After earning an executive MBA, many grads are ready to consider entering the global marketplace for their next job. Even if your international job search is on the far horizon, it’s never too soon to get ready. Executive candidates who present as global citizens are more attractive to hiring influencers for any position. How do you prepare your resume, personal branding, and interview skills to be ready for that international step in your career?
Marketing your skills
Employers both here and abroad are interested in those global citizen skills. So begin adding these skills and the STAR stories that go with them to your resume, branding, and interviewing.
- Cultural sensitivity
- Cross-cultural communication skills
- Language skills
- International experience (travel, work, volunteer)
- Global studies (executive MBA or undergraduate)
Marketing your experience
When introducing yourself, blogging, and on social media posts, scatter references to your interest in an international position, your experience abroad, and your global studies. There’s no need to emphasize it in every conversation or post, just often enough that it becomes common knowledge that you are cross-culturally conversant.
Target your audience
When the time comes to get serious about your international job search overseas, target your resume, branding, and interview answers to cater to the area in which you’d like to live and work. Know your audience, from handshakes and introductions to the qualities and skills they value most in an employee. If you are seeking a job in multiple countries, customize your resume and interview preparation for each area.