By Sherry Lee Mueller
Now to be had in a brand new moment variation, Working international: Careers in foreign schooling, trade, and Development bargains an enticing advisor for cause-oriented humans devoted to commence or improve careers within the now burgeoning fields of foreign affairs. Mueller and Overmann extend their unique discussion among a profession veteran and a tender specialist to handle concerns that realize the meteoric upward thrust of social media and dramatic geopolitical occasions. They discover how the belief of a global occupation has shifted: approximately each taking up increasingly more foreign dimensions, whereas overseas skills―linguistic skill, intercultural administration, and sensitivity―become ever extra hugely prized via capability employers.
This moment variation of Working World bargains ten new and 4 considerably up-to-date profiles in addition to new and accelerated strategies that come with work-life stability, the significance of informational interviews, relocating on, and key construction blocks for overseas careers.
Like the award-winning first variation, Working World is a unprecedented and worthy source to scholars and graduates drawn to careers in foreign affairs, mid-career pros who intend to make a profession swap or shift, in addition to counsel counselors and profession middle experts at universities.
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Don’t choose the president or CEO; rather, target someone at a level closer to the positions you’re seeking. These people are more likely to have time to meet with you; you’ll also learn information more relevant to your own job search. Once you’ve identified your targets, determine how to approach them. If you have a friend or contact in common, ask that person to introduce you. 40 Shaping Your Career Philosophy Also consider asking your contacts to suggest other good prospects that were not on your original shortlist.
What will historians say about your cause and career when looking back many years from now? Or more importantly, what would you want those historians to say? In Sherry’s view, how you approach these questions will help you define your cause and develop your career. ” For him, there is less focus on the bigger picture of finding a place in 13 14 Shaping Your Career Philosophy history and more attention to microlevel decision making, namely, figuring out what is right for you at this point and proceeding from there.
Nonetheless, technological advances, current management practices, and economic strictures suggest that lean, downsized, and restructured organizations are the norm in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and in some government agencies. In some cases the result has been the reduction of jobs in traditional institutions or an increase in one part of the world with a corresponding reduction in other geographic areas. Paradoxically, there are fewer jobs at the top of many organizations (upper management), as well as fewer at the bottom (receptionists, secretaries, clerks).