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Posted August 30, 2006 by

Entry-Level Jobs Opportunities in International Relations is a Search Away

A nice resource is provided on the Simmons College Libraries website and has links with information about careers in international relations. Most of the jobs listed are governmental in nature but the links highlight career paths and opportunities for those interested in international relations. There are many internship opportunities as well as fellowships and graduate opportunities that can place you overseas where you can live and work, or even go to school. There are also non-governmental ways to get-your-foot-in-the door at the entry-level in international relations. The three links on that page will keep you busy for some time and give you valuable information as you embark on your next international opportunity.
UC Berkeley also provides a job listing page on the career center website and is pretty extensive and talks about international relation jobs opportunities in a variety of countries. For a site that lists international jobs in general visit iagora.com. Browse a bit around that site and see what entry-level international relations type of jobs you can find. In my opinion the best bet is finding one of those international fellowships or scholarships and taking advantage of either being paid to work there or go to school while abroad. There is not much in life better than that.
Simmons College:
http://www.simmons.edu/resources/libraries/crl/ir.html
UC Berkeley:
http://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/JobSitesIntnl.stm
IWork:
http://www.iagora.com/iwork/jobs/latestAds.html

Posted August 10, 2006 by

Job Seekers: Entry-level International Jobs Are Available!!

I jump on any and all opportunities to go out of the country and I’m lucky that I will be able to do so again as I go on to graduate school. However, it is one of my hobbies finding new and exciting ways to go out of the country. I found a fabulous website that is geared toward students and study abroad or student exchanges, but also provides a job-search center for the ambitious job seeker. Here you can look for entry-level international job opportunities in the UK, Canada, Australia, Europe and Australia with serious planning tips for “thorough preparation” and a “successful application.”
The site provides information on working permits for the country in question, the application procedure, writing a resume and cover letter for the country in question (such as what and what not to stress) and even the culture of the job force for potential international job seekers. This website is a true asset for any student, or person, interested in any type of exchange abroad be it school or work related. There are endless resources and links available to help with all steps of the international relocation process.
Once such link that is absolutely perfect for the entry-level international job seeker is the website for expertise in labour mobility and is actually an addition to the website provided above. It provides “country guides describing the main routes to employment in 31 countries.” The mission of the site is to promote mobility in the “global workplace” and so is absolutely essential for any and all potential international job seekers to look into. While it does not directly provide a job search link, it provides all necessary information for a smooth transition into the workplace of another culture.
As for the actual entry-level international job seeker search (say that five times fast) careerbuilder.com provides a nice search tool by job sector for the UK, Canada and India, currently, but there are various partner job sites listed for South America, the Middle East, Korea, and various European countries. The one caveat is that most of these partner sites are not in English. I’m sure there are mountains of search and site possibilities out there, but hopefully these will give you a heard-start.
Study Abroad Resource Center: http://www.internationalstudent.com/jobsearch/uk_article.shtml
Expertise in Labour Mobility:
http://www.labourmobility.com/
Career Builder’s International Job Search: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobFindIl.aspx