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International careers don’t just happen. They are carefully planned and built up over a period of time. International employers insist that you have international experience before sending you to work abroad. The key to gaining international experience is to dive into all things international while you are at university and by taking a gap year off. You need to build up a host of international experiences before you are ready to start applying for professional international jobs. And the great thing about building these experiences is that you can have a blast doing it! — Jean-Marc Hachey in Build an International Employment Profile.

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Build International Employment Profile
How to Build an International Employment Profile by Jean-Marc Hachey
A practical overview of the steps needed to take as part of the process leading to jobs or careers abroad.
Student international career preparation
Student Work Overseas: Preparation for an International Career by William Nolting
The best time to seek work overseas and prepare for an international career is while you are a student or right after graduation.
Create international resume
How to Write an Effective International Resume by Jean-Marc Hachey
Creating an resume for work abroad is significantly different in kind from those you create domestically. Here is an overview on how to do so successfully, with all the major criteria to consider in this key document.
Networking Manifesto for International Employment
The Networking Manifesto for International Employment by Zahara Heckscher
This guide is targeted to people who seek their first international job. Most of the examples will be taken from the nonprofit, journalism, and educational sectors, although the principles apply to business and government as well. The tips can be used to find short-term or long-term assignments, and will be helpful for recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retired people eager for new adventures. We will cover virtual networking as well as in-person strategies...
Teach English for International Career
Teaching English Overseas: A Stepping Stone to International Careers by Jean-Marc Hachey
One path many have taken to successfully find overseas jobs is to start by teaching English. Jean-Marc explains how this can lead to further options allowing your to develop your cross-cultural skills and even to find work abroad in related fields. Many writers, teachers, and other professionals have gained a start in this way.
Networking to find a new international job
How to Network for International Jobs While Working in Your Current Country by Troy Erstling
How to transition from work abroad such as teaching English to other types of international jobs that are closer to your long-term goals. Extensive strategies and tips, with a strong emphasis on the power of networking, to make it happen.
Teaching jobs at an international school Teaching at an International School — Five Key Facts You Should Know by Cynthia Nagrath
An exploration of perception versus reality regarding the many great opportunities for jobs and international careers.
International careers expert Jean-Marc Hachey
Living and Working Abroad an Interview with Jean-Marc Hachey
An eminent international career expert shares his insights regarding employment trends. He offers practical and inspirational advice to short- and long-term job seekers in a conversation with Transitions Abroad.
Networking Manifesto for International Employment
How to Search for International Jobs
As part of a series geared to current and potential expatriates, a long-time expat in Italy offers practical advice and strategies on how to plan your international job search and obtain your desired work overseas.
Get work at the United Nations How to Get Jobs with the United Nations: The Unauthorized Guide
A guide to the many ways to get a job in the United Nations. Explanations of the many and varied UN organizations and a plethora of resources are provided.
Work at web development
How to Work Overseas as a Freelance IT Professional
Brett Dvoretz describes how he has developed a freelance web development business while living as an expatriate in Cambodia, and made it flourish even as he enjoys life in his personal paradise.
Use Study Abroad to Launch Your International Career: Planning Your Study Abroad Experience with a Focus on Your Future
Author and teacher Zahara Heckscher offers practical inside tips on how to leverage your study abroad experience to start an international career.
How to Choose a Graduate Degree Program for Your International Career
Zahara Heckscher provides advice based upon her experience for those selecting from the many great graduate degree programs with the goal of pursuing an international career.
Women and International Jobs: Don't Let Gender Get in the Way
When it comes to international jobs, women should not allow gender to prevent them from realizing their dreams and provides "survival tips."
How to Survive Change in Your International Career
Advice on how to cope and even gracefully handle being in the midst of corporate downsizing or restructuring—a common experience in these troubled economic times—while working internationally.
How to Find an International Job Post Financial Crisis — I Did It!
Leslie Strazzullo describes how she managed to find a new job to continue her international career in Italy in a tough employment environment while providing solid practical advice.
"Do What You Love," Say the Experts in International Careers 
Editor Sherry Schwarz interviews Ron and Caryl Krannich — authors of many classic books on international careers and jobs for travel lovers — and asks them to discuss trends in international employment.
Gen X Goes Abroad: The Challenges and Rewards of International Life and Work
Margaret Malewski, author of GenXpat, talks to us about how mobile young professionals can manage to transition overseas.
Gen X Goes to Work Abroad 
One way for young professionals to find jobs overseas are by corporate transfers. The author describes the qualifications and attitude necessary to pursue an international career in the corporate world.
Business Etiquette Around the World
Darcie Connell describes cultural rules and mores in international business, using 10 countries as examples.
International Jobs as a Nurse
Caroline A. Polt, RN, describes her work experience as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and documents the enormous demand for trained nurses internationally.
How To Create a Great Web Resume for an International Job 
AJ Hoge provides practical directions regarding how to create a great resume when seeking to land an international job - in his case as an ESL teacher.
Want to Work Abroad? Learn Another Language 
There is one extremely valuable key to an international business career: Learn to speak at least one other language.
Work as a Volunteer Travel Advisor
Heidi Resetarits provides a practical overview of an exciting new international career opportunity as a volunteer travel advisor in a growing industry dedicated to improving life for those less privileged abroad.
Starting a Business in Europe: How to Create Your Own International Career
Volker Poelzl, in an extensive 2-part article, explores the core issues and provides resources relating to visas, work permits, legal requirements, and the best countries and cities to start a business—even in these economic times.
Become a Professional Scuba Diver
Brittney Bush describes how to turn a hobby into an international career.
Working and Networking in Italy 
Emma Bird provides inside tips for finding work in Italy, where networking for jobs can be as important as your credentials, according to a woman who has found  work abroad as a journalist, an English teacher, and a freelancer.
Working in Switzerland: Hospitality Schools Welcome Professionals
Sarah Muxlow-Jacquet describes the schools in Switzerland dedicated to hospitality and tourism and provides an overview on how to find the type of job which leads to an international career.
What You Do Here, You Can Probably Do Overseas
International job possibilities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Becoming an International Aid Worker 
Practical advice and links for getting started in a career as an international aid worker based upon his own broad, intense and personally rewarding experience.
A Career in the Foreign Service
Work in the Foreign Service and combine fascinating international experiences with a few tasks.
International Careers in the Foreign Service
Kelly Bembry Midura describes the highs and lows she experienced in her ten years working in the Foreign Service.
Teaching as an International Career
Inside tips and resources for those who seek a career abroad teaching subject matter other than English. Their advice is based upon varied experiences working overseas the past five years.
Information Technology Careers in India
Siddharth Srivastava describes a new phenomenon; the international migration of careers in Information Technology from the U.S. to India.
What it Takes to Live and Work Abroad
Inside tips and a test for a successful international transition.
Freelancing in Spain: Work Permits and Teaching English in Spain
Experience acquiring work permits and freelancing teaching English in Madrid, as well as other practical advice for starting an international business in Spain.
Freelance Work in Germany
Stephanie Barton suggests that you hire a tax consultant to navigate German law when accepting long-term jobs in Germany.
Japan Job Fairs
Zoe McLaughlin describes a great way to find jobs in Japan other than teaching English.
An International Career Move Down Under: A Primer on Landing Entry into Australia and Finding Work There
Sarah Muxlow offers a practical primer for finding work and moving to Australia.
Running Your Own Business in Hong Kong
Anna Maria Davis describes her experience working as an editor in Hong Kong and offers helpful resources.
Become a Foreign Trade Show Salesman
Working for a growing export business in Thailand is one way to supplement the many jobs teaching English or create an interesting short-term gateway to a long-term career abroad.
International Internship Jobs: Gain Career Experience and Cover Your Expenses
A detailed overview of the types of international internships available to students by Wiilliam Nolting.
Freelance Translators Can Work Anywhere in the World
Tegan Cathleen Raleigh discusses the many international freelance jobs available for professional translators.
Protocol Officers Work With International Visitors in the U.S.
Renee Brooks Catalos on the opportunities to meet international dignitaries at home working as a Protocol Officer.
Advice to Travel Writers
The talented author and internet savvy Rolf Potts provides practical tips for those who seek careers as international travel writers.
Running Your Own International Business in France
Robert Diemer on how to create your own business in France - a country where at least 30,000 Americans live and work.
Want to Work in France: Where There's a Will There's a Job
How to find both short and long-term jobs in France, as a student and beyond.
International Careers in Financial Services
Various options for long-term jobs in finance.
Attorneys in Paradise: An International Job Like No Other
The challenging but rewarding work as an international attorney in Micronesia.
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