While the U.S. economy sputters back to life, more than 5 million American executives and business-school grads are finding experience and small fortunes in the thriving economies of the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) as well as South Korea and Vietnam.
The emerging market economies are suffering from the recession but remain thirsty for trained business executives and American MBAs, according to a feature report on BNET, “Are You Expat Material?” Most American business “expats are in Asia,expats are in Asia, where one in four earn more than $200,000 a year.”
More than five million Americans are already there ― wherever “there” may be ― and more are expected to arrive as the expanding global economy continues rewarding talent over nationality. In places such as Vietnam, South Korea, and even Brazil, a little business experience and a lot of nerve can lead to a hefty compensation package and training that can give you a valuable leg up when you decide to return to the U.S. job market.
The report offers a guide on how and when American professionals should consider foreign employment and outlines the economic conditions and employment landscape for American executives in Vietnam, Brazil, South Korea, China and India.
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