avoiding international blunders

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48-05:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

To Berlin and Beyond: 3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in Germany

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48-05:00June 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Europe, Germany, global competency, International Protocol|

In order to access Germany's dynamic market and build long-lasting relationships, remember these cultural tips for a business trip that’s worth every euro.

How to Internationalize Your Resume

By |2018-10-11T14:54:49-05:00June 8th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, International Protocol, Interview Etiquette, Office Culture|

Developing a resume that showcases your international savvy and cross-cultural expertise will set you apart as a dynamic candidate qualified to work with diverse clientele.

How to Internationalize your Cover Letter

By |2018-10-11T14:54:49-05:00June 7th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, global competency, International Protocol, Interview Etiquette, Office Culture|

Wherever you may apply, keep these tips in mind when writing an internationally-bound cover letter.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Tips for Mastering the Telecommute

By |2018-10-11T14:54:49-05:00June 6th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Lifestyle, Networking, Office Culture, Travel, Workplace Etiquette|

For those whose commitments don’t allow working a traditional 9 to 5, here are five tips for mastering the telecommute and being present from a distance.

Say Fromage! 4 tips for Serving French Cheese

By |2018-10-11T14:54:50-05:00June 2nd, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, France, global competency, Gracious Living, Hosting duties, International Protocol, Lifestyle|

Knowing how to properly slice and serve cheese the French way is an important part of adapting to the culture, as it demonstrates your dining finesse and your appreciation for France's culinary craftsmanship. The next time you're offered an opportunity to try a Morbier or a Brie, follow these guidelines and bon appetit!

Cinco De Mayo: A Mexican or American Tradition?

By |2018-10-11T14:54:52-05:00April 26th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Whether you’re going to a Mexican restaurant for happy hour or mixing your own margaritas, it’s important to understand the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo to warrant a festive experience.

The Culture Question Part II: International Negotiations

By |2018-10-11T14:54:54-05:00April 4th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, intercultural training case, United States|

3 aspects of Intercultural negotiation for a more successful business endeavor

The Culture Question: Assessment over Assumption in a Globalized World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:55-05:00April 3rd, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, global competency, intercultural training case, International Protocol, Networking|

In an increasingly globalized market, these dimensions are constantly evolving as people from different cultures strive to meet one another halfway. Find your comfort zone and seek an authentic balance.

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