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

  • Great tips!  I think these tips really apply to any company or corporation.

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  • There are a few basics here: politics and religion being the two biggest. Dating/relationships are also VERY high risk.

  • Great tips. Thank you

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  • sounds interesting

  • When Education becomes an opportunity

  • I guess if you are forced to go work for a big company these are very useful ideas. Just wish so many didn't have to.

  • Great tips!

  • Research the company etiquette if it's a foreign country. Learn the cultural yes and nos so as not to inadvertently insult others