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By Autumn McClenaghan on Apr 22, 2013

I just got back from a trip to the United Kingdom, what an incredible vacation! In addition to the sites, scenery, and history, it was fascinating to talk and meet people from all over the world. Of course after vacation I came back to work with an email inbox hundreds of messages deep. One of the emails I received though was from a recent graduate seeking a position in international business. She shared she loved to travel and wanted to work in a position that would utilize her knowledge and skills from her international business emphasis area.

My trip and this email got me thinking about international careers options. Some people may live and work for a company in the US but travel internationally and others may live and work in another country. Is traveling and/or living internationally part of your career goal? Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin your job search.

  • LinkedIn is a great resource for networking and people from all over the world are using it. You can also use LinkedIn to research companies that have an international presence or location and search for jobs.
  • Is there a particular country you are seeking to work in? Are you are learning or fluent in the local language? Communication is key and fluency will be a marketable asset in your job search.
  • The U.S. Department of State has put together a comprehensive list of resources for those seeking international jobs.
  • Check out some additional articles about working internationally below
    5 Job Search Tips for Landing a Job Abroad
    How to Graduate with an International Job Offer


Topics: Career

Author Autumn McClenaghan of Brandman University

Autumn McClenaghan

As the Director of Career Planning and Development at Brandman University, I work with students to help them reach their career goals. I invite you to subscribe and revisit the Brandman Blog to find information and stories about professional development topics such as resume building, job interviews, career planning, social media and more!