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A strategic approach to building a successful international career

  • Globetrotter Profiles

    Globetrotter Profiles

    Imagine your dream job abroad. The foreign service? A research analyst for the UN? Finance work with a multinational? We’ve interviewed professionals working around the world to give you first-hand insights and hard-to-find advice about how you can find, get hired and succeed in a broad range of international careers.

  • Career Builder

    Career builder

    Maybe you’re just starting out, with minimal work or travel experience. Or maybe you’ve had a few years in the workforce and have some international travel under your belt. No matter where you are along your path, Career Builder provides a step-by-step guide to gaining the skills and experience demanded by international employers.

  • Tools

    Tools

    Get down to brass tacks. Plan and follow through with your international career aspirations. Your personal Tool Box includes self-assessment quizzes, cost comparison spreadsheets, pre-departure checklists, packing lists, career sector reports and constantly updated international job listings.

Globetrotters profiles


•  Insights into careers across a full range of sectors
•  First-hand evaluations and hard-to-find expert advice
•  The realities of life in the field
•  Educational requirements
•  In-demand skills and how to get them
•  Industry trends and opportunities
•  New profiles added constantly

NGO Executive - France & Worldwide...

NGO Executive - France & Worldwide...

Sally Walkerman, NGO Executive - France & Worldwide Sally Walkerman talks to us about the one thing you should ask for at your first job or internship, tells us why she decided not to go to law school, and explains why saying you want to work in international development just isn’t enough....


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Foreign Service Officer - Canada & Russia...

Foreign Service Officer - Canada & Russia...

Sahar Ghadhban, Foreign Service Officer - Canada & Russia Sahar tells about the seven-year path she took from her first internship in Algeria to getting hired as a foreign service officer. Find out why quitting her job at Global Affairs was the best thing she could have done to get her dream job, what she did after she didn’t pass her first post-secondary public service exam, and what it takes to get paid to learn Russian....


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Computer Scientist - Denmark...

Computer Scientist - Denmark...

Radu Dragusin, Computer Scientist - Denmark Radu Dragusin is passionate about computer programming and its ability to help solve the world’s problems. He talks to us about how your side project can become your career calling card, how computer programming can help diagnose diseases, and how his refrigerator was infiltrated by Chinese hackers....


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Entrepreneur, Sustainable Fashion - Cambodia & USA...

Entrepreneur, Sustainable Fashion - Cambodia & USA...

Rachel Faller, Entrepreneur, Sustainable Fashion - Cambodia & USA Rachel Faller splits her time between San Francisco and Cambodia, running her no-waste ethical fashion company, tonlé. She talks to us about being a Fulbright Scholar, becoming an unintentional businesswoman, and what it takes to run a business in Cambodia. Find out how your closet and the Great Pacific garbage patch are related, listen to Rachel’s best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and find out what lesson she had to le...


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Economic Development Consultant - Worldwide...

Economic Development Consultant - Worldwide...

Paul Sheane, Economic Development Consultant - Worldwide Paul Sheane is proof that success working domestically can translate into an international career. His massive success with the Shannon regional development organization in Ireland became his calling card when he entered the international sphere. He talks to us about what fields are booming in the sector of economic development, why you can think of him next time you’re on an international flight, and the cliché about development work tha...


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Director of Operations, Humanitarian Sector - Canada & Worldwide...

Director of Operations, Humanitarian Sector - Canada & Worldwide...

Patrick Robitaille, Director of Operations, Humanitarian Sector - Canada & Worldwide Patrick Robitaille is the Director of Operations for Medicins du Monde. He talks to us about how to "travel with purpose" when you're backpacking, what he says you should be doing in university right now to build your skills, and what he looks for when he's hiring for the field. ...


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CEO & Founder - Canada & Worldwide...

CEO & Founder - Canada & Worldwide...

Oliver Truesdale-Jutras, CEO & Founder - Canada & Worldwide Oliver Truesdale-Jutras travels globally, and cooks locally. As a travelling chef and hospitality consultant, he does everything from culinary residencies, helping open new restaurants, crafting unique one-of-a-kind pop-up events and advising others on how to improve their businesses. We caught up with him in Sri Lanka, to hear about reaching #1 on TripAdvisor, the one condiment that changed his view of culinary school, and his...


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High Commission, Commercial Officer - Tanzania & Canada...

High Commission, Commercial Officer - Tanzania & Canada...

Ola Mirzoeva, High Commission, Commercial Officer - Tanzania & Canada Ola Mirzoeva was already working in Tanzania when networking on the ground landed her a position at the High Comission. She talks to us about what gave her the edge in the Aga Khan Fellowship program that got her to Tanzania in the first place, roles available for business graduates in the international development sector, and what she says you can start doing right now to give yourself an edge in this field....


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Protection Delegate (Urban Violence) - Canada & Worldwide...

Protection Delegate (Urban Violence) - Canada & Worldwide...

Nathan Reyes, Protection Delegate - Canada & Worldwide When Nathan Reyes decided to continue his undergraduate degree in the French language, he barely spoke it. It was a big gamble, but it paid off for Nathan, who now speaks four languages and travels to conflict zones around the world. He talks to us about landing a job with a 1% success rate, meeting with leaders of armed rebel groups, and the one skill he's commended on the most - and suggests you start working on, right now!...


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Ambassador of Canada to Costa Rica, Honduras & Nicaragua - Canada & Worldwi...

Ambassador of Canada to Costa Rica, Honduras & Nicaragua - Canada & Worldwi...

Michael Gort, Ambassador of Canada to Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua - Canada & Worldwide Before joining the public service, and becoming an Ambassador, Michael Gort worked for several Canadian NGOs, and undertook short assignments with the UN and the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe. He talks to us about how to get your start, how the sector has changed over the past several years, and what he looks for when hiring for interns. And no, you don’t necessarily have to ...


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Career builder

 

  • Critical advice for planning and executing that first-time international experience.
  • Why you might consider volunteering, studying or teaching abroad and how to choose the right option for you.
  • Proven strategies to make the most of your time abroad.
  • Transitioning to the job market afterwards.
  • Detailed career sector overviews include: types of work available, skill sets and experience required, strategies for breaking into each field plus, invaluable real-world advice from people working internationally in each career sector.

Step-by-step guides to gaining experience and finding work


International development & humanitarian assistance

International development & humanitarian assistance

International development work attracts individuals with expertise in a wide variety of areas: from health, education and nutrition to engineering, accounting and business backgrounds. 


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Job search

Job search

Hundreds of overseas jobs, updated daily.  Find one for you.

Self-Assessment tools

Self-Assessment tools

Are you really ready for the challenge of living or working overseas?  Do you have what it takes to impress an employer? Find out here.

Pre-departure

Pre-departure

You're ready, you're set... you just need a passport, a visa, shots and... what else was there?

Country overviews

Country overviews

Considering a move, but wondering what it's really like to live somewhere?  Find out firsthand. 

While You're Abroad

While You're Abroad

Stages of culture shock, integrating into your local community, staying healthy and safe—and making the most of your experience abroad.

Coming home

Coming home

Prepare for things to feel different when you return.  Find your feet again, and use your experience to move forward.

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Since 2002, Verge has produced quality resources and events to help people experience the world in a meaningful way, through opportunities to study, work and volunteer abroad.

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