Are you looking for a career with professional rewards and personal
satisfaction? Perhaps you'd like to find meaningful employment in
the field of international relations? Working World is the
perfect resource for making sound career choices, and is
particularly valuable for those interested in exploring a career in
international education, exchange, and development.
Sherry Mueller, president emeritus of a large nonprofit
organization with an international focus, and Mark Overmann, a
young professional on his way up, serve as spirited guidance
counselors and offer valuable insight on launching a career, not
just landing a job. The two authors-representing contrasting
personalities, levels of experience, and different
generations-engage in an entertaining dialogue designed to
highlight alternative approaches to the same destination: making a
difference in the world.
With a rich mix of anecdotes and advice, the two authors present
their individual perspectives on career development: identifying
your cause, the art of networking, the value of mentors, and
careers as "continuous journeys." Mueller and Overmann push job
seekers to challenge assumptions about what it means to pursue a
career in international relations and to recognize that the path to
career success is rarely straight.
To help the job seeker chart the best course, Working
World provides specific resources including annotated lists of
selected organizations, websites, and further reading. Profiles of
twelve professionals, from promising young associates to presidents
and CEOs, illustrate the book's main topics. Each professional
provides insight into his or her career choices, distills lessons
learned, and offers practical advice about building a career in
international affairs. All of these resources were chosen
specifically to help job seekers map the next steps toward the
internship, job, or other opportunity that will give shape to the
career they envision.
Subjects: Political Science, Business
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