Make your foreign job hunt abroad more effective with travel

The internet can be deceptively effective.  Many lawyers wanting new jobs, including international law jobs, rely on the internet (or remote head hunters) to find new positions.

However, if you’re having trouble finding a job abroad, or if you are interested in a non-traditional law job abroad, buy a plane ticket and get going.  A Trip Abroad Can Help You Win a Job by The Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com points out many advantages of job hunting in person in a foreign location including: the kindness of strangers, more powerful networking, understanding local markets (and acceptable salaries), and even “dumb luck”.

And, don’t give up easily.  As the article points out, patience–and perhaps multiple trips abroad–are often required.

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