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Everyone likes to go abroad on the odd business trip. But have you everthought about doing a longer-term overseas posting? Spending some serious time working abroad enables you to see beyond the superficial cultural differences you encounter in only a couple of days, and to learn what those differences mean to your business. Your own value in the marketplace will increase, and your company will benefit from your new knowledge.

Having spent several long periods a broad myself, I know I am much more tolerant of people's eccentricities, and, having seen people work in so many different ways, I feel I can come up with a better solution to a problem, rather than the most obvious one

But working a broad is not for everyone. You either need to be a gregarious mixer who is not shy of making new friends, or totally self contained -- but you're not likely to get so much out of the experience if you're the latter.

You will get stressed -- not just through work, but from not knowing how to do everyday things, such as how to pay in and retrieve your money from a bank. …

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