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Saturday, September 25, 2010

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In December 2008, Matthew Moughan graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee at the height of the recession and, not surprisingly, couldn’t land a job.
“I kept getting the same responses from most companies that they were not hiring at the time,” he said.
So he expanded his search outside of the nation’s borders.
He landed an internship with Electronic Shipping Solutions in London through San Francisco-based Intrax Internships Abroad and then got a full-time job offer from the firm.
“One thing I would tell anyone who has the slightest thought of going abroad is to just go for it,” he said. “Whether it is for work or to study, the overall experience that you will gain is invaluable.”
Amy Raslevich, 38, and her husband, Jeff Kelly, 39, along with their two young children moved in February from Pittsburgh to Maastricht, the Netherlands, because Kelly took a foreign assignment offered by his employer.
The couple thought international experience would bode well for Kelly’s career, but Raslevich, who left her job as a executive director of a nonprofit to make the move, isn’t sure she will be able to find work. The laws allowing noncitizens to work are strict, she said, and there aren’t a lot of jobs for foreigners because the unemployment rate is high in the Netherlands. 
“I don’t know what my resume is going to look like,” she said. “It’s kind of scary.”
With an anemic job market in the United States, many are looking beyond our shores to find employment or advance their careers.
International experience is often seen as a plus for career enhancement. But finding employment abroad is anything but easy, especially if you’re not moving with an existing employer. Furthermore, becoming an expatriate can be a major adjustment.Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation

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