Conducting a Successful Cross Border Job Search

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Global experiences used to be a nice thing to include on your resume. Today they are essential for a healthy and long-term career. While many people realize the importance of this, few understand how to create a strategic career plan incorporating these experiences and how to actually conduct a cross-border job search. In this CareerCast, Boyd Falconer, partner at Korn/Ferry International, shares his unique perspective, extensive cross-border experience, and insights on how to identify strategic opportunities, network virtually and in person across regions, and build a positive brand across the globe.

Aired May 21, 2010

Boyd Falconer is based in Korn/Ferry International’s Chicago office. His portfolio covers commercial, private equity, and not-for-profit clients.

Boyd brings 20 years of operational experience and academic depth to Korn/Ferry’s global team of partners. A military instructor pilot and parliamentary advisor prior to his corporate career, he has expertise within candidate selection and training, leadership development, assessment, and recruitment. Following a successful tenure with another global consulting and human capital firm, Boyd was recruited to Korn/Ferry in 2008 to reinforce the firm’s market-leading client service in the industrial, technology, and not-for-profit sectors. His clients include CEOs, directors, divisional presidents, general managers, and department heads across numerous geographies.

Boyd is privileged to serve as a guest lecturer at Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He also serves as a director and nomination cochair for the associate board of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.

Boyd earned both his PhD and BS at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His doctoral thesis examined the influence of organizational cultural attributes upon individuals’ attitudes.

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