Resources for Non-U.S. Job Search

As you consider career opportunities in your home country and/or other countries, it is very important to understand cultural traditions and job search conventions in those countries. Recruiting cycles, key skillsets, resume/cover letter writing, and interview preparation strategies may be different from those in the U.S. Become familiar with job sites that are popular at the country and connect with alumni and acquaintances who work there, preferably in the areas of your interest, to learn more about the job search process and opportunities.

The Global Career Opportunity (GCO) series of events, hosted by The Career Center, showcases job markets outside the U.S. and connects students with country-specific job market information and professionals. GoinGlobal provides country-specific job search resources for more than 20 countries. Connecting with alumni clubs in your home country is also useful because many international alumni clubs hold networking and career events for current students.  

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Resources for Job Search in China

For students considering the job market in China, the Shanghai Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts many annual career events in China, including career fairs in Beijing and Shanghai. Networking with international employers who visit our campus is another strategy for your home country job search. You can check out events of international employers on handshake @ Illinois.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined Global University China Career Union (GUCCU). GUCCU provides a job portal for Illinois students who consider going to the job market in China.   

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