Moving abroad is increasingly common. Many people move abroad for work, for relationships, or simply for an adventure. Some settle there for good, and some eventually return to their country of origin. However, there is also a trend of people who don’t just stop at one country, but repeatedly relocate to new countries. This is the habitual expat mindset explained by a guilty party: myself.
Is it time to change my job? Is it time to start a new career? How many times did you ask yourself those questions? You have managed to get your first job in your new host country and spent some years working for the same company — but now you feel unsatisfied and know that you have much more to offer.
My favorite English word is “mobility” - “movilidad” in Spanish. Why? Because to me mobility is a synonym of freedom. And freedom or liberty is one of the fundamental virtues for every Pole. It is for me, anyway.
Moving overseas can have a huge impact on the environment but it can also offer new opportunities for you to become more environmentally friendly. InterNations member Gabrielle has put together some steps you can take towards a more sustainable expat life.
Let us show you how an assignment in a foreign country can kick-start your career! A typical international assignment does not only provide you with professional experience: It also helps you acquire valuable soft skills and broaden your horizon.
Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.
Being an expat can bring a certain kind of loneliness. When you leave your home country, you tend to go away from your family, friends, and colleagues, and step into a new world where you are exposed to all kinds of challenges and difficulties. Let me offer three ways to get over that expat loneliness.
Expat assignments are great opportunities to pick up new skills, travel the world, and learn invaluable lessons. InterNations member Gabrielle Byko put together some tips for newly-arrived expats to start their life abroad on the right foot.
Getting comfortable in your job is all too easy but sometimes you have to work on yourself and develop new skills to stay successful. InterNations member Harlem has some advice on owning your personal development.
While, as a self-made expat, you will have to get re-accustomed to a different way of doing business, people returning from assignments need to deal with their changed position within the company. InterNations shows you how to get back into business upon your return home.
A great resume is essential to boost your career. But how often should you update it? Regularly working on and “growing” your resume can really help you get the best out of your job application. InterNations member Harlem tells us how to create a “living resume”.
Are you moving overseas with your kids? Moving with children can be complicated because they may not immediately understand the reason for leaving. Make sure they are well-prepared and can adjust to their new home easily. InterNations helps you take the right steps to ease your kids’ transition.
Women who move abroad sometimes face safety concerns they did not necessarily have to deal with at home. Going for a walk alone or wearing your usual attire may suddenly become problematic. InterNations provides you with safety tips, as well as advice on dealing with risky situations.
Are you planning to buy property abroad? If so, you are surely interested in international prices for properties and a comparison of how expensive different locations around the world are. InterNations has researched current trends of the 2013 real estate markets around the globe for you, including an overview of the most expensive locations worldwide.
Throughout your expat life, staying healthy may be one of the biggest challenges. You need to get informed about possible health risks in your new home and feasible countermeasures. The InterNations magazine will help you lead a safe and sound expat life!
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