Hello! I have a BA in International Relations, an MA in International Law and currently working as a project manager in a small firm.
My situation and questions are directed first at Mrs. Nannette Ripmeester and second to your other guests: I would like to work mostly in the US or if not, in the UK of Fr.
The problems that I face are as follows:
1. Experience: as a young employee I don’t have the 3-5 year experience that is mostly required to be considered for the job. I have done internships, unpaid ones, but I cannot afford to continue down that unpaid path. How can you get experience if either nobody is hiring ooor the ones that do want you, take advantage of the economic situation and are making you work for free as an “intern”. (this is one of the most frustrating situations out of all)
2. Getting your CV to be read by a international company. As I do not have an IT or Economics diploma, my CV doesn’t seem interesting enough.
3. Visas or work permits. Employers seem not that eager to hire graduates from other countries.
Anybody else facing these problems?
So, my question is how to go about all this? :)
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule and participating :)