In a joint study published last October by Boston Consulting Group and online recruiter Beyond.com, 35 percent of Americans said they were willing to move abroad for work — mainly to broaden their personal experience to make them more marketable for a higher position back home, or simply for the chance to live in a different culture.
A New York City-backed program to increase the number of African-American men in college is boosting student academic success, too. Students who participate in the City University of New York’s Black Male Initiative are outperforming their peers who are not in the program.
Learning about oneself should be a lifelong quest, and no one is likely (though it is possible) to discover his or her calling in life by taking one assessment test, hearing one lecture or taking one course.
While your company’s sponsorship will eliminate many of the hurdles of establishing overseas residency you would encounter on your own, there will be relocation challenges before, during and after the overseas assignment.
Do the top leaders and successful managers use specific nonverbal communications skills and tactics to maximize on-the-job performance and professional success? You bet they do, says Darlene Price, author of Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results (AMACOM). She shares lessons learned from more than 20 years of working closely with top corporate executives and leaders helping them present themselves and their message more effectively.
What are you going to do after college? The question has irritated you for the better part of eight months. Everybody’s been asking you and if you knew, you’d tell them. Are you already working but crave more from your work life?
Here is the case of a woman in her 50s who has not worked for 10 years. She has an Ivy League education, with excellent foreign language and writing skills. She worked as a paralegal 25 years ago to see if she liked law before attending law school. She liked it and was accepted, but didn’t finish because the pressure got to her.