On behalf of the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the
McGill Library, CaPS is delighted to announce that the The Big
Guide to Living and Working Overseas On-Line has been added to our
vast collection of career resources at McGill University.
The Big Guide is a comprehensive and interactive website
designed to help you prepare for an international career. With over
800 resources and 2200 international organization profiles, the Big
Guide gives practical advice on how to start an international
career and acquire international work experience.
To access The Big Guide, visit www.workingoverseas.com/mcgill.
Main features and tools
This feature will allow you to stay organised in your research
through private notes, highlights and bookmarks. The My Learning
Path tool will help you focus your research by helping you identify
one or several international career goals and then recommending
readings from The BIG Guide. This should be your starting
point on The BIG Guide.
Within MyGuide you will also find 14 self-assessment quizzes to
evaluate your preparation level in areas such as personality,
experience and ‘International IQ’. Quiz tips will help you along
and you can add private notes to your quiz results to track
Job boards and volunteer/internship
The BIG Guide lists over 100
professional-level job boards across a range of industries. It also
lists dozens of internship and volunteer websites, including
short-term and working vacation programs.
Available in English and
French, in HTML or PDF, the Quick Guides are summaries of main
strategies and topics. Use these for quick reference and to keep
you focussed. Are you really pressed for time? Check out the Quick
Guides marked ‘Essential Reading’.
The Country Guides link you
to resources that will help you explore a country or region of
interest. Use these resources to educate yourself before applying
for positions overseas.
Search The BIG Guide
Online through a basic keyword search or an advanced search
using the AND operator. You can also browse/search by organisation
profile, resources, job category, country/region, and cities in the
U.S. and Canada with international contacts.
Ask the Expert
Submit a question to author
Jean-Marc Hachey and perhaps it will be answered on the
Reader comments and contributions
of the notes feature, you can leave comments on any of the
resources and organisation profiles listed in The BIG
Guide. Users are also encouraged to submit their own essays
for viewing and rating by other subscribers.
Other features include
newsletters, videos by Jean-Marc Hachey, and YouTube favourites
that capture the BIG Guide philosophy. Finally, check out
‘The World Online’ under the Tools menu. This collection of
irreverent, educational and fun links will inspire you!
For more information or to send us feedback, e-mail
caps [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca , call 514-398-3304 x00950, or visit us in
room 2200 of the Brown building, Monday through Friday, 9h –