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International careers in today´s society are becoming immensely popular. With the development of modern day technology and globalization, companies aim to employ people who are able to work in different countries. For people who strive to have a job that can take them across borders, an international career may be a good option. For others, this kind of career mainly seems unappealing. So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of an international career?

Firstly, an advantage of an international career is that it allows employees to travel to exciting countries and experience different languages and cultures. This alone could be the determining argument for choosing this career. Managing partner in Brussels, Jean –Marie Van der Borre says in the article “A Race Won by the Swift and the Strong” published in Newsweek Special Issue on November xxxx, that it is difficult to find qualified people. It is therefore beneficial for the employers to let their employees work in other countries where their qualification is needed. Consequently, Employees get the opportunity to discover a new place as well as earning money. It is a “win win” situation.

However, an international career has its disadvantages too. Not everyone qualifies for this career. Consultant Anne – Marie Ronayne mentions in the same article that a good attitude and good language skills are a must. These requirements limit the number of people suitable for this career. Subsequently, many people who are highly skilled in their job may not get it due to their poor language skills. Moreover, other qualities needed are as a sense of cultural diversity and an ability to adapt to different cultures. To this list, I would like to add the importance of being open – minded. You should respect other people´s culture and lifestyle. All these demands are necessary. Being socially competent and being able to…...

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