I’ve spent the past year or so collaborating on a global career handbook, teamed with a global recruiter based in Canada. Much of our content applies to local career landscapes and industry professionals as it does on a global perspective.
The biggest factor I can attest to when adjusting your skills and abilities to align with a new or foreign environment is ensure you research the differences from what you may expect are normal. Quite often what is normal to you in your current environment or industry is offensive or detrimental in another location.
I recommend Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison as a tool if you are planning to do business or attract opportunities in other countries. The essence of this book is “When in Rome …”
Stayed tuned for the announcement of my next publication due out this summer.