Knowing What You Offer Prospective Employers
In the international job market, just as domestically, you need to be able to clearly (and convincingly) articulate what you offer prospective employers.
Consider developing an international elevator speech/pitch — a short description of the several key reasons why an employer should consider you for a position. An example: “I am fluent in Spanish, am completing my degree in international business, possess solid computer skills, have held several jobs and internships in which I worked in several key areas of business — including marketing, management, and operations — and am an excellent communicator with excellent people and organizational skills.” (Read more about creating elevators speeches here.)
Another way to look at this issue is using an advertising term labeled the Unique Selling Proposition (USP). (Learn more about USPs here.)
Not sure what you offer employers? Learn how to document your accomplishments in this article on Quintessential Careers: For Job-Hunting Success: Track and Leverage Your Accomplishments.
Finally, if you feel you need even a bit more help, consider one of our other tutorials: Conquering the Real World: A Guide for Achieving Success After College.
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