International consultants are individuals who assist companies in finding answers to questions regarding the future activities in foreign markets. An effective international consultant can work with his/her clients in specific projects within a wide range of areas (management, market research, human resources, corporate strategy, engineering, IT, etc.). While there are exceptions, international consultants are likely to work closely with the management team of a company that has already certain experience in foreign trade. As with many types of consulting work, an international consultant must possess several skills that are essential when working with a diverse range of clients. The consultant must be well-schooled in the art of communication (in English and other languages), have the ability to accurately evaluate information and make feasible projections for the outcome of specific courses of action, and exhibit enough creativity and vision to see all the potential strategies that would ultimately benefit the client. Along with these skills, the international consultant should have a solid educational and also work background in international markets that is relevant to the consulting jobs that are accepted. The commercial relationships between the international consultant and their clients in international markets are governed through an International Consulting Contract.