A toolkit for recognizing international competences for students in higher education
Today’s labour market requires curious, resilient and productive workers. People acquire competences in a variety of ways, sometimes even without realising it. Some of your competences can easily remain hidden from the employer when you apply for a job.
The following questions and examples will help you describe your competences, particularly from an international perspective. For example, what kind
of competences have you acquired during an international exchange period or a traineeship? A mere mention of your exchange abroad is not enough; the
employer will want to know more about your competences.
The questions and examples are divided into different categories. They will give you ideas for different stages of the job-seeking process whether you are
writing a job application or a CV or preparing yourself for a job interview.
Remember that you may have acquired international experiences in your home country and through the Internet, too!