Hello International Traders!|
Don't overlook the Czech Republic as a source of business,
because the economy there is expected to grow steadily in the
next few years. That's why I have a site in this issue to help
you get started researching business opportunities in that
country. And don't book a trip before you visit the travel site
I've got in this issue -- you'll find deals, advice, and tips
galore. Do you need the answer to a reference question fast? Just
visit the reference portal I profile in this issue, and you'll
find the information you need. Finally, I have a site where you
can get free advice on every aspect of finding and keeping a job
-- advice that will help you move forward in your career!
If you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's
International Trade/ Import-Export Portal ( http://fita.org ), an excellent
source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000 sites related
to international trade.
| THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- OUR FEATURED COUNTRY SITE|
The Czech Republic, formerly part of Soviet-controlled
Czechoslovakia, is considered one of the most stable and
prosperous of the post-Communist states of Central Europe. The
country has continued to privatize many industries and liberalize
its trade policies, and is poised to join the European Union this
If you'd like to find out more about trade opportunities with the Czech Republic,
go to the Czech Republic page at CEEBIC
( http://www.mac.doc.gov/ceebic/countryr/czechr.htm ). The U.S. Department of
Commerce runs the Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center (CEEBIC),
and there's plenty of useful information here. There's an exporting guide, a
country profile, detailed market research, an investment climate statement,
information about financing, key contacts, U.S. embassy reports, business news,
links to government agencies, and much more.
There are more useful links to the Czech Republic at the FITA site. Simply
go to http://www.fita.org/webindex/countries.html,
then go to "Europe" and click on Czech Republic. Or, you can type "Czech Republic"
in the search box at http://www.fita.org.
TRIPADVISOR -- STOP HERE BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP
Sometimes I wonder how we ever planned trips before the Internet existed.
Visiting travel-oriented Web sites these days is as essential to my travel plans
as packing a toothbrush. And TripAdvisor
( http://www.tripadvisor.com ), which I've just discovered, is one of the best.
This site has reviews by travelers of worldwide destinations and hotels, a message
forum where you can ask questions of other travelers and contribute your opinions,
a way to book hotel rooms, car rentals, and airline flights, not to mention
restaurant listings, city guides, and much more. Wherever you're traveling in
the world, TripAdvisor can help you save money and have more fun.
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INFORMATION PLEASE -- THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
Here's one I'm going to tell my kids to bookmark, for quick reference when
they're doing their homework. Information
Please ( http://www.infoplease.com ) calls itself "the world's largest free
reference site", and it's certainly impressive. There are facts here on thousands
of subjects, including sports, entertainment, technology, business, education,
and health. You can look up the meaning of a word, find a map, read a biography
of a famous person, learn about investing, see a list of the leading all-time
Olympic gold medal winners, do a crossword puzzle, take a quiz, look up world
holidays -- and that's just a sampling of what's available at this information-rich
Is your organization seeking highly-qualified employees with international experience? FITA Career Headquarters will help maximize your online recruiting efforts and streamline internal HR processes. Once your position is listed on the system, you will be able to search the internationally-focused database - now containing 650 resumes - based on keyword terms, create candidate search agents so your ideal employee's credentials will be e-mailed direct to your in-box.
*As a special introductory offer, FITA is offering a 20% discount on
all job posting fees now through 10/31/04. Besides a single 30-day posting fee
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Click here (http://careerhq.fita.org/post.cfm)
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For more information on how your company can post jobs on FITA Career Headquarters,
or to learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen
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JOBSEEKERS ADVICE.COM -- JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER
I didn't plan my career as a writer, so I'm not the best person to ask for career
advice. These days, with the pace of change accelerating in the work world, it's
best to give your career some thought before your job disappears. A great site
to help you with that is Jobseekers
Advice.com ( http://www.jobseekersadvice.com ). At this site you can find
free career advice about writing your CV, job hunting, interviewing, working abroad,
training, recruitment agencies, and lots more. The discussion forums are especially
helpful, and you can get all sorts of feedback from them about your CV and cover
letters, interview techniques, etc.
And if you're looking for employment opportunities in the international trade
field -- or you're an employer with a position to fill -- check out FITA's
Career Headquarters ( http://www.fita.org/jobs ), which now has over 650
resumes on file.
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