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012345 6. I know at least 5 people who have international jobs and who are willing to give me job leads. 012345 7. I know whom to contact abroad for information on international jobs. 012345 8. I have set aside at least 20 hours per week to conduct my international job search. 012345 9. I'm good at networking for information, advice, and job referrals. 012345 10. I'm prepared to move abroad within 30 days. 012345 11. I have a particular region and country in mind where I would like to work. 012345 12.
012345 48. Within 30 minutes I can get 3 international job leads by phone. 012345 49. I know how to get my first international job interview within 4 weeks and the first job offer within 60 days. 012345 50. I know how to negotiate an international salary and benefits. 012345 TOTAL FOR EACH COLUMN GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL COLUMNS Page 15 If your composite score (Grand Total) is above 200, you may well be on your way to quickly finding an international job. If your score is between 150 and 199, you need to work on those items on which you scored between 0 and 3.
24 Internationalizing Domestic Issues 25 Predicting the Future 26 Job Market Structure and Hiring Practices 32 Structure of Opportunities 40 Page iv Chapter Three Myths, Motivations, and Achieving Success 42 They're a Different Type 42 Myths and Realities 44 Motivation 56 Orientation toward Success 58 Prerequisites for Success 59 Take Time to Sail 63 Part II Effective Job Search Skills and Strategies Chapter Four Careering Competencies and Job Search Assistance 72 Develop New Careering Competencies 72 Consider Useful Job Services 74 Chapter Five Identify Skills, State Objectives, and Acquire Useful Knowledge 80 Essential Skills 80 Developing an Effective Job Search 82 Communicate Your Strengths 84 Checklist Method 90 Skills Map 90 Autobiography of Accomplishments 90 Motivated Skills Exercise 91 Specify Your Objective 93 Develop Your Data Base 94 State Skills as Outcomes 96 Conduct Job Research 98 Advertised Versus Hidden Job Markets 99 Work the Library 101 Talk to People 105 Page v Chapter Six Project a Positive Image With Quality Resumes, Letters, and Personal Appearance 107 Making Judgments at Home and Abroad 108 International Images 108 Writing Resumes 110 Ineffective Resumes 111 Types of Resumes 112 International Resume Choices 114 Structuring Your Resume 115 Producing Drafts 116 Evaluating 117 Final Production 117 Job Search Letters 119 Basic Preparation Rules 119 Types of Letters 120 Distribution and Management 122 Responding to Classified Ads 123 Self-Initiated Methods 124 Recordkeeping 125 Project a Professional Image 126 Rules of the Game 127 Winning the Game 127 Your Winning Appearance 128 Male Images of Success 129 Female Images of Success 131 Buy Quality Apparel 134 Chapter Seven Network for Information, Advice, and Referrals 136 Prospecting, Networking, and Informational Interviews 137 Communicating Your Qualifications 138 Developing Your Networks 139 Going "Cold Turkey" 140 Prospect for Job Leads 141 Handling and Minimizing Rejections 143 Be Honest, Sincere, and Appealing 144 Approaching Key People 145 Structuring the Informational Interview 146 Telephoning and Faxing For Job Leads 149 Using Job Clubs and Support Groups 151 Page vi Chapter Eight Conduct Effective Job Interview and Salary Negotiations 154 The Interview Difference 154 Communications 155 Answering Questions 156 Asking Questions 162 Nonverbal Communication 164 Closing the Interview 165 Telephone Interviews 166 Faxing Communications and Interviews 168 Dealing With Objections 169 Follow-Up 171 Salaries and Benefits 172 Strategies 172 Raising the Base 173 Renegotiations 174 International Costs and Benefits 174 Acceptance 179 Part III Finding Your Best Work Setting Chapter Nine The Best Places and Organizations 185 Where to Work 186 Selecting Your Best Place 187 Networks of Opportunities 188 Identifying the Best Organization 190 Public and Private Organizations 191 Chapter Ten United States Governments 194 Federal Executive Agencies 195 Executive Office of the President 195 Executive Departments 195 Independent Agencies 198 Commissions, Committees, Advisory Groups 199 Overseas Staffs and Recruitment 200 Hiring Systems and Job Search Strategies 200 Useful Resources 202 Page vii Congress 204 Committee Staffs 204 Personal Staffs 205 Legislative Agencies 206 State and Local Governments 206 Chapter Eleven International Organizations 208 The United Nations 209 Organizations 209 Employment Alternatives 212 Qualifications and Positions 212 Hiring Practices 213 Job Outlook 215 Multilateral and Bilateral Organizations 216 Useful Resources 218 Chapter Twelve Contractors, Consultants, and the Developing World 221 Special Roles 221 The Procurement Process 222 Hiring Structure 223 Contractors and Consultants in the Foreign Aid System 226 Personal Services Contracts 238 Useful Resources 239 Professional Positions 242 Independent Consultants and the Networking Game 244 Chapter Thirteen Nonprofit Organizations and Volunteer Opportunities 246 The Organizations 247 Volunteer Opportunities 250 Useful Resources 250 Job Search Strategies 257 Page viii Chapter Fourteen Associations, Foundations, Research, and Educational Organizations 259 Trade and Professional Associations 259 Foundations and Research Organizations 264 Educational Organizations 265 Chapter Fifteen Business and the Travel Industry 273 International Business 274 Breaking In 274 Know Your Business 276 Useful Resources 277 The Travel Industry 279 A Highly Segmented Industry 281 Breaking In 282 Useful Resources 283 Chapter Sixteen Starting Your Own International Business 284 Be Your Own Boss 284 Getting Started 285 Learn to Take Risks 286 Possess the Right Strengths for Success 287 Know Yourself 288 Look for New Opportunities 289 Prepare the Basics 289 Get Useful Advice 291 Continue Success 293 Chapter Seventeen Turn Your Goals into Realities 294 Index 299 Career Resources 303 Page ix PREFACE The 1990s is truly a new decade for international affairs.