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Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker Paperback – April 7, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing (April 7, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562614908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562614904
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Roger E. Herman on August 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
If working in another country is in your career plans, you will find a treasure chest of valuable and important information in this book. Author Nancy Mueller is a recognized global career expert. It's obvious as you read these pages that this woman knows what she's talking about. What a resource to have for your international experience.
Some Americans who work in other countries do so by choice; others are assigned to overseas posts by their employers. This book works well for both situations, though it begins with lots of advice for people who are driving their own career choices. The introduction and the first couple of chapters are designed for people who are making this exciting decision on their own. The big question about how to find work abroad is fully explored to help you make educated decisions. Those first two chapters are Get Started---Focus and Get the Facts---Research.
Chapter 3 advises Get Connected---Network! Lots of dos and don'ts here, supplemented by an appendix listing the American Chamber of Commerce offices in other countries. Chapter 4: Get Support---Ask. Chapter 5---Prepare. See the pattern? Chapter by chapter, this book helps you get your act together for the idiosyncrasies of global work and life. You'll learn how to prepare your resume for international job-seeking, how to conduct interviews, how to follow-up, and even warnings about what kinds of mistakes to avoid.
Chapter 7 will help you navigate through the jungle of visas, work permits, and an international work contract. You'll learn about compensation, how to get ready for the move, and how to prepare for culture shock.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kelly A. Thayer on May 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful, concise tool! The book does a super job of getting you started; things to think about when desiring to work abroad. It then follows up with the "how" to go about doing just that. Then it provides super information about how to be successful in a "different" culture, how to negotiate a contract in an international situation, and how to get acculturated. The book provides wonderful tips and background information. It also shares how to get re-adjusted once returning "home." I found the book to be right on target after speaking with friends who just returned from Australia after living and working there for the past four years. Their experiences were similar to the information shared in the book. The appendixes with additional resources are a great help also!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Watson on September 18, 2006
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Didn't meet my needs at all. Badly written and a bit outdated.

Actually, I just gave it one star to balance out the so obviously fake reviews given in 2000. What, each reviewer has never reviewed anything else before or since writing a review for this book? Hmmm, I wonder if maybe the author or publisher had something to do with that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiddly TT Winks on January 8, 2013
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read this book in less than a day (purchased about 5 years ago) and just as i found then, this book is much too basic and general. you'd be better off researching via the web or speaking to expats or adults (that is, if you're a kid and already know you want to somehow work overseas). this is an over simplification of the ability to work overseas - lot of things that a job seeker should be aware of, like the complexity of obtaining work visas (which differ per country) and the kind of jobs that have a higher likelihood of eventually giving a person the chance to work overseas -- along with the corporate politics associated with all global organizations -- is either ignored or glossed over. as an experienced global professional, i would suggest the prospective buyer to refer to other sources. unless you are truly without access to the Internet at home or mentors who have international experience.
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