Vault Career Guide to International Careers, Second Edition

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by Pamela Fehl
Publication Date: 2015

It's a big world out there: more than 190 countries, more than 7 billion people, and thousands of different ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and religions. Hundreds of millions of people currently work outside their countries of origin. These international workers gain experience, exposure to other cultures, career advancement, and financial opportunities. Do you have what it takes to be one of them?

The Vault Career Guide to International Careers, Second Edition covers what you need to know about living and working abroad and identifies the types of overseas work available. It discusses all aspects of working overseas, including how to know if working abroad is right for you, choosing your overseas career opportunity, the top countries for foreign workers, planning travel and navigating international work laws, finding a job, coping with culture shock and foreign business etiquette, making the most of your overseas experience and even how to readjust to life back home when you return.

The Vault Career Guide to International Careers, Second Edition offers an insider's view of what it takes to land a job and succeed in your chosen profession overseas. It provides comprehensive career advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your international cover letter and résumé, interviewing in foreign countries, and keeping current on international employment news and trends. Case studies offer real-life glimpses of how American workers have overcome cultural barriers and succeeded abroad, and interviews provide insight from people working abroad today.

Chapters include:

  • The Benefits of Working Abroad
  • Overseas Opportunities
  • Top Countries for Overseas Opportunities
  • Practical Considerations
  • Finding the Job
  • What to Expect
  • Returning Home


Pamela Fehl writes and edits for advertising agencies, publishing companies, nonprofit organizations, corporate consulting groups, and entrepreneurs. Her published books include Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts, Career Opportunities in Photography, and the Green Careers series. She has also edited or contributed to numerous books for Ferguson Publishing, including the Career Discovery Encyclopedia. Pamela is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Freelancers Union.

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