Profession consul

Consuls represent governments in foreign institutions such as embassies in order to facilitate economic and political cooperation between the two nations. They protect the interests of their home nation and provide bureaucratic assistance to citizens living as expatriates or travelling in the host country.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Social / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Foreign affairs

    The operations of a foreign affairs department in a government or public organisation and its regulations.

  • Government representation

    The legal and public representation methods and procedures of the government during trial cases or for communication purposes, and the specific aspects of the governmental bodies being represented in order to ensure accurate representation.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Public finance

    The economic influence of the government, and the workings of government revenue and expenditures.

Skills

  • Issue official documents

    Issue and certify official documents to national citizens and foreigners such as passports and certificates.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Build international relations

    Build positive communication dynamics with organisations from different countries in order to build a cooperative relationship and optimise information exchange.

  • Advise on public finance

    Advise public organisations such as governmental organisations on their financial operations and procedures, to ensure optimal efficiency.

  • Assess risk factors

    Determine the influence of economical, political and cultural risk factors and additional issues.

  • Develop international cooperation strategies

    Develop plans which ensure a cooperation between international public organisations such as researching different international organisations and their goals and assessing possible alignment with other organisations.

  • Consider economic criteria in decision making

    Develop proposals and take appropriate decisions taking into account economic criteria.

  • Offer assistance to national citizens

    Offer assistance to national citizens abroad in emergency situations or for matters related to the national jurisdiction.

  • Analyse problems for opportunities

    Identify and anticipate problems in order to choose a course of action, come up with appropriate solutions or even identify opportunities for further development.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

Optional knowledge and skills

diplomatic principles commercial law ensure cross-department cooperation analyse foreign affairs policies international commercial transactions rules business management principles apply diplomatic principles look after trade delegations apply immigration law international law speak different languages immigration law organise cultural events economics respond to enquiries perform political negotiation foreign affairs policy development manage government policy implementation facilitate official agreement family law show intercultural awareness coordinate government activities in foreign institutions advise on foreign affairs policies

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