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The Advantages Of International Students in Jobs Market

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International students have the unique set of experiences and skills that make them special in front of potential employees. It can be difficult out there, though, so when you write resumes and meet employers, it’s good to know the things that make you especially valuable to them. Here are four advantages that international students have, that you should highlight when talking to employers.

1.  YOU ARE SPECIAL

As an international student, you will bring new ideas and different point of view into your workplace – making your employer’s organisation more creative and diverse. Studies have even proven that more diverse organisations are more innovative and can even be more profitable.

2.  YOU HAVE ‘CULTURAL CAPITAL’

Australia has lower rates of bilingualism than other countries, so the fact that you can speak more than one language can make you very valuable to a company that works with overseas markets. The same goes for having a special knowledge of the culture, economy or work practices of another region. As an international student, you’ll help your employer be competitive in a global economy and to communicate with overseas markets or clients.

3.  YOU ARE COMMITTED

An employer might wrongly assume that an international student isn’t going to stay around in the job for very long.  But actually, you’ve dared to venture away from friends and family because of how committed you are to finding this job.  You’ve had to make many sacrifices and face many challenges in order to be here – that’s because you are passionate and motivated!

4. YOU ARE REALLY MATURE

Perhaps most importantly, international students are very mature.  You know what you want – move away from the comforts of home, get through university by yourself and in the process, become highly independent. Through it all, you’ve learned flexibility, good work ethics, as well as an ability to work with people in an organisation who are different from you. This means you won’t fall to pieces when things go wrong; you’ll be a self-sufficient employee who can work well with others and see things through to the end.

Contact us to find out more

International Student enquiries:
Phone: +6018-241-4802
Email: info@exceleducation.com.au

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Michelle Phan

A freelance writer, graduated from Curtin University, specialises in commercial writing, love travel and enjoy walking on the beach, Michelle also feeds on Psychology and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.

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