Do you know how to prepare your career marketing materials so you are ready to search for a job in an increasingly smaller world? Even if you’re only looking for a job in your home country, many organizations have a global presence and value someone ready to work with other executives around the world.Ready to take your #Career global? Get your career marketing materials ready too! Click To Tweet
Global citizens, those candidates who show experience or knowledge about international business are often seen as more desirable, as they tend to be better at negotiations and creative solutions. So, preparing marketing materials that emphasize your international experience as an eMBA grad can help you in any job market!
International experience means emphasizing your travel and work experience abroad, expertise in any particular culture or language, adaptability to unfamiliar and multicultural environments, readiness, resilience, and cultural sensitivity.
If you are aiming for a job in a specific international market, emphasize your knowledge and comfort with that culture’s language, customs, business protocol, and customize your career marketing materials to reflect the needs and expectations of a hiring influencer in that market.
For instance, the Japanese emphasize teamwork more than individual accomplishment, so your resume, cover letter, and interview preparation needs to focus on your ability to work as a strong part of a team, as well as covering all of your skills and education. Australian hiring influencers are looking for experience, skills, and positivity over education, Germans are looking for brevity and precise descriptions of skills and education, Indian hiring influencers are looking for candidates who are qualified and show patience and an understanding of relationship-based business deals. So, when you seek a job in a particular market, it’s important that you create a resume that emphasizes what hiring influencers in that market are seeking.