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Manners for global managers

International Business Etiquette Quiz

Does the thought of traveling for work excite you – flying business class to far-off lands and experiencing new cultures? Business and social etiquette can be tricky, especially in foreign countries. Making the right moves and saying the right thing can make a big difference in your career. Take the Experteer quiz on international business…

Photo With Your CV.
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To pic or not to pic

Should You Put a Photo On Your CV?

One notable challenge in an international career search is how best to create a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume that conforms with local norms. CV formats vary widely from country to country, and if you want your job application to be taken seriously, yours needs to follow the right layout. A frequent question when applying…

international-business-culture
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International Business Culture 101: Corporate Etiquette on a Global Scale

Different countries, different etiquette. For more and more executives, communicating with syndicates and sister companies, suppliers and clients in foreign countries is becoming a part of the daily grind. Professional know-how and industry expertise aren’t the only important factors for success nowadays; intercultural awareness and an understanding of different leadership skills are also increasingly important. For…

Benefits of an International Workplace
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Olympic Special: Benefits of an International Workplace

We all know two heads are better than one. But what happens when these two minds are the product of completely different countries, backgrounds and cultural upbringings? If the research is anything to go by, diversity helps a company to perform even better. A report by McKinsey titled Diversity Matters uncovered that ethnically diverse organisations are 35 percent more…