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A Guide to Communications Jobs Abroad

Communications is a field that relates to the various ways people communicate with one another, through verbal and nonverbal means. It is a field that has aspects of both social sciences and the humanities. Communications jobs abroad come in many forms, from broadcasting and marketing to advertising and journalism. With so many available job opportunities, working abroad in communications will build your skills in a range of important areas required to become successful in the field of communications, both at home and abroad.

Why Work Abroad in ​Communications

Communication jobs abroad will allow you to take advantage of numerous opportunities for cultural immersion and improve your skills in the field dramatically. You will be able to make the most of your time working abroad by looking for communication jobs overseas that provide the most significant cultural integration, and will therefore challenge you to see communication truly differs between countries. In today’s global job market, cultural awareness is in greater demand than ever before; in order to compete with your peers, you must develop unique skills and experiences that can help you stand out to future employers. Being able to communicate with cultural sensitivity and patience is a cornerstone within the field of communications, and most definitely a skill that you can gain through communication jobs abroad.

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Communication jobs abroad are ideal for individuals who enjoy working in a diverse and challenging environment. Working abroad will teach you how to think interculturally and help you develop effective communication skills in a global, multicultural environment. The interconnectedness of today’s world opens up a variety of communication job opportunities overseas for people will all kinds of educational and professional experience. Most communication jobs abroad are found in more developed countries and are usually based within larger cities.

London, England has a reputation of being an ideal intercultural, global city to work abroad. Not only is London one of the largest, modern cities in the Western world, it offers a variety of job opportunities in a range of industries, including communications. With over 3 million foreign born workers living in the city, London is specifically appealing to those interested in working in broadcasting or public relations in a unique European environment. Not to mention, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) headquartered in London is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization, and the second largest in the world.

Beijing, China is the nation’s capital and one of the most populous cities in the entire world. Imagine working in communications in a city with a population of roughly 21 million! The Communication University of China is a university in Beijing that was formerly a training center for those interested in broadcasting. One of the top public universities in China, this institution is known for both journalism and communications. Those who decide to work in Beijing will be able to enhance their knowledge of communication concepts and practices within a Chinese context immensely.

Doha, Qatar is the capital city and most populous city in the entire country. It is one of the fastest growing cities with emerging business and education sectors. Considered a major global city in the Middle East, Doha is a center of innovation in business, economics, culture, and politics. Most importantly, it is a hub for media and communications. One of the most well-known news networks around the world is Al Jazeera, the only independent news network in the Middle East, which runs 24 hours! Surely working in communications in Doha will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

Communications Jobs Abroad

There are many possible career paths and job opportunities within field of communications to choose from. The problem faced by most individuals seeking communications jobs abroad is deciding what industry to work in, rather than how to find a job that suits their interests. Knowing another language may be ideal when seeking out communication jobs abroad in countries where English is not the primary spoken language. Be sure to look into language requirements for communication jobs abroad before applying.

Thankfully, the field of communications encompasses a range of subfields and specialty areas, so you will have a great deal of variety among positions, from broadcasting to journalism to public diplomacy to advertising and marketing.

Marketing. Communication jobs abroad related to marketing involve the understanding and recognition of diverse needs from people around the world. Companies like McCann and BBDO Worldwide are global marketing companies that offer many individuals the chance to work abroad in East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. When searching for communication jobs overseas, be sure to look into companies that parallel interests that you already have!

Radio, Journalism, & Broadcasting. Regardless of the language barriers or diverse professional environments, skills required to be successful in these subfields, such as writing, tend to transcend borders. Journalists interested in putting their skills to use abroad are in luck. There are various countries around the world with a need for good, qualified journalists; unfortunately, these countries are usually in the midst of war and turmoil. The BBC and Al Jazeera are two world renowned global networks that are highly praised for their journalism and broadcasting abilities.

International Relations & Diplomacy. Having knowledge of communications can be beneficial for nearly any type of career, however international relations and diplomacy are fields that are truly focused on the ability to effectively communicate. Understanding international relations and having intercultural communication skills is key to working well with others in a diverse professional setting. If you are interested in international relations, begin your search for communication jobs abroad by looking at organizations like the United Nations and the European Union, where many countries and people are brought together to work on global initiatives cohesively.

In the increasingly diverse, global environment of the world today, communication skills are essential in interacting and understanding others from differing cultures in a number of professional settings and positions.

Benefits

No matter where your career path in communications takes you, almost all employers will be looking for employees who are able to communicate with individuals in multicultural settings and adapt the challenges of the international market. In terms of journalism and reporting, it is ideal to be able to communicate well to an invisible audience, regardless of where the news that is being broadcasted. But, there are a million more applications of communication skills in other fields and industries, from business to fashion.

Working abroad in communications will broaden your perspective of how people from around the world see the world they live in and how they communicate those perspectives with one another.

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