expertise helps you keep updated with your industry,  develop additional skills while helping you feeling the "unemployment" gap on your resume.

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What To Do When You Lose Your Job

What To Do When You Lose Your Job | International Career | Scoop.it
Career Talk with Paul Eze is a weekly series on Bellanaija bringing insights, ideas on career growth, personal improvement and work issues for graduates and
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The worst reaction when losing your job is panicking. Take this as an oppportunity to explore your options and re-invent your life/career

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How to Argue Across Cultures

How to Argue Across Cultures | International Career | Scoop.it
East and West need to meet halfway — but usually don’t.
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This is an interesting article on how problems and conflicts are handled differently in the Western Europe or North America compared to East Asia and some practical tips to adapt your style.

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TheG2Experience's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:32 PM

Thank you Anne, for highlighting this article. Being at least aware of these subtle differences is vital when doing business across borders.

Maya Mathias's curator insight, January 4, 7:40 PM

I've worked across Eastern & Western cultures for more than 15 years.  This article is a good start to understanding key differences between how East & West resolve differences at work.  Note that there are always exceptions to every rule, even those outlined in this article, and that every company and team layers on its own cultural quirks no matter what country they operate in.

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3 Steps To Pursuing Your Ideal Career

3 Steps To Pursuing Your Ideal Career | International Career | Scoop.it
There's often a gap between identifying what you naturally gravitate toward and gain energy from and how that translates into your full-time work...

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Having a support of a professional coach helps you identify your blind spots, overcome what's holding you back while having unconditional holistic support to reach your full potential

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Maud Taghon's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:25 AM

Very good article.  Our biggest barrier to change is fear.  The coach is there to help you identify what your aspirations are and guide you towards achieving your goals.  And most often he or she will help you break down the barriers of fear we as beings put up that stop us from moving fowards towards success.

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Fifty Shades of Selfish

Fifty Shades of Selfish | International Career | Scoop.it
Why not being selfish is in fact, selfish.  Part Three in the series 'From Struggle To Success, From Miserable to Magnificent' for fulfilled Expatriate living.   Right, so this week I'm getting per...

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Yes ! be incredibly selfish !

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Eleanor Brown's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:05 PM

This really really resonates with me - especially the bit about that darned Protestant Work Ethic :-) 

But really, it's like with the oxygen masks on the plane - you have to help yourself before you can help anyone else. 

Otherwise you're just a martyr (or my mother).  And you don't even get beatified for that these days.

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LinkedIn Groups: How and Why to Use Them [VIDEO]

LinkedIn Groups: How and Why to Use Them [VIDEO] | International Career | Scoop.it
Right so you have a decent LinkedIn profile, you have connected to a few people but you’re looking to get more out of LinkedIn. What should you do? One ob
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"Linkedin Groups" are great places to get ideas, check the state of the art in your field of expertise, get fedback, challenge your point of view .

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How To Use Social Media To Score A Job | Glassdoor Blog

How To Use Social Media To Score A Job | Glassdoor Blog | International Career | Scoop.it

Between the content you share and the people you connect with, it’s clear that social media is important to today’s job search.Now, 94 percent of employers are using social media as part of their recruiting strategies.

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If you are a job seeker and don't know how to leverage your online presence on social media, start by filling your LinkedIn profile with valuable and relevant content.

 

Optimize your profile with strong keywords reflecting your skills and accomplishments.

 

 As 96 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates and 94 percent use it to contact them,

 

Use LinkedIn advanced search function to identify people who have the job you want or work at companies you are interested in or search by location,

 

Do not hesitate to contact people you don't know who are second level connections by asking your contacts to introduce you to them.

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Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE!

Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE! | International Career | Scoop.it

I spend a lot of time encouraging others to take a risk and leave their comfort zones...  Then one day my husband called and said we'd been asked to move to the only place in the world we said we never wanted to live...


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When have you made the hard choice to leave your comfort zone?  How have you grown?  

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How to Develop Cultural Intelligence? Intercultural Dimensions

How to Develop Cultural Intelligence? Intercultural Dimensions | International Career | Scoop.it
With the world becoming increasingly global and connected, it is importance to develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ) not only for expat managers at work but also in life for your spouse and children. ...
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Using Intercultural Dimensions As First Step to Develop Cultural Intelligence #intercultural #communication #Hofstede

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How foetuses learn language

How foetuses learn language | International Career | Scoop.it
Babies are born with the ability to recognise familiar sounds and language patterns, according to new research. A glimpse into the fast-moving minds of infants
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"Babies are learning when they're still in the womb," 

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rejection after being interviewd, not getting an interview, frustrated

rejection after being interviewd, not getting an interview, frustrated | International Career | Scoop.it
not getting the job, being rejected from an interview, not moving forward with the interview process,
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What Recruiters Are Tweeting, Retweeting, and Reading - ERE.net

What Recruiters Are Tweeting, Retweeting, and Reading - ERE.net | International Career | Scoop.it
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