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The Big Guide to Working and Living Overseas, 4th Edition

Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 0-9696001-3-5
Pages 1057
Language English only
Price on sale $35.99 (reduced from $59.95)

Written by Jean-Marc Hachey.
Published by Intercultural Systems, 2004.


Now in its 4th edition, with overwhelming success in Canada, and growing international popularity, The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas offers successful strategies and practical information to lead you through each step of your international job search, from start to finish. The Big Guide has been carefully written and researched and includes a companion CD-ROM.

The guide has five parts that represent the five phases of successfully building an international career. If you are a young professional and follow these steps, you can be sure that you will exponentially increase your chances of finding the right program to build your international portfolio and be ready to land a professional international job.
  • Part One delves into the experience of Living Overseas uncovering the unique skills international employers look for in an employee. After reading these chapters, you will also understand why international living is addictive!
  • Part Two explains How To Gain Experience and profiles programs to help you volunteer, study, travel, and most importantly, find a professional internship abroad. These programs are absolutely essential to helping you develop your International IQ — and you’ll have a lot of fun at the same time!
  • Part Three tells you everything about The International Job Search. Here, you’ll learn how international résumés and interviews are unique and how to sell your international skills. These insightful chapters have made us famous in Canada!
  • Part Four, Professions, describes the ins and outs of various careers internationally, including engineering, health, development and others. There is even a chapter on teaching English to some of the one billion people in the world who want to learn the language. Learn how an English teaching job can be a stepping stone to other international careers.
  • Part Five provides detailed Career Directions, carefully profiling over 3,000 organizations by sector, including private, government, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations. Each description outlines the organization’s international work, the qualifications required for employment, and the number of international staff. Includes the full address, areas of specialization, regions of operation, and job categories for each organization. The guide even provides an assessment of their jobs page!
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