How to Work in Someone Else's Country
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Description: Working abroad offers adventure, friendship with people of other cultures, intimate familiarity with exciting places, and opportunities to make real differences in communities. It also presents countless challenges, ranging from packing and staying safe and healthy to balancing project objectives with on-the-ground realities, working with local officials, and forging respectful and productive relationships. These challenges and many more are tackled in How to Work in Someone Else's Country. Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, Ruth Stark provides guidance for anybody preparing to work in a foreign country. This easy-to-read guide is enlivened by real-life examples drawn from the author's journals and stories shared by colleagues. Slim enough to fit in a carry-on, this book is sure to come in handy wherever your work takes you. Ruth Starkis an international public health professional who currently serves as the senior technical advisor for Catholic Relief Services in South Africa.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|A Note to the Reader|
|Relationship Is Everything.. . and Everyone Is Related|
|The First Step: Figuring Out What Your Job Is|
|The Second Step: Figuring Out Whom You Are Working For|
|Questions to Ask before You Start Packing|
|A Few Travel Survival Tips|
|What to Do If You Get There and Nobody Wants You|
|How to Make Them Glad That You Are There|
|Living and Working in the Public Eye|
|Working with Your' Local Counterparts|
|Meet the Press|
|Dress Code for the International Professional|
|Working with Governments|
|Visiting the Field|
|Presenting Your Message|
|On Gift Giving|
|A Few Notes on Culture|
|Briefings and Debriefings|
|Making a Difference|
|Profile of the Effective International Worker|
|A Few Last Words|