Working overseas in recruitment can be rewarding - but is it for everyone? Alan Walker speaks to experienced TA leader Rachel Barr on her experiences, and learns about the challenges and opportunities for TA leaders working internationally.

Working overseas in recruitment can be rewarding – but is it for everyone? Alan Walker speaks to experienced TA leader Rachel Barr on her experiences, and learns about the challenges and opportunities for TA leaders working internationally.

They discuss:

  • How working overseas, you will learn as much about yourself as an individual, as you do as a professional
  • How there are cultural challenges wherever you decide to work and you have to learn to engage with people in different ways
  • Communication as being only the start, and that understanding that people in other cultures think differently is a key to success
  • Having a mindset of respect as being essential
  • How being able to to adjust to the role of an “outsider” is an important trait
  • That working abroad is an incredible way to develop nuanced leadership and communication skills
  • How willingness to travel can be a fast-track to progression and to gaining the skills to lead multi-national teams
  • Why “coming home” can sometimes be a shock to the system, particular if you haven’t continued to engage with your network!
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