We recently asked our Lenovo recruitment team (Krista Jaeckel, Erin Jernigan, and Jane Shephard) to share some tips for working at a global corporation. Their answers are below.

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What are some tips for working at a global corporation?
 

Krista Jaekel:

Good communication skills both verbal and written. Being able to work in a team environment especially with people who are different from yourself. Being respectful. Have an open mind.
 

Erin Jernigan:

- Ability to listen and understand another point of view

- Using time wisely during meetings to avoid back-forth between time zones

- Adjust your communication styles accordingly

- Flexibility
 

Jane Shephard:

Be engaged - look for opportunities to volunteer and take advantage of a global team to meet and collaborate with others from different backgrounds.

Comments

  • Excellent, helpful tips. Good communication skills are a definite advantage!

  • Thanks for the rips. I have a question about volunteering though. How are people who actually have to work to pay the bills supposed to do that? Except on a very limited basis in what little spare time they may have.

  • Ask a recruiter: What does your company/organization do to see value in its employees?

  • SOMETIMES BUSINESS CO-WORKERS HAVE A WORKING LUNCH OR DINNER AT A RESTAURANT.  WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO DIVIDE THE BIL IN SUCH A CASE?

  • I like the advice about meetings and being cognizant of folks in other time zones. Very important!

  • There are both federal and state laws that making some questions illegal.   An example, an interviewer cannot ask an job applicant if they are pregnant.

  • In some cases that's very good advice but it depends on your career there.  I worked for one and if you spent too much time at overseas locations you often missed out on US Head Office promotions - sort of out-of-sight, out-of-mind in action.   On the other hand if a person spend time in the US and then was stationed overseas for a few years in a senior management position at the overseas affiliate it would be very good for one's career.

  • Good article and tips

  • I WAS TAUGHT THAT I SHOULD SEND A THANK YOU LETTER THE INTERVIEW TO THE COMPANY FOR CONSIDERING ME.  IS THAT STILL CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE TO DO AFTER AN INTERVIEW?

  • Great Tips Bro