Managing Global Careers: Challenges for the 21st Century

Neault, Roberta
May 2005
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;May2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Immigrants, expatriates, and other global careerists face similar career challenges as they prepare to work abroad, find work, settle in, manage their careers, and/or repatriate. Based on previous research and experience teaching and counselling individuals in international careers, the author explores challenges including the logistics of international moves, culture shock, language limitations, and concerns about risk and personal security. The financial implications of working abroad and the challenges of engaging in lifelong learning and achieving work-life balance in an international career are also presented. The paper concludes with recommendations for counselling and advocating for individuals as they navigate global careers.


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