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1 Working in Europe, and Beyond Theresa Leary, TLC Consulting March 28, TLC Consulting

2 Overview TLC Consulting  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 EcoMod LLC TLC Consulting 3/28/20073

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

5 International Careers in the USA TLC Consulting 3/28/20075

6 A Global Career and YOU TLC Consulting 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 7

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

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

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

11 Brussels, Belgium TLC Consulting 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 com Nexus Expat magazine com 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting 12 CompanyJob Posted since EMERSON via MERCURI URVALEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FORTISNEW CHALLENGES IN: MARKETING & SALES MIDDLE OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS FINANCE INVESTMENTS ELECTRABELTRADERS & PORTFOLIO MANAGERS FOR THE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN MARKETS BANK OF NEW YORKTALENTS FOR TRANSACTIONS & PORTFOLIO SERVICES OPERATIONS MCE MANAGEMENT CENTRE EUROPESR. EXECUTIVES - CONSUMER / B2C MARKETING & SALES ORGALIMEJUNIOR ASSISTANT BRITISH EMBASSYEVENTS MANAGER MCIMARKETING MANAGER MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST DROUOT CONSULTANTSRESEARCHER REZIDORCOORDINATOR HONIMWANT TO WORK FOR THE EU ? MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLPASSOCIATE EBAY via PROFILE GROUPPUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSISTANT EUCOMED via PROFILE GROUPHEALTH ECONOMIST RAINBOW CAREERSTRILINGUAL SECRETARIES EXCEL CAREERSCUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SECRETARY PLUSPERSONAL ASSISTANT JUNIOR ASSISTANT BJABPRIMARY CLASS TEACHER HAYSYOUNG DYNAMIC GRADUATES BEACHCROFTPA/OFFICE MANAGER THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF BRUSSELSKEY STAGE 2 TEACHERS BART INTERNATIONALADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT EMBASSY OF PAKISTANCOMMERCIAL ASSISTANT CENTURIONCLIENT & INVESTMENT OFFICER (MBA) GENERAL ADMINISTRATOR DER SPIEGELSEKRETARIN FORTISCOMMUNICATION MANAGER 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 Russian professional online social network 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting 13

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

15 Teaching Abroad ECIS-European Council of International Schools: Searchable worldwide directory Swiss Federation of Private Schools: schools.ch Job postings. 250 schoolswww.swiss- schools.ch ESL Teaching – – – – Yahoo search: location, education, language schools 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting 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 16

17 A Good Place to Start Going Global, Expand Your Horizons, Your Career, Your Future 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 17

18 Additional Starting Points 3/28/2007 TLC Consulting 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 Int’l employment Gazette Europages

19 TLC Consulting 3/28/ Conclusion Challenge your worldview

20 Acknowledgements ODT Maps. Penrith, Deborah (2005). Jobs and Careers Abroad. The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford CT Smith College Career Development Office website: 20 TLC Consulting


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