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FAQs

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Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to be considered for employment?

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No. You only need to be legally residing in the U.S. You can have dual citizenship or have legal permanent residence status.

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What are the fees involved in using GPI's services?

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All fees and expenses involving career placement through GPI are paid by the clients. GPI's services are therefore provided at no cost to the applicants themselves.

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Is there an age requirement?

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While there is no formal age requirement, we have found that individuals with 3-10 years of relevant experience usually have the backgrounds living or working overseas that our clients are seeking.

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Do I need a college degree?

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Most positions require at least a bachelor's degree. Candidates with advanced degrees (Master's or Ph.D.) are also greatly sought after, and such qualifications will likely have a positive impact on the overall salary/compensation package.

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I attended a school abroad, does that count?

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Yes. Any extended period you lived overseas is an advantage, and a foreign college degree is equally valid with a U.S. degree.

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How long are overseas projects, generally?

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Timeframes vary greatly, from several months to several years, depending on the employer and the requirement.

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What parts of the world are employers most interested in?

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That changes significantly over time, but currently we see most needs for employees in Central and Eastern Europe; East, Southeast and South Asia; the Middle East; Africa; and Latin America.

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My background is very general in business, not in any specific industry. Is that a problem?

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No. Most employers welcome generalists who can adapt their business to new industry areas and assignments.

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I only speak one foreign language fluently. Is that enough?

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It depends on the language and our clients' requirements. Currently, these are mainly for East European, Middle Eastern, Asian and African languages and dialects; or European languages such as French, Dutch and Portuguese that are spoken in parts of Asia and Africa.

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I'm concerned about pay and benefits. How will they compare to what I would expect to be offered in the U.S.?

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Since most, if not all, of our clients are U.S. companies, they generally offer compensation and benefits packages consistent with U.S. standards. Similarly, all of our clients are equal opportunity employers.