Ask Dr. Karen - July 10
Dear Dr. Karen,
I understand how to network my way to a job in another country
but have a different problem. I am a highly paid, high-level
executive in an American manufacturing firm. If I go abroad I
want the same salary, title and status in a company overseas.
can I make this happen? What I do now is operations
management which Iíve done in many ways in different companies.
You have a quandary which many people face in
looking at new jobs in or out of their home countries. Your job
is to network heavily with
search firms who would understand and
appreciate your background and capabilities, in other words your
value creation capability. These firms should be
internationally based and focused in your industry and the
countries you would consider. You need to have some special
knowledge and experience and a long list of accomplishments.
You should also speak the language of the country you want to
work in and know about its culture and business needs. Be
prepared to spend whatever time it takes to continue your
networking. Also, think of what is more important,
experience or the exact package you now have. I know someone who
didnít take a job in China because he didnít get the salary he
wanted and didnít get a second chance.
Good luck, Karen