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Posted April 28, 2015 by

Searching for an Internship While Abroad? Tips to Land Current Opportunities

Have you ever thought about landing an internship while abroad?  Interning in another country can not only allow you to gain some work experience in a particular career field, but also learn about a different culture.  In order to make this goal a reality, you must prepare ahead of time.  So, what do you need to know?  Here are some tips to help you get one of the current internship opportunities available during your time abroad. (more…)

Posted April 23, 2015 by

Exploring pay gaps between jobs abroad and at home – Is moving to another country really worth it?

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Dollar and euro banknotes background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Moving to a new country can be an exciting prospect; with the lure of benefits packages, lower living costs and potentially higher wages all conspiring to provide a potentially much higher quality of life.

Before taking the plunge it’s essential to do your research. Salaries can be higher in other countries than at home, but there are other factors to take into consideration and there is certainly no fixed rule. Variables such as the country you plan to move to, your chosen sector, your own qualifications and experience, and even – depending on the country – your gender; these are all things which will play a part in how much you can expect to earn. Qualifications given in the UK may not be recognised in another country, and this is particularly true with professions like teaching.

In addition to the wages themselves other factors will determine whether at the end of the day you actually end up with more in your pocket than you did back home. Tax will be a big part of this and it’s important to do research around this; know the UK rules on tax if and when you return to home soil, as well as those for your destination of choice. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

College Student, Before Getting Jobs, Think about Factors to Consider for Your Degree

Before getting jobs, a college student must first think about his or her degree.  In the following post, learn some factors to consider before deciding on what degree to choose.

Choosing the right degree is the first step on your career ladder. When you are deciding what area to major in, you may find yourself stressing about the wide array of options. The degree that you opt for now will help to scope your future career path. That means that the

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Looking for Jobs Abroad? Employment in India on the Rise

For recent college graduates searching for jobs outside of the United States, India may be a good place to look at.  Learn more in the following post.

Quoting trade-analyst.com: “Studying the trends of various sectors, the media & entertainment industry has rocketed a 62% growth. Robust growth is exhibited by almost all the industry sectors monitored by the index like IT/ITES, Healthcare, Engineering& Construction, Production & Manufacturing, Travel and Education which indicates that the business sentiment is turning positive. We are

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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Recruiters, Should Veterans Preference Hiring Laws be More Clear?

For recruiters who are looking to help companies find qualified veterans for employment, would it be beneficial for Congress to clear up veterans preference hiring laws?  Learn more in the following post.

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it’s time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they’re doing what Congress put them in place to do.

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Posted August 21, 2014 by

Tips for the Post-Graduation Job Search

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Mother and daughter at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After studying abroad, either during your undergraduate or graduate years, you face the unavoidable task of finding a job. Though it may seem like a daunting task, studying abroad has already helped prepare you for the job search by making you a better candidate. By doing your research, finding a job after graduating does not have to be overwhelming. To help you get started, check out our best tips for your job search.

Even before graduating from school and starting your job search, you can gain experience and build your resume by getting internships and jobs in the field you are interested in. These positions give you valuable experience while also showing your dedication to your field – making companies more likely to hire you. Internships and jobs also help you build connections in the industry, whether that means an internship turning into a full-time job or networking with employers your boss knows. (more…)

Posted June 16, 2014 by

Recent Grads, Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 9 Lessons to Learn for Your Next Interview

For recent grads who are searching for entry level jobs, there are nine lessons to be learned for your next interview from the following post.

Whether you receive an offer or not, you should treat every interview as a learning experience. Why? Because the better your interview skills, the better your chances at landing a job. Make each interview better than the last! In my quest to land a full-time job, I did just that. Along the way, I’ve learned 9

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Posted June 12, 2014 by

Where are the Male College Graduates Who Want Jobs as Social Workers?

Male college graduates who want jobs as social workers can hopefully find some encouragement to enter this career field in the following post.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80.3 percent of social workers are female. Of social workers under the age of 34, fewer than 10 percent are male. Many experts believe that the disparity has become harmful to men. Potential male clients might be less likely to avail themselves of needed social programs. Also, skilled males might miss

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Have You Tried Following Up On Recent College Graduate Jobs with No Answer? Try This Idea

If you have applied for recent college graduate jobs but have not heard back from any potential employers, the following post has one idea you should try.

A recent Forbes article offered the same, worn “rules” on what to do if you haven’t heard from the company after an interview. I have a different rule that applies: It’s called the “Promised Time + One Business Day Rule”. And if applied with confidence, gusto, and a wee little

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Posted April 01, 2014 by

No Response When Emailing Your Resume for an Entry Level Job? 4 Reasons Why

So, you haven’t received any response when emailing your resume to apply for an entry level job.  The following post has four reasons why your resume may not be getting one.

If your resume delivery process is completely flawed, no one is going to read that shining gem of a resume in the first place. It’s like having a really great idea, but telling nobody about it, and then some other schmoe makes a million dollars because he knows a thing or two about basic

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