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Main tips to make a successful career abroad for foreign students

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Main tips to make a successful career abroad for foreign students

There is an opinion: it is difficult for a Russian specialist to build a successful career abroad; important positions in foreign companies are already occupied by local residents. Foreigners have to be content with what they have. This is partly true. But according to leading experts in the field of international marketing, a successful career abroad, regardless of where you live, can be made with ambition and a willingness to take risks. In many cases, connections become a decisive factor: it is quite difficult to get a job without them, and often this is hampered by legislation. Let's try to figure out how to get into the staff of a foreign company.

Find an employer for the MBA program

A great advantage is the availability of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. It is a powerful networking tool that allows you to find a potential employer and future business partners. Today there are many certified MBA programs at domestic universities, but European programs are quoted higher.

Attend HR events, conferences, and networking sessions

Looking for a job abroad is more effective on the spot. Many foreign companies hold business conferences to expand the circle of contacts that contribute to the start of a career. Forums and Facebook pages are great communication platforms to help you remember.

Put your fears and doubts aside

An internship is a great option. It is important to have a beautiful and well-written resume, as well as a cover letter indicating how professional and promising you are. Look for any opportunity to gain relevant experience!

Be prepared to make a drastic change

Many large companies have offices in other countries. You can be transferred to another place at any time.

Get to know the culture of the country

The culture and etiquette of the United States and Europe are in many ways similar to that of Russia. But the eastern culture will become a real discovery ─ a strict distance is observed between subordinates and superiors, employees form their own opinion about newcomers. If you do not want to lose your job due to a minor oversight, be sure to study the peculiarities of the country (namely the mental ones).

Decide on motivation

Going abroad is worth it if you really want to build a career abroad and stay there. A First Class Diploma from a foreign university is also a good option. In this case, it will take much less time and effort to get a good position at home. Be clear about your motives: this will help you move forward and achieve your goal. And believe in yourself!

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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