Search Consultant Tips for International Executive Job Search


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of international executive job search, featuring Jon Barron, from Gaines International, an Allen Austin company, and John Ryan, from TRANSEARCH International.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • How can I make an informed decision about whether or not an international job search is right for me?
  • What should busy executives focus on as the main part of their international job search strategy?
  • Will I need to learn the local language of the countries I intend to job search in?
  • What are some effective strategies for seeking out an international executive position?
  • What countries are actively seeking executive expats at this time?
  • Is it realistic to search for a job in the US or other countries (Australia) where you need a company's sponsorship and visa?
  • How can executives stand out to executive search consultants for international jobs?
  • Should I seek out international interim or temporary roles while trying to land a permanent expat role?
  • How can I leverage social media for international job search?
  • How can I leverage my network to find an international role?
  • Any tips for searching internationally during the holidays? Is it worth my time?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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