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1 Working in Europe, and Beyond Theresa Leary, TLC Consulting March 28, 2007 1 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com

2 Overview TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com  Introduction  Global Careers and YOU – personal qualities and cultural issues  Country Specific Market Opportunities  Resources  Conclusion 3/28/2007 2

3 Two Global Businesses Northampton, Massachusetts TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com EcoMod LLC TLC Consulting 3/28/20073

4 Working Abroad; How do you get there? Education and Training Opportunity and Luck TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/20074

5 International Careers in the USA TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/20075

6 A Global Career and YOU TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/20076

7 What do you want to do? Business, Finance, IT Journalism Int’l Policy, NGO’s International Education ESL Teaching Volunteer Graduate School 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 7

8 Business Culture and Etiquette Introductions Manners Dress Meetings Outside the Office Interviews!! TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/20078

9 Market Opportunities EU Scandinavia Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Turkey TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/20079

10 Middle East TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com Gulf States- Bahrain Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates 3/28/200710

11 Brussels, Belgium TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com Center of Europe Expat Life US Delegations Resources Focus Career Services AmCham Brussels Expat magazines and websites Commission for Educational Exchange between Benelux and USA 3/28/2007V11

12 Google: expat “city of your choice” xPATs.com Homepage www.expatica.com www.expatica.com www.easyexpat.com www.easyexpat.com www.escapeartist.com www.expatnetwork. com Nexus Expat magazine www.expatnetwork. com 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 12 CompanyJob Posted since EMERSON via MERCURI URVALEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT2007-03-23 FORTISNEW CHALLENGES IN: MARKETING & SALES MIDDLE OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS FINANCE INVESTMENTS 2007-03-23 ELECTRABELTRADERS & PORTFOLIO MANAGERS FOR THE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN MARKETS 2007-03-23 BANK OF NEW YORKTALENTS FOR TRANSACTIONS & PORTFOLIO SERVICES OPERATIONS 2007-03-23 MCE MANAGEMENT CENTRE EUROPESR. EXECUTIVES - CONSUMER / B2C MARKETING & SALES 2007-03-23 ORGALIMEJUNIOR ASSISTANT2007-03-23 BRITISH EMBASSYEVENTS MANAGER2007-03-23 MCIMARKETING MANAGER MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 2007-03-23 DROUOT CONSULTANTSRESEARCHER2007-03-23 REZIDORCOORDINATOR2007-03-23 HONIMWANT TO WORK FOR THE EU ?2007-03-23 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLPASSOCIATE2007-03-23 EBAY via PROFILE GROUPPUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSISTANT2007-03-19 EUCOMED via PROFILE GROUPHEALTH ECONOMIST2007-03-16 RAINBOW CAREERSTRILINGUAL SECRETARIES2007-03-16 EXCEL CAREERSCUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE 2007-03-16 SECRETARY PLUSPERSONAL ASSISTANT JUNIOR ASSISTANT 2007-03-16 BJABPRIMARY CLASS TEACHER2007-03-16 HAYSYOUNG DYNAMIC GRADUATES2007-03-16 BEACHCROFTPA/OFFICE MANAGER2007-03-16 THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF BRUSSELSKEY STAGE 2 TEACHERS2007-03-16 BART INTERNATIONALADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT2007-03-16 EMBASSY OF PAKISTANCOMMERCIAL ASSISTANT2007-03-16 CENTURIONCLIENT & INVESTMENT OFFICER (MBA) GENERAL ADMINISTRATOR 2007-03-16 DER SPIEGELSEKRETARIN2007-03-16 FORTISCOMMUNICATION MANAGER2007-03-16 HOGAN & HARTSONASSISTANT Current vacancies

13 Professional Networking Sites Search for industry experts, potential employees, hiring managers, deal-makers, people from specific geographies, or people with particular keywords in their profiles www. LinkedIn.com: over 8.5 million members www. LinkedIn.com Xing.com: One million users. Was OpenBC. Business networking. Xing.com Passado.com: 4.7 million users. Europe's largest business network. Passado.com www.e-xecutive.ru: Russian professional online social network www.e-xecutive.ru 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 13

14 Practical Training Exchanges for Students and Young Professionals American Scandinavian Foundation www.amscan.org www.amscan.org U.S. citizens from ages 21 – 30 on a temporary basis as trainees… get sufficient income for living expenses AIESEC www.aiesec.orgwww.aiesec.org Internships and short term work programs for business degrees EU and EU Parliament Internships = ‘Stages’ www.ec.europa.eu/stages/ (general site) www.ec.europa.eu/stages/ http://ec.europa.eu/stages/rules/rul es_en.pdfhttp://ec.europa.eu/stages/rules/rul es_en.pdf (rules) AIPT-Association for International Practical Training www.aipt.orgwww.aipt.org 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 14

15 Teaching Abroad ECIS-European Council of International Schools: www.ecis.org Searchable worldwide directory www.ecis.org Swiss Federation of Private Schools: www.swiss- schools.ch Job postings. 250 schoolswww.swiss- schools.ch ESL Teaching – www.berlitz.com www.berlitz.com – www.eslcafe.com www.eslcafe.com – www.tefl.co/jl/current www.tefl.co/jl/current – Yahoo search: location, education, language schools 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 15

16 Consider Graduate Study Abroad International MBA’s Policy Studies Graduate Programs in English in Non-English speaking countries In UK and France, for example, students can work 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 16

17 A Good Place to Start Going Global, Expand Your Horizons, Your Career, Your Future www.goingglobal.com BY COUNTRY International country- specific career information on 24 countriesInternational country- specific career information on 24 countries BY CAREER Accounting & Finance Engineering Information Technology General Business Sales & MarketingAccounting & FinanceEngineeringInformation TechnologyGeneral BusinessSales & Marketing BY TOPIC Job Search Resources Employment Trends Professional Resources Financial Considerations Work Permits/Visas Resumes/CVs Interviewing Tips Cultural AdviceJob Search ResourcesEmployment TrendsProfessional ResourcesFinancial ConsiderationsWork Permits/VisasResumes/CVsInterviewing TipsCultural Advice 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 17

18 Additional Starting Points 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 18 Monster.com:Monster.com: The Work Abroad section offers a more in-depth look at how to locate a job abroad. Be sure to look under the headings Finding a Job, Relocation, Job Q & A, FAQ, Experts, and especially Resources where there are many excellent links. Yep.comYep.com: Regional information and newspapers for major cities. Best Bets for Student Work Exchange: Best Bets for Student Work Exchange: Information focuses on short-term opportunities abroad but links to more career-oriented jobs sites. Compiled by the University of California-Irvine. Embassy.org: Embassy.org: Includes an Electronic Embassy (links to foreign embassies in Washington, D.C. with related links). Foreign Newspapers on-line http://www.ft.com/jobs Int’l employment Gazette http://www.intemployment.com/ http://www.intemployment.com/ Europages www.europages.comwww.europages.com

19 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com 3/28/200719 Conclusion Challenge your worldview

20 Acknowledgements ODT Maps. www.odtmaps.comwww.odtmaps.com Penrith, Deborah (2005). Jobs and Careers Abroad. The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford CT Smith College Career Development Office website: www.smith.edu/cdo/career/international 20 TLC Consulting www.theresaleary.com


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