Originally Posted by TheGoodLife
to be honest Im not totally sure exactly what I would like to do. Im currently a junior in college and I will be looking at marketing internships next summer. I would like to live abroad after college and work in a field related to marketing that will help me gain actual experience and I hope this will also show me the different job options that are available. i would like to have a steady life so im wondering if international business jobs require constant moving or is it a job that requires business trips?
I appreciate your help
what I would do would be
1. study what you can about sales
2. study as many different languages as you can, at a basic level
3. learn a little about shipments and international payments (the commerce department has courses, and several other organizations do, too)
4. see if you can get a job selling something domestically, and develop some skills with it, then try to get transfered to an international position, leverage that to more.
this is basically for sales - frankly, for marketing it is harder, because I think that marketing positions are usually more likely to be filled by people who speak the local language.
I spent about 15 years living in different locations, and then stayed living in one place and travel about 140 days a year. those are basically the two options.