Careers advice in an international setting

August 20th, 2012

For the past 12 months my colleague Jeanne Booth and I have been working with the Kitokie Projetai in Lithuania to produce a training programme for Careers Advisers working in universities and colleges across Lithuania. It raises the interesting question about how much this type of work easily travels across geographical borders and different cultures. Is the preparation of university graduates for the world beyond university essentially the same regardless of the country they are studying in? I suspect the answer is yes and no! The skills graduates need for the working world may be similar regardless of where they study but the labour market they face may be very different and therefore the job hunting strategy required is different. What is your experience of preparing graduates for employment in different cultures? How much of a reality is the global working place?

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Paul Hacking previously Head of the Career Development Centre at Nottingham Trent University & chairman of the Fedora Careers & Employment Group (European HE guidance body).