Career

Should I still send out job applications? How hiring is affected by Covid19

Should I still send out job applications? How hiring is affected by Covid19

Covid19 is affecting all layers of our daily lives obviously not sparring out employment. As this website focuses on the professional journey of expat partners, I want to address the questions you might have right now: 
Does it still make sense to apply for jobs?
Are there even job listings?
What can I do to increase my chances of becoming employed?

Tips On How To Build Your Career As A Writer

Tips On How To Build Your Career As A Writer

Many expats tackle writing in some kind of form throughout their time abroad. Some do journal about their experiences, some start a blog. Others have actually written a book or have contributed in forms of expert interviews. Others are interested in starting a portable career and realized that writing could be one approach. In this guest blog post by Rosetta, I want to introduce you to some of the key mechanisms when starting a career in writing. I hope you find her tips useful to start.

Giveaway

Giveaway

I am giving away a limited number of 10 workbooks to those of you interested in sharing this resource with a company.

EXPAT PARTNER CAREER PLANNING:  HOPE & DISILLUSION

EXPAT PARTNER CAREER PLANNING: HOPE & DISILLUSION

Recently I stumbled upon one of the best, recent academic papers about Dual-Career Planning in expatriation. The paper “Expatriated dual-career partners: hope and disillusionment” by Agnieszka Kierner perfectly illustrates how hope vanishes when career goals are not met during an international assignment.

What are you aiming for in your career?

What are you aiming for in your career?

What are you striving for in your career? What was your original motivation when applying for your first job, and what has changed along the way? Naturally, we are more fulfilled and successful when we are striving for something professionally that is also aligned with who we are as a person. If you are thinking about a career change or you are unsure where to head next to now is the time to check your motivation. In this blog post, I want to introduce you to the concept of career anchors and how that simple test can be a helpful guide to you for your personal career planning.

The aimless & spoilt expat spouse – an opinion piece

The aimless & spoilt expat spouse – an opinion piece

A couple of days ago, I stumbled across yet another media coverage about expat spouses and the fact that those well-educated women are throwing away their career ambitions to follow their husband abroad. Interestingly enough, the comments below the post have been even more prejudiced than the article itself. I wonder why it is so hard to change the image of the expat spouse and what we can do to become recognized as what we are: amazing, brave, solution-oriented globe trotters with a lot of understanding for global issues?

HOW TO GAIN THE CONFIDENCE TO BECOME A PUBLIC SPEAKER​

HOW TO GAIN THE CONFIDENCE TO BECOME A PUBLIC SPEAKER​

Moving abroad can have an impact on your confidence. Especially if you have trouble in getting back into a routine or in some work right from the beginning. In this article, I want to introduce you to Khethiwe, a confidence coach located in South Africa. I interviewed her about her approach to start a couple of portable businesses, her advice for expat partners, and how to regain confidence after moving abroad. She shared her experience with being a public speaker and a coach. If you are interested in getting started in that field, stay tuned for her tips!

Digital Nomads & their positive outlook on career

Digital Nomads & their positive outlook on career

Learn what professions Digital Nomads do pursue and what outlook they have on their future career. I have summarized the results in an infographic you will find below. Please feel free to share!

How to start your own company? Interview with Umamah

How to start your own company? Interview with Umamah

The phenomenon that some expat partners take the plunge and start their own business abroad has interested me since we moved countries a couple of years ago. I have already talked about the phenomenon of Expat-Preneurship here. Today, I want you to introduce you to an inspiring entrepreneur who actually started a business that might be of benefit to a lot of us before moving places.

Career Planning for Expat Partners: Insights Career Survey

Career Planning for Expat Partners: Insights Career Survey

In this post, I want to share with you the results of my very own survey I did with about 200 expat partners around the world. I have asked them about their job situation, work permit situation and how they are evaluating their career after moving abroad. In the following, I will share my top 5 learnings as well as an infographic with more details.

How to become a professional blogger – Interview with a German living in the US

How to become a professional blogger – Interview with a German living in the US

Ever heard of FBA? I interviewed Dan, a German expat partner living in the US, about his blogging experience and he introduced me to this great portable career option. Learn more about it.

How to start a side-hustle

How to start a side-hustle

Being a side-hustler is a huge thing in the US! You just have to go to a Starbucks on the weekend, and you will hardly find a place as everyone is sitting in front of their laptop, starring at the screen with high concentration and sipping on their one coffee for hours.

How to get a job at a start-up

How to get a job at a start-up

Start-ups are enjoying a great image nowadays, and people are looking for ways to get a foot into this promising sector. In this article, I will explain the advantages & disadvantages of working in the start-up sector and how to apply successfully.

Helpful Advice for Expats Who Plan to Work in Real Estate

Helpful Advice for Expats Who Plan to Work in Real Estate

During my time abroad I came across many expats who changed profession and became housing experts during their time abroad. I got curious about this and want to introduce you to the profession of a real estate agent. Learn more about the profession itself, the advantages for expats, and how to become a real estate agent in the first place.

Self-learning 2019

Self-learning 2019

If you are looking for great platforms to enhance your skillset online here are my favorite 5 websites to go to. They are all bullet-proof and a definitive recommendation!

The truth about Blogging – an straightforward interview with an Expat Mum

The truth about Blogging – an straightforward interview with an Expat Mum

This interview is the perfect proof that when you reach out to the universe, it will reply. I was searching for Expat Partners who were willing to share their story of becoming a professional blogger, and I found Christine. She was an Expat in Germany when she started her blog and turned it into a real profession. In this interview, she is sharing her tips and tricks without whitewashing. She is pretty straightforward about the ups and downs of blogging making this interview a perfect resource for you! I promise it is worth your time! Thank you so much, Christine, for your contribution!

Are you still happy with your job? Is it time for a career change?

Are you still happy with your job? Is it time for a career change?

How reflective are you with your current choice of career? We tend to question our diet, our partner, friends… but how happy are we in our current job environment? If we are unhappy, is this just for the moment or does it reflect a long-term frustration?