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Announcements : 10 Reasons Employers Love Graduates Who Have Studied Overseas!

Announcement: 10 Reasons Employers Love Graduates Who Have Studied Overseas!

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10 Reasons Employers Love Graduates Who Have Studied Overseas!


1. Broad, Global Experience

When you study abroad, you're surrounded by people and culture that you wouldn't be exposed to at home. Learning about the world hands-on is marketable to potential employers.

2. Eagerness

The fact that you got on a plane and moved to another part of the world puts you above the competition. It shows you're thirsty for knowledge and new experiences. Employers like to see such eagerness in the people they bring on to the team.

3. Cultural Awareness

Employees come from different backgrounds, clients may be based abroad, and have different cultural customs. The ability to absorb and adapt to new cultures is highly desirable, as is cultural sensitivity. 

4. Problem Solving Skills

Living abroad throws  all sorts of new and unforeseen problems your way that you wouldn't have otherwise faced if you had stayed home. Problem solving is a skill employers look for in a strong applicant, so navigating those issues abroad gives you a great bank of experience to draw from, and talk up during the interview. 
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5. Self Sufficiency

You'll need to lean things as you go; pick up and carry on during hard times and your employer will appreciate this autonomy, as it shows you'll be capable of managing and completing tasks that come your way.

6. Advanced Social Skills

Going abroad means you had to form a new social circle. When you start a new job, you'll need to be aware of appropriate social behaviour, mingle with new colleagues, impress your boss, and generally mesh well with the team. Draw on all those social skills you picked up overseas!

7. Adaptability

You've already adapted to a whole new culture, schedule, university requirements, possibly even a new language. Adapting to a new workplace shouldn't be too hard for you, and employers will be grateful for this. 

8. Fresh Perspective

Studying abroad opens up your mind in ways you might not imagine before. Gaining new perspectives abroad will help you be more creative, and view decisions from different angles in the workplace. 

9. Appreciation of Diversity

Your decision to study abroad demonstrates that you understand the importance of diversity - both cultural diversity, and on a more personal level, that of diversifying your academic experience and views. Hopefully you'll also be able to appreciate diversity in the workplace, and even come to expect it for a company to thrive. 

10. Ability to Take Risks and use Initiative

Making the move abroad takes initiative - the opportunity didn't just fall into your lap; you sought it out. Employers recognise that you would be willing to show initiative and, to a certain extent, take risks.