Traveling Abroad for Work: 10 Things No One Tells You

Traveling abroad

Traveling abroad for work can be a bit intimidating; forcing you to step outside your normal comfort zone. In the first six months of 2013, I made six trips to Adecco Group headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland; passing through five different airports on my journey there. By the end of June, I had spent nine weeks total overseas.

Before my first trip, I tried to prepare by reviewing tips about Swiss culture and international business travel. Looking back, I realize that while I found a few useful articles, most of the content I came across seemed recycled and cliché.

Are you traveling abroad soon for work? Below are 10 things I really learned during my time spent overseas.
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Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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No matter what industry you are in, having an enhanced LinkedIn profile that speaks to your goals, skills and aspirations is key to landing your next, or first, job.
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Become a recruiter's go to person, respond quickly, be prepared, have an updated resume

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We’ve taken some advice from our best recruiters to make your job search and the submission process easy. Below are some key points for working with recruiters that are easy to adopt in your own job search.
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