Opportunities in Overseas Careers [NOOK Book]


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The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . explores a vast range of professions.

Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest

  • Training and education requirements for each career

  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field

  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources

  • And much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071454476
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 173
  • File size: 277 KB

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xv
1 Working Overseas 1
What it's like living and working overseas
Who's hiring
Overseas salaries and other perks
What does it all add up to?
2 Finding That Job 13
Job-hunting avenues
Adding to your skills bank
3 Private U.S. Companies Overseas 19
Types of jobs
Salary and benefits
What the work is like
4 Teaching English as a Foreign Language 31
What is EFL?
What makes a good EFL teacher?
What an EFL teacher does
Employment outlook
Job settings for EFL teachers
U.S. government-sponsored centers and programs
U.S. universities' overseas programs
Foreign universities, colleges, and technical schools
Foreign government agencies
Private language schools
Private companies
Teaching conditions
Living conditions and lifestyle issues
Salaries and benefits
Educational preparation
Choosing a training program
What employers look for in an EFL teacher
International teaching assistants
Deciding your specialty
Teaching test preparation
Learning the language
Advantages and disadvantages of an EFL career
Finding your EFL job
5 Department of Defense Dependents Schools and International Schools 69
Department of Defense Dependents Schools
DoDDS programs
Two who have been there
DOD application requirements and information
DoDDS program benefits and general information
Length of assignment
Transportation agreement
Medical and dental facilities
Special education
Position categories
How to apply
International schools
International Schools Services
6 The Foreign Service 91
Positions within the Foreign Service
What it's like being a Foreign Service officer
Upsides and downsides
Insights of three veterans
Salaries and benefits
Getting started
Job outlook
How to apply
7 The Peace Corps 105
Paid Peace Corps positions
Time limits on Peace Corps employment
Language requirements
Intangible benefits
Tangible benefits
Applying for a paid Peace Corps position
Volunteering with the Peace Corps
The Master's International Program
United Nations Volunteers
Benefits covered by the Peace Corps
Benefits covered by the U.N. Volunteers program
Application procedures for U.S. citizens
Training and orientation
8 Nonprofit Organizations 135
Advantages and disadvantages
How to find them
Profile: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Preparing for a career in nonprofits
Appendix A Resources for Job Placement and Information 143
Appendix B Job-Related Publications 151
Appendix C Selected Employment Contacts for Teachers 155
Recommended Reading 171
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