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Run, Don’t Walk, From These Companies

Currently I am working from my computer in a Buenos Aires cafe. I am also WhatsApping my brother in Chicago and Facebook messaging a friend in London. This is the new normal. Globalization coupled with economic instability has increased the desire for my generation to find work wherever we can in the world. Technology has made it much easier to do this successfully. This isn’t just a tiny trend. 71% of millennials want to go abroad in their career, according…

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My 30 Days in Argentina Experiment

I just spent the past 30 days abroad in Argentina, experiencing the magic that is Buenos Aires and getting swooped up in the Argentine way of life: meat, wine, gelato, repeat. When I started this year, I hadn’t planned to spend a month abroad, let alone in the Paris of South America. But I had dreams of being international and experiencing life from a different viewpoint for awhile. How it would happen I did not know. Yet, I kept visualizing myself…

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The New Expat Is Here & Changing Everything

I was a self-initiated expatriate. Meaning, I choose to go abroad. And the contract I was given was that of local foreign hire, not an American expat. This nearly blew my grandmother’s mind. She had known expats, and they were much older than me (and mostly male), always sent by their companies, and usually accompanied by a rich expat package. The fact that I was essentially volunteering to move abroad to work for Dirhams was ludicrous. But I am not…

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Why Taking A Sabbatical Will Make Your Career

I took a sabbatical at 27. It’s a six-month gap, hole, blank space on my resume. One that I purposely leave exposed with the phrase went on sabbatical. Because, I’m proud of it. I can only say that in hindsight however. Because the truth is when I first started considering a sabbatical I was terribly lost. I had a good job, a really good job. I worked for an esteemed executive, traveled the world, and made a decent salary. But…

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How I [finally] Cracked the Code and Found a Job in London as an American

Today’s post comes from Amy D. An American gal finding her way in London. I have three major pieces of advice for landing a job in whatever country you choose, while sustaining the confidence to make the big move in the meantime – all three of which represent an approach toward career building that I believe women historically have shied away from. I cannot stress these points enough. This is how I made it abroad: #1 Use your network. Reach…

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Top 3 Excuses for Not Going Abroad

You probably shouldn’t go abroad. I’m sure you know why. You’ve thought of many reasons why it’s practically impossible for you to pick up and move to a foreign country. But still, there is this part of you that says seize the day, move abroad, you’ve always wanted to do it. If it feels like there is a battle brewing in your mind between your desire to go abroad and the anxiety of changing your entire world, you’re not alone.…

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