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International Career Blueprint – 5 Marketable Skills

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

It seems that the internet has no shortage of advice for young careerists when it comes to skill acquisition.

“Learn this, do that, study here… Get X certification and you’ll be set…”

Sure, it is great to obtain skills and develop yourself, but if you are just getting started out and want a good, stable job with good income, some skills become more relevant than others.

In this video, we walk you through the 5 Top Skills that international recruiters look for when they hire new talent.

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International Career Blueprint – How to Kick Tail Abroad

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

Getting abroad and finding a job in another country is one thing…

Executing and making sure that you THRIVE is another thing entirely.

Too many people spin their wheels, wondering what they can do next how how they can scrape by and pay next month’s bills.

In this video we will show you how to avoid stagnation in your international career and give you the tools to transition on to something truly great!

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Language Barrier Tips – Chinese Translator Edition

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

Managing a language barrier is never fun or pretty.

We saw evidence of just how ugly translations can be in a previous post, but in this instance, I would like to focus a bit more on the solution than on the issue.

Everyone finds himself or herself stumbling and mumbling uncontrollably as they ask for their cheeseburger or morning coffee.

You find yourself calling a man beautiful, or referring to your female boss as being handsome.

Nonetheless, we are left to stumble and bumble our ways through our daily lives.  (Unless you have a great Chinese translator helping you out.)

But, unfortunately, most of us do not have private interpreters following us around.

So what can we do in the meantime?

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5 Funniest Translation Mistakes from Around the World

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

I miss working abroad.

I miss it dearly.

Working in China allowed me to see some of the most hilarious things I will ever see in my life.

People who have dyed the dogs fur to resemble tigers or pandas… Haircuts that belong in an anime movie… Old people walking backwards to reverse their aging…

Living abroad provides one with a seemingly endless source of entertainment.

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International Career Blueprint – How to Build Your Network

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

Having a well written resume is all well and good, but you will have very little success hunting for jobs if you rely on a flimsy piece of paper.

The resume is a great tool, but there are far more effective methods you should employ when you try to find a job.

One of the most effective methods you can utilize: professional networking.

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International Career Blueprint – How to Build Your Resume

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

If you fail to take the time to learn how to write a resume, you stand no chance of finding work.

Writing the perfect resume is even more important if you hope to find work abroad.

In the fifth installment of the international career blueprint, we will guide you through everything you need to know about writing a resume and making yourself attractive to recruiters.

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Career Guide – Teach and Work in China (Pt. 2)

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

Today are giving you another sneak peak into one of our international career guides: Teach and Work in China.

This guide details every step that is required to find work abroad.

We will help you quit your crappy day job, move to China, get a your first job teaching English abroad, and transition to a thrilling career in international business.

Be sure to check out the second chapter of Teach and Work in China, and please feel free to leave your questions or comments below!

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International Career Blueprint – Look Beyond Borders!

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

There are millions of reasons to leave home and go see the world.

Adventure, travel, excitement…

All the things that you want out of life but don’t know how to obtain.

Today, we will be sharing the fourth installment in the International Career Blueprint video series.  Learn why you should work abroad and better understand you can get started.

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Getting A Visa – Everything You Need To Know

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

One of the scariest parts of working abroad is figuring out how to get a Visa so you can work legally in another country.

Finding a job in another country is one thing, navigating the bureaucratic visa application process is another entirely.

While I held a post as a recruiter for a large company in Beijing, candidates were more worried about obtaining a work visa than virtually anything else when we conducted job interviews.

Fortunately, there are a ton of resources available for people who want to move abroad and get a standard working visa.  The tricky part is figuring out where to look and who to believe.

In the third part of our video series, we will show you everything you need to know about getting a work visa!

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Career Guide – Teach and Work in China

AUTHOR: Zachary Ludington (Founder of Ludington Apps, Co-Founder of Escape Unemployment)

Today we would like to give you a sneak peak into one of our international career guides: Teach and Work in China.

This guide details every step that is required to find work abroad and transition from your first job as an English teacher to a career in international business.  Whether you are still in your home country and just toying around with the idea of moving abroad to find work, or currently living in China and looking for ways to move on from teaching to a business career, this book will guide you down the right path.

Be sure to check out the first chapter of Teach and Work in China, and please feel free to leave your questions or comments below!

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