Resume teardown #3: newly-minted social worker looking for a first job

Today I tackle a Resume Teardown of a job candidate who just received their master’s degree. (For those who are unfamiliar with my Resume Teardowns, every so often I will find a resume online for perusal. I’ll review it, see what works and what doesn’t, and share my thoughts with you.) That way, you can learn from …

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Wherein the Author Remarks on the Potential Uselessness of International Relations Degrees

In terms of being more competitive for jobs in international affairs, how useful is a degree in international relations, really? My take:  a lot less than most people think. The idea for this post came to me while I was on an airplane, listening to someone talk a little too loudly a few rows up. …

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Why you should consider working abroad in a smaller city or town

Many people looking for work abroad (and study abroad, for that matter) experiences gravitate towards large metropolitan areas such as London, Paris, Sydney, São Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. São Paulo skyline There are, of course, many reasons why you might want to do that, including job availability, excitement/nightlife, and a large expat community. …

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FOREX blues, or how I took a 50% pay cut overseas without even trying

First of all, this is emphatically NOT a post about how to make $DOUGH$ trading in foreign currency.  I leave that to the day trading community.  Not my thing.  Rather, this is a quick tale about how foreign exchange rates can negatively affect your working abroad experience. What it’s really about it my own experience …

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Book Review: Kissinger the Negotiator — Lessons from Dealmaking at the Highest Level

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Rating:  five out of five stars Title: Kissinger the Negotiator — Lessons from Dealmaking at the Highest Level Author:  James K. Sebenius with R. Nicholas Burns and Robert M. Mnookin Year:  2018 Current price:  $14.99 (Kindle edition); $17.99 (paperback) Bottom line:  Want to learn how to handle complex negotiations?  You can’t do much better than …

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Book Review: How to Work Overseas — The Recent Graduate’s Guide to Landing an International Job Fast by Teaching English Abroad

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Rating:  four out of five stars Title:  How to Work Overseas — The Recent Graduate’s Guide to Landing an International Job Fast by Teaching English Abroad Author:  Dylan Alford Year:  2012 Current price:  $2.99 (Kindle edition) Bottom line:  An inexpensive, useful guide to finding an overseas job as an English teacher. Well-structured chapters and useful …

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