How to Break Into an International Career

While many countries (particularly the United States) are having labor problems at home, the international job market is booming like never before. The internet and the global connectivity of markets all over the world has placed individuals with international competencies into unprecedented demand.

Here are a few common examples of how to go international:

There are plenty of organizations and programs that can help you find and get started with an international internship.

Volunteer abroad.

Volunteer work is another great way to get international expertise — and it's actually a great way to get started. Many successful international professionals got their start with volunteer work. 

Teach English abroad.

Teaching English to non-English speakers is another profession that's always in demand. If you already have a passion for teaching and want to take things to the next level — or if you're just looking for a new adventure — this could be the career path for you.

Study abroad.

Earning your degree while in a foreign country can be like killing two birds with one stone. You're preparing yourself with the education you need to start an international career, while, by necessity, immersing yourself in another place and culture.