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Do you ever wish you could make a living at your dream destination—but without putting your management career on hold? Well, the good news is that doing just that is becoming increasingly more feasible, thanks to increased globalization, the rise in cross-border projects, and a growing demand for managers with international experience.
In the market for a new management job? Tailor your job search toward employers that offer rotational and/or international assignments in your ideal location. Doing so allows you to stay on your career path with the flexibility to target your dream destination.
There are several international job placement agencies that specialize in placing talent overseas. Speak to a recruiter about the kind of the type of management jobs you’re looking for, where you’d like to go, and how your specific qualifications could be attractive to employers at that destination. Keep in mind that hiring overseas employees is a significant responsibility for employers, so you need to present yourself as a high-potential candidate who’ll bring unique skills to the organization.
Review your network for any contacts who live at your dream destination. Ask them if they can introduce you to acquaintances who might be able to help you, as well as to alert you if they hear of a company looking for someone with your skills.
If you can’t find a management job in your own industry, there may be managerial jobs in other industries such as tourism, travel, communication, or education. You can also look in the non-profit sector. To qualify for these jobs, it’s best to work with an international recruiter who can help you create a résumé based on your transferable skills and experience.
In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming easier to spend time overseas while still advancing your management career. Just remember to clearly communicate the unique value you can bring to a company, and you could soon be calling your dream destination home!