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NGOs, Resumes and English

Nonprofit or NGOs as the rest of the world refers to them, are always seeking specialists and interns. Considering you are tax-exempt up to a certain income, your housing and transport do not come out of your salary, and you may even have a per diem, an NGO job can be a great opportunity to save money while exploring a new location. Would you ever think to put you age on your resume? Well, in many parts of the world your CV features not just you age but also your gender, marital status, number of dependents, religion, and nationality. Viewed through an American lens where there is the Equality Opportunity Employment Act, these disclosures seem untenable.

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Moving Abroad with Dependants

When you decide to move abroad, the decision doesn’t just affect you. For some people, relocating without their spouses, children, parents is a non-negotiable.  If you are single and don’t have children (or have grown children) you may be in a better position. That is not to say it is impossible if you are not.A few things to consider, when weighing a move abroad with family and loved ones: Is your husband/wife/partner willing to pack up and move? Are you looking at a long distance relationship? Are you considering a country where same-sex marriage is not only illegal but homophobia...

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Your Education and Moving Abroad

Much like in the United States, the more education you have the better your employment opportunities. However, that is not to say a high school diploma is not enough. Here is a quick breakdown of common types of overseas opportunities available at different educational levels.

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