International Career

International Careers and Long-Term Jobs Abroad


Career Abroad Empowerment don’t just happen. They are carefully planned and built up over a period of time.
International employers insist that you have international experience before sending you to work abroad.
The key to gaining international experience is to dive into all things international while you are at university
and by taking a gap year off. You need to build up a host of international experiences before you are ready to
start applying for professional international jobs. And the great thing about building these experiences is that
you can have a blast doing it with us!


                      Teaching English: A Stepping Stone to International Careers:

One path many have taken to successfully find overseas jobs is to start by teaching English.
Jean-Marc explains how this can lead to further options allowing your to develop your cross-cultural skills and
even to find work abroad in related fields. Many writers, teachers, and other professionals have gained a start
in this way.Find out



Manifesto for International Employment

This guide is targeted to people who seek their first international job. Most of the examples will be taken from the nonprofit, journalism, and educational sectors, although the principles apply to business and government as well.
The tips can be used to find short-term or long-term assignments, and will be helpful for recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retired people eager for new adventures. We will cover virtual networking as well as in-person strategies...



Living and Working Abroad

An eminent international career expert shares his insights regarding employment trends.
He offers practical and inspirational advice to short- and long-term job seekers in a conversation with Career Abroad Empowerment.
An exploration of perception versus reality regarding the many great opportunities for jobs and international careers.


Deal With Job Hunt Rejection

Didn’t get the NCEA results you wanted

Creative ways to land a job

The employability skills that your next boss is looking for

What employability skills do you need to succeed?

Tips to help you deal with job hunt rejection

If you were interviewed but didn't get the job, don’t be hard on yourself. It may just be that the job went to a candidate who had more skills or experience. We’ve put together the ultimate job guide to help you find new job success. In it you’ll find lots of useful information, like these tips on how to prepare for, and review, the interview process. Questions to ask yourself if you didn’t get the job Did you have trouble answering any of the questions? Had you done enough research about the employer before the interview? Had you prepared questions to ask the employer during the interview? Did you dress appropriately for the position – were you well groomed? Were you friendly and confident when answering questions? If you didn't do as well as you’d liked in some of these areas, list down the things to improve for next time. For example, if you had trouble answering some interview questions, prepare answers to the questions you found difficult. Try to think of examples to back up your response. Not landing any interviews? If you’re sending out CVs left, right and centre but not getting any bites, you may need to review a few things: Be honest with yourself. Do you have the right skills and qualifications for the jobs you're applying for? You may need to revise your job goals, or do more training to get where you want to go. Did you tailor your CV and cover letter so that they related to the specific job requirements listed for every job ad you responded to? Did you present your CV, cover letter and job application well? Was the information well-formatted, the spelling correct and did you clearly display your skills and knowledge? Read More

Didn’t get the NCEA results you wanted?

Every January students almost break the internet rushing to check their NCEA results online. Parents, teachers and especially students themselves are anxious to check the results they worked so hard for. Students in their final year will be hoping to have gained enough credits to enter their chosen course, apprenticeship or job. But what happens when things don’t go to plan, and a student hasn’t gained enough credits or done as well as they hoped? There’s often more than one path to a desired career. Here we explore some of the possibilities. Students returning to school without the results they wanted If students don’t achieve Level 1 in a subject, it may impact on what they can study the following year. For example, before a student can study statistics or calculus at Level 2, they need to achieve Level 1 mathematics. They can still study at NCEA Level 2 next year, but they’ll need to include NCEA Level 1 mathematics. Some students won’t have done as well as they’d hoped and may want to change their subjects altogether. The best thing for them to do is talk through options with their school – they may find they are able to make up credits or swap subjects. Remember, subjects might have an impact on what young people do later on, so it’s important they consider their future career when making decisions. Keep in mind it’s a good idea for students to continue with core subjects like mathematics, science and a language-rich subject like English, as they provide basic background knowledge and skills essential for most careers and training options. Did you know Careers New Zealand has a subject matcher .