As an Executive Assistant, Janisette Cruz knows that it is important to understand her employer’s business and be in a position to add value to the management chain. Her employer, PoleCo, is working on developing a market in Latin America. In her current job, Janisette enjoys applying her skills, experience and international trade expertise to help PoleCo achieve its goals.
With improvements being made in terms of security, and the country’s young population with a drive to learn and develop, the possibilities for economic growth and foreign trade are looking more positive. With new financial processes and infrastructure being constructed in Iraq, do you think it could soon become the next big emerging market?
The biggest mistake you can make in international trade is jumping in head first without having done your homework. And while engaging in global business can be rewarding and lucrative, having a lack of understanding of all the factors and costs involved can lead to problems that are both stressful and expensive.
I recently asked three of our international business veterans, what they thought was more important for success in international trade. Was it attitude or skills?…
There are four main lessons I try to help all my international business students at Fanshawe College discover for themselves before they move on to the working world. These lessons, when learned and put into practice with my business-education partnership model, help to create professionals that have the skills global businesses want and need.
What if you moved to a new country and had to start your career from scratch? Or you stayed home to raise your family for years before trying to head back to the workforce? Or what if you were desperately looking for a break into an international business career over an extended period of time?
If you are a Canadian company in need of ICT, digital animation and good programmers, head to Colombia! If you are in agrifoods, specialty food or health food, head to Colombia to sell your products! And – if you are gluten intolerant/allergic – Colombia is the land of yucca, the gluten free alternative to make your pancakes, English muffins and sandwiches.
What if travelling from one end of the city to the other became a potentially dangerous endeavor? Would you risk your life for a professional development opportunity? How about to help rebuild your country? A group of business-minded individuals in Baghdad, Iraq is doing just that.
Organization/Company Export Development Canada (EDC) Position Account Manager/Senior Account Manager, Commercial Markets & Small Business – Greater Toronto Area (Toronto or Mississauga Office) – Requisition ID 000119…
Speaking from three decades of experience as a business professional, I believe that the most important requisites for success in a career in any field are personal characteristics and values. Education, training and on the job experience are necessary of course. However, the news media is full of stories about highly educated, trained and experienced business people who spectacularly fail because of negative personal characteristics, including the lack of values.