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"Work abroad, get ahead" - Wall Street Journal


"Anyone who wants to get ahead is going to have to think cross-culturally and understand how all the world's economies are linked." - Fortune

" The author, Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, is wonderfully knowledgeable about her subject. " - Steve Finikiotis

Berdan "provides top tips for dealing with a global world" - US News

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I'm happy that you're here because it means you're considering a global career in this brave new international age. Whether you're a high school student, undergrad or grad student, or already have your degree and a few years of professional experience to your credit, you've come to the right place to arm yourself with the most up-to-date, strategic advice and practical tips on what it means to go global.
I wrote this book to help you navigate your way through the maze of an international career.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: SNB Media LLC (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983943915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983943914
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By James Beswick VINE VOICE on October 3, 2011
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Ms Berdan clearly has a lifetime of experience in working in overseas businesses and this book covers a vast range of topics exhaustively. I have experience of working in other countries and there are many subtle factors you don't consider prior to the move - from budget planning, culture shock and language barriers - and these occur all after the supposedly "hard part" of getting an overseas placement. These are all addressed in this book.

Go Global! looks at the entire process of planning a career in another country and ensuring your qualifications will support you (and you have the right type of personality) to giving you the best shot of success once you reach your goal. The content is useful regardless of whether you're a student or seasoned professional so if you're contemplating a global career or already in the middle of one, there's plenty of material that can be put to good use.

I liked the mix of advice, success stories and multimedia links that help break up the topics and drive home some of the key points. Overall, it covers a considerable amount of ground and should be essential reading if working abroad appeals to you.
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For anyone who wants to take their job hunt overseas, Stacie Berdan's "Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad" is a great resource.

Stacie draws on her own real-world experience to give practical, easy-to-follow advice. There's no better advice than from someone who has been there and done it -- and she has. She credits working overseas with her becoming a vice president at one of the world's largest PR firms at age 27. Who wouldn't want follow in those footsteps?

Here's my Go Global! highlight reel:

1. The idea that you don't have to move out of the country to create an international career for yourself.
2. Stacie's realistic, step-by-step process for nailing your elevator pitch, cover letter, resume and online presence.
3. Go where the jobs are.
4. Don't forget about public and nonprofit sectors.
5. You can't ignore China!

The book's last chapter, which is written by Rebecca Weiner, who has 20+ years of experience in China, is worth the price of the book all on its own. Rebecca gives a lot of good detail on the realities of China's "bifurcated" job market, which has plenty of entry-level opportunities for expats and jobs for experienced managers, but not nearly as many job options for mid-level professionals. For entry-level pros looking to work in China, she emphasizes the importance of highlighting your personal creativity and innovation -- two things that are in high demand amongst Chinese employers, but in scarce supply amongst graduates of Chinese schools.

The book is a great bargain at about $5.00. Stacie has done a great job of packing this ebook with value-added content, including YouTube videos and links to great resources on the web for international career builders.
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If you've ever dreamed of building an international career, you must read Stacie Berdan's Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad. I found myself nodding and smiling throughout this concise, convenient eBook.

Stacie draws from her own experience to give practical, step-by-step advice. She worked for a top global public relations firm in Hong Kong for many years, during which she gained the skills and experience to skip several levels on the corporate ladder. This is her second book about international careers. Her first book, Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman's Guide to Fast-Track Career Success, was published in 2007.

(And GoGlobal is only five bucks! That's the price of one cocktail in a college bar! Consider it a cocktail with Stacie Berdan and her network of international professionals.)

Some of my favorite tidbits from GoGlobal!:

- You can launch an international career at home. You don't have to move to another country, since the modern world of work is packed with international connections.
- Take an honest look at your own personality, to make sure you're ready for the cross-cultural challenges of working in an international environment. To build your global mindset, study foreign languages, read foreign news, and watch movies from other countries.
- Avoid taking on debt. Debt limits your career options, at home or overseas. There are many ways to gain global experience without going into debt.
- As you prepare to apply for international jobs, begin by defining your global brand. From this you can craft an elevator pitch, cover letter, resume and online presence.
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You can have an international career and never move from your home office (like editing for overseas clients) or you can travel and live abroad. This book focuses more on working abroad and gives lots of tips on staying safe and adapting to your new culture. This book also explains how a global mindset will help you find your ideal job. Yes, you may need to learn a second language but that can be a fun challenge. This book also explains how to create an international resume, a tailored cover letter and an elevator pitch. Searching for an overseas job may be a good option in this economy! If you are seriously considering this option then I can't think of a better book to guide you along the way.

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