Working abroad can be a rewarding experience that will serve you well in any career. It is an excellent alternative to formal full-time study abroad for those seeking practical experience outside of the classroom.
However, getting a job abroad may be difficult because government regulations typically favor hiring locals before considering foreign nationals, particularly when unemployment is high.
The search for a job abroad is further complicated by the need for a work permit, a government's permission for a specific job during a fixed period of time. You or the prospective employer must petition a government for such working papers.
IU's Walter Center for Career Achievement has excellent Web and library resources.