Lesson 10: Global Perspectives on Job Search Skills

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The objective of this lesson is to equip adult learners with comprehensive job search skills that are adaptable to various cultural and international contexts. By the end of this lesson, learners should be able to understand and apply job search strategies that are sensitive to cultural norms and effectively navigate the global job market.

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Job searching is a nuanced process that requires awareness of cultural differences and adaptability to global job markets. Key skills include resume writing, networking, interviewing, and understanding international labor laws.

  • Resume Writing: Crafting a resume that meets international standards, including understanding the differences between a CV and a resume and adapting to country-specific expectations..
  • Networking: Utilizing both in-person and online platforms to connect with industry professionals worldwide, being aware of cultural etiquette in professional interactions..
  • Interviewing: Preparing for interviews that may occur in various formats, such as video calls with global employers, and understanding cultural communication styles..
  • Labor Laws: Familiarizing oneself with the employment laws of different countries, such as work hours, contracts, and employee rights..

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Resume Writing: In some countries, a photograph, personal information, and a detailed list of education qualifications are standard on a CV, while in others, these are discouraged. For example, in Germany, it is common ...

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