Identifying Career Goals
You should also examine your career goals and aspirations before starting your international job search.
Your next step is spending some time evaluating and identifying your career goals. What is it that you want to do with your life? If that’s just too overwhelming for you, how about, what do want to be doing for the next phase of your life — post graduation?
Knowing your career goals can help give you great direction in searching out and obtaining the best international experience — the best career-enhancing experience.
Or for example, if you see yourself working in diplomatic relations, finding an internship or job in a governmental or cultural agency would be an ideal stepping stone for you. However, if your goal is working for a multinational corporation, then some type of corporate or industrial experience would make more sense. Finally, if your career goals focus more on attending graduate school, then you may want to seek experience that will enhance your graduate program.
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