International Opportunities and Fellowships

International Jobs

In searching for job opportunities outside the United States it is critical to consider the historical traditions and career search rules specific to the country in which you would like to work. The websites below can help you find cultural traditions, resume and cover letter rules, and a vast array of other crucial country-specific career search information:

Fellowships & Scholarships

Resources

General:

Country/Continent Specific Resources:

Teaching Specific Resources:

Books

In order to give you a broader scope of job-searching procedures, protocol, and opportunities, we have listed below a sampling of books from Thayer Career Services Office. These books provide supplemental information to that offered by the above websites, and can help you get a better sense of the big picture:

Special thanks to Rachel Halsema '06 for assistance.

International CV

(Special thanks to the Career Services, University of Pennsylvania for suggestions on content.)

European employers generally request a CV from candidates—in lieu of a resume. European CV's vary from the American resume in several ways, perhaps most noticeably in terms of personal information. For example, in the U.S. it is illegal for employers to ask your age and marital status. It is standard practice in many countries for applicants to include this information on their CV's—as well as to include a current photo.

In applying for overseas opportunities, it is strongly recommended that you present employers with both a "CV" and a traditional American resume. Presenting your information in CV format demonstrates to employers that you are familiar with their business practices and allows them to more easily evaluate your materials in comparison with other candidates. A supplemental resume is also helpful for Americans and others involved with the process.

The following sites provide resources on developing CV's for international jobs and internships: