by Rachel Halpern | June 13, 2019
Re-posted from Vault
Today, employers are looking more and more for open-minded people interested in being a global citizen. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines one of its eight career readiness competencies as “global/intercultural fluency.” According to NACE, global/intercultural fluency means valuing, respecting, and learning from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.
The good news is keeping up with current events and increasing your global fluency doesn’t mean devoting several hours each day to devouring every article from numerous major newspapers. It means merely having a general idea of what’s going on in the world, and a more specific idea of what’s going on in your desired industry. All this can take you less than an hour each day. Keeping up with current events is an easy way to stand out during networking, applications, and interviews. In other words, following the news and keeping up with cultural trends will help you get hired and grow your career.
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