Questions tagged [international]

Questions involving more than one country as someone may be immigrating for a position.

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What are some ways to prepare for an interview for a job that is based overseas?

For instance: Are there specific questions to ask an overseas employer that might not be relevant for someone in your country/city? What types of things should an applicant look for in preparation? ...
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Could Wearing My Star of David Be Bad for Career?

I am a conservative Jew with a non-Jewish sounding last name (my paternal grandfather was not Jewish but Irish/German). However, I am 100% Jewish from both of my grandmothers/obviously my mother. I ...
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Should I list both universities if I started in one country but graduated in another?

I was studying computer engineering and during my third year, I had to travel abroad to another country because of the outbreak of a civil war in my country. This interrupted my studies for a year but ...
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Keep in touch with a company located in another country

I am just about to complete an one year exchange student program (in Canada if it matters) that included a internship of 3 months in a private company. I like this company a lot, and on my last week ...
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How can international students with weak work experience overcome logistical difficulties in seeking work in the United States? [duplicate]

I hope this is appropriate but I am asking on behalf of a friend who is an international student here in the United States. He originally comes from a non western background. Currently he is ...
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How do I prepare for a job outside of my country?

So I live in Puerto Rico and while I like it here, I decided to start looking for work opportunities in the US. I’m a 26 year old who just earned his BS from computer science and while I have been ...
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Signing contract on the starting day? Not before?

I've been through a really long hiring process, almost 2 months. After 5 interviews with managers and directors, a psychotechnic evaluation and finally a health analysis, they called me, and told me ...
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International Relocation for new role [closed]

I have been going through the interview process for a particular company which I believe would be amazing to work for, and it appears that I have reached the tail end of the interview process. They ...
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Should I spell my surname phonetically?

I am in the process of designing my first batch of business cards and considering putting the phonetic spelling of my surname beside it, in a faded font. My surname is foreign (much like me). What I ...
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Postponing international move for a month?

I've been working for an IT company in the EU for the past 10 months, through an outsourcing company based in Eastern Europe. The client I've been working for has invited me to move to their HQ and ...
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How can I unify a team of people working remotely?

I’m currently on a team with people who work in different countries. This question makes the assumption that it is better to have some level of interpersonal connection among team members; we are ...
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Getting your voice heard on out of scope problems

The situation: I work for a large European based multinational corporation on an IT implementation. I am based out of the only major North American location. My project is presently unfeasable due ...
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Showing Gratitude for “Free” Carpooling in Germany

I grew up in the United States and am still pretty unfamiliar with German customs and social interactions. I am currently working as an intern in a moderately large company in Germany. It's about a 40 ...
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Can you lose admission/job offer due to few day delay in passport?

I was recently admitted at a university in Netherlands. I got admission into the Phd program, so I am considered as the employee of the university with salary and every other employment benefit. I ...
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How to improve team-building when cultural cliques are formed at a multinational company?

I am a junior manager at a European branch of a US-based firm. Our US-based colleagues and superiors often come over for major projects but always seem to keep a greater professional distance from ...
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How should I approach job search in a country where racism/discrimination is accepted and/or not actively tackled?

I am planning, within the next 12 months, to move in with my wife in her country (Central-Eastern Europe), and thus I would need to start looking for a role there. I am aware that in their end of the ...
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Can I, as a non-American student, realistically start now and find an internship in the USA for the summer?

I am thinking about applying for an internship (or student job) in the USA, preferably the LA / San Diego area. The total time there would be 1 month (although depending on the actual date I could go ...
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How can I respond to negative comments about my accent in a non-native language?

I am a non-native English speaker working in a software company. Some of my co-workers, especially people in more senior positions, make comments about not understanding due to my accent when a ...
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Consequences of frequently changing companies and countries within the same group company

I work for a company in Germany with many group companies across the EU. Often projects have to be conducted in one of these group companies in another country, so I have been asked to resign from my ...
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US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work VISA. Is this okay? [closed]

I'm a Canadian citizen going to work in the US for 5 months starting in May. My employer said that due to the fact I'm being hired a little late in the game, and the H1B work VISA takes several months ...
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Could I use LinkedIn to improve visibility WITHIN my company? [closed]

I have a profile which I have not updated since early in my current job out of concerns that it might signal lack of loyalty. One of my greatest assets my superiors have lauded as a reason to promote ...
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Trying to determine fair compensation across borders

Before a third interview with a company, their HR representative asked what kind of compensation I would expect. If this company was in Canada where I live, I have a reasonable understanding of what ...
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How can cultural adaptability be evaluated when hiring an employee from another country?

My company is considering hiring a developer from India who has experience working on our product as a contractor. We want to interview him to determine: If he can adapt to the new culture If his ...
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How should I list foreign business experience on my resume?

In today's Global Marketplace, many companies are looking for employees with "International Experience". If you have worked overseas, the company description will show what country the company was ...
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Is Long-term Overseas Work Experience a Merit or Demerit? [closed]

I have been working overseas for a large portion of my professional career (in Japan) but have always planned to return home (to the US) at some point in the future. There are huge differences ...
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Overcoming language as a barrier in communication-intense jobs

Edit: I rephrased my question, to make it more generally applicable. In a communication-intense job, it often comes down to one's ability to convey meaning "in-between-the-lines". Handling of ...
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How can a recent graduate get an international internship?

I have just finished my Advanced Diploma in Computing, and I am currently looking for an internship. I live in Libya and Software Development here is dead. If I stay here, then I am certainly doomed....
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What is the simplest way to find a development job in Canada for a non-Canadian?

I am thinking about moving to Canada. As I understand right now it is required to have a job offer in order to do so. Can anyone recommend a way to do so ?