Building a Career in Global Mobility – Insights from Industry Veterans

All too often when you speak to seasoned global mobility professionals about their background and how they found themselves working in global mobility you’ll hear the phrase “I just fell into it”.

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Feb 13, 2018
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All too often when you speak to seasoned global mobility professionals about their background and how they found themselves working in global mobility you’ll hear the phrase “I just fell into it”.  It’s a niche field, and perhaps not obvious as a career path until one is well established in the workplace. Be that as it may, over the past couple of decades global mobility has grown from the old “expatriate management” positions acting as a bolt-on to the wider HR generalist field, to a career path in its own right. But the world is changing, and mobility specialists starting out now have a very different future in front of them than previous generations. So, if you are in the early years of a global mobility career, or thinking about moving into or specialising in global mobility, what do you need to know and consider?

Is a degree necessary for a role in global mobility? 

Firstly let’s look at the standard requirements. Most job postings for entry level or junior level global mobility positions will stipulate that a degree is mandatory, even though this is a role for which learning on the job is essential. So – is a degree really required, or can you get by without one...read more.



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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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