Time to boast... but document!!
No one needs to be reminded that it's a tough labor market out there. And finding work abroad has never been more sought after -- "America's brain drain: 6.3 million US citizens now live and work overseas" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070893/Brain-drain-reverse-6-3-MILLION-Americans-counting-live-work-overseas.html -- nor more of a challenge -- "Spain is no longer a labor oasis" http://www.andalusia-travel.com/174/2011-0326/spain-travel-migration-en.html (if you've been following the news this comes as no surprise).
So when it comes to marketing yourself for an international position -- or any opportunity for that matter -- you need to set yourself apart, highlighting the skills and talents that make you THE candidate that should at least get the interview.
If you're out there looking for work (of any sort) in the international sector, what is that one skill, talent, or experience you're building on that sets you apart from the other candidates AND how do you document it?
This last question, it seems to me, is particularly important -- especially when we're considering "soft" skills.
If you're an employer or an advisor, what skills do you look for and how do you hope/expect (or possibly have seen) applicants document these skills -- for good or ill? Is it possible to have a wish list that's not keyed to a particular position anymore? Are broad-based (but notoriously soft) "cultural competencies" passé in the current climate?
Share your thoughts.