Working abroad gives you the chance to live out the adventure of your dreams – and gain international experience that will differentiate your resume from the pile.
Now I have an extra three months of experience, I have done many interviews, and I can add another name to my references list.
When you are standing in a room filled with big names and half a dozen reporters from other news organizations, you almost stop feeling like an intern.
It’s expensive to work abroad – we need money for vaccinations, visas, health insurance, airfare, accommodations, food, local transportation and more.
In 2009, Jeffrey Ferguson was about to begin teaching ESL in Icheon, South Korea. Two and half years later, this is what he has experienced and learned during his time overseas.
By the end of the week I had been on my first assignments. The most exciting was a press conference about the Tour de France.
Like many young job seekers, I am stuck in a vicious cycle. I don’t have enough experience, so I do not get hired. I do not get hired, so I don’t gain experience.
After traveling to 30 cities, nine countries and three continents in one year, let me tell you that there is a very deep connection between travel and work.
As a student or recent grad in Canada, being an English speaker may help you land a job teaching English to new Canadians or teaching English abroad.
Recent McMaster University anthropology and communications graduate Erika Strong discusses the dos and don’ts, and the ups and downs, of teaching English abroad.