Moving abroad (especially as the Expat Partner) can have a huge impact on your career. Legal barriers can make a stop to your professional development as well as language difficulties or low self-esteem after endless rejections in a foreign job market. Facing difficulties with continuing my professional career path was my Number One motivation for starting this website in the first place. I was shocked to find out, that I am no exception but the norm. I decided that something has to change!
On this page, you will find a lot of information about career planning, career branding, and some coaching exercises.
If you want to have everything in a concentrated, detailed, and haptically prepared form in your hands, I recommend my two ebooks for direct download.
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 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.
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.