Leslie Forman

How to Create Your International Career

Perhaps you have lived in more than one place and in more than one language, or aspire to in the future. You are not content to be defined by a specific degree or organization, or by someone else’s expectations. Shifts and transitions have shaped your worldview, but you make the effort to stay connected with home. You crave food from faraway lands.

There’s not a lot of good information out there about how to create an international career that suits you, based on your own diverse set of interests, skills, and desires.

So I created this for you!

How to Find a Career-Building Job Abroad: An Illustrated Guide to Navigating Through Uncertain Waters from Leslie Forman

For me, creating an international career has been a long-term journey in which I’ve learned a lot about myself and connected with lots of like-minded people who have connected me with an ongoing stream of opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects.

Over the years I’ve written lots of articles about living and working abroad. Here are a few favorites:

My Global Career Story: California + China + Chile (long version, as of mid-2015)




I’m in the process of creating more resources on this topic. If you’d like to schedule an appointment to discuss this in more detail, please feel free to email me directly. Thanks!!

Here’s to your adventures!


Let’s connect: LinkedIn // Twitter

I pretended to give a speech at EXPO CHINA, an event at Santiago's Estación Mapocho. Maybe next year!

That’s me, at the podium of EXPO China in Santiago, Chile. What you can’t see in this picture is that there’s no one in the audience; it wasn’t speech time. But there were plenty of Chinese companies showing off their buses, carpets, garbage incinerators, and all kinds of other products positioned for the Chilean market. The opportunities for international trade and business are endless, and you (yes, you!) can position yourself right in the middle of it.

P.S. I’d love to hear from you and hear all about your goals and dreams. Write to me any time: leslieforman [at] gmail [dot] com!