Globalisation has made the world a smaller place that even if you are planning to work in your home country, doing business with people of different nationalities is inevitable. In some businesses, intercultural communication skill is even valued as more than a just soft skill. During Career Planning for a Global Career workshop, trainers will take participants on a journey, where they will be forced to think and act out of their comfort zone and experience culture differences in a unique setting. Furthermore, more detailed information will be provided on understanding the cultural differences play in CV writing, being able to apply for a job in a foreign country, which application method work best, what skills sets make employers tick, and what to mention in your CV whether it is for a job in Shanghai, Stockholm or Sydney.
Despite not being one of the biggest student cities in the Netherlands, Wageningen is known as a melting pot for foreign students. In Wageningen, you can find students from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, Oceania, and North America. Working together with people from different cultural background enriches one’s knowledge by the shared experience and the different perspectives. For over 20 years Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM) has helped the success of international labour mobility by providing knowledge and advice on cultural differences in job hunting. During the One World Week event, ELM would like to help stimulate and raise awareness of the importance of culture differences and similarities in the global job market.
The presentation of this workshop is online. The password is oneworldweek2014.