Posts tagged Muharem Rusiti
How to join the Foreign Service

The Foreign Service is the home of all diplomats. No matter which country you serve, the Foreign Service is the government department concerned with the representation of a country abroad. As a diplomat, the Foreign Service is your house, your headquarters, your boss and your future. Joining the Foreign Service is the most traditional route to becoming a diplomat.

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6 Ways to Ask for Feedback

Working in international contexts implies operating in truly complex and delicate settings with high levels of cultural diversity, collaboration styles and frequently within globally scattered teams. This entails the possibility of some diplomats malfunctioning from time to time, both in the execution of tasks and in the cooperation between teammates.

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List of UN Acronyms

The UN and the diplomatic language is riddled with internal acronyms that a layman will not understand. Mastering the necessary acronyms used in specific organizations is an absolute must and will prepare you to efficiently navigate contexts and environments like a pro. Such UN-ese knowledge will enhance your ability to work effectively within different settings, allowing you to perform your diplomatic functions at your best.

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How to Speak UN: Deciphering Acronyms

Due to the complexity and wide spectrum of issues being treated, effective involvement at various meetings, working sessions, and conferences requires participants to not only master substantive topics under discussion, but also a rich vocabulary of specific terms and acronyms related to the UN system. Misinterpretation and miscommunication of specific terminologies can in fact easily result in confusion to such an extent that diplomatic initiatives may be compromised altogether. 

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10 Alternative Ways to Relieve Stress

As a diplomat you have to work with people from other cultures and with different values and political beliefs, which is not always an easy task. And you must be able to stay calm in difficult situations as sooner or later you may for instance experience pressure to meet a deadline into your ever-expanding schedule, to fulfill a demanding obligation or to negotiate and possibly reach a very challenging agreement.

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Top Tips to Becoming a Polyglot

Learning a new language stimulates both your curiosity and cognitive abilities in a variety of incredibly useful ways. Understanding the cultural aspects behind colloquialisms and gestures is a skill that can be applied and tested in multiple contexts. Even if the learning and assimilation is tough and does require commitment and hard work, it pays off.

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