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What we look for in a new recruit… International business careers with Dearin & Associates

What we look for in a new recruit… International business careers with Dearin & Associates

international business internships

So you’ve completed an undergraduate degree, or perhaps a masters in business, commerce or law. You’re looking for some practical experience to launch your career in international business, and an internship or graduate role seems like a great place to start.

Here are the top five attributes we look for in new international business recruits, and what you can expect from an working with Dearin & Associates:


1. Avid learners

We look for energetic people who are proactive in learning new subject matter, and take the initiative to learn new things, whether it’s how to send a canned email in Gmail, or the characteristics of the honey industry in the United Arab Emirates. We don’t expect you to come to us with vast industry or regional-specific knowledge – all we expect is that you make the effort to learn as much as you can during your time with us.

By approaching your internship with a learning attitude you’ll get more out of the experience, and it will lead you on a path to new areas of knowledge that you’re passionate about.


2. Tech-savvy superstars

We live smack-bang in the middle of a digital revolution, and you can’t escape technology wherever you go. 

We look for bright young people who can adapt to new technologies quickly, and use their creative initiative to solve problems using technology. We’re big on cloud-based collaboration and productivity applications – Google Docs is our middle name. We understand that university studies are often heavy on theory, light on tactics – and that’s ok – we’re happy to teach you new programs, so long as you approach it with a learning attitude.


3. Cultural awareness is key

Perhaps you learnt some Mandarin during your undergraduate degree, or spent some time in France on cultural exchange. Spent one month travelling throughout Iran after you finally finished your law degree? We want to hear about it! 

We’re looking for people who have an interest in other cultures and can bring a fresh new perspective of the world. You don’t need to be fluent in Farsi, but the experience of learning another language even to the most basic level expands your thinking and stimulates a certain curiosity in the world .


4. Emotional intelligence… EQ, not just IQ

Many experts believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ, and that it is a better predictor of success, quality of relationships and overall happiness.[1]

We operate with a small, dynamic team which requires a high level of collaboration and communication to deliver high quality solutions for our clients, so we’re looking for applicants who can operate effectively and intuitively in a fast-paced yet intimate working environment with a flat structure.

In the end, all businesses are made up of people and we’re all here to support each other, so it’s important that everyone on our team is emotionally intelligent and works to advance their people skills on an ongoing basis.


5. Budding client management skills

We understand that new recruits often come to us with limited prior working experience, so we don’t expect you to know everything when you begin working with us.

However, we’re always on the lookout for people who show potential in having great client management skills. This includes the ability to write concise, professional business correspondence, a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to pick up the phone and talk to people – especially someone you don’t know!

We work with you to expand your skill set and identify new areas to learn about because we want to see you succeed, and it helps if you approach the role with a proactive learning attitude.


Current Opportunities

We’re currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Digital Marketing Analyst
  • International Marketing Intern (China)

Find out more by visiting our Careers page.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Thao,

    Thanks for your interest in working with us.

    If you’d like to apply for our international business internship program, please send your resume and cover letter to me at

    Kind regards,

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