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3 Steps To Confess Your Abroad Dreams To Your Boss

We are half way through the year, meaning it’s time for the dreaded bi-annual employee review cycle. Cue thousands of employees furiously collecting moments of success from their past 6-months of work while readying themselves for development discussions. However, if going abroad and gaining international experience with your company has been on your mind this year, a mid-year review (or any set 1:1 reflection time with your boss) provides a terrific opportunity to broach this topic. But, how? Talking openly…

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Why Self Initiated Expats Wait for No One

71% of millennials want to work abroad during their career according to the PWC Millennials at Work study. But many companies drastically lag behind the global mobility planning and foresight needed to provide this opportunity to their top talent. This disconnect is already happening. Many of the talented, ambitious young professionals I speak with are increasingly frustrated by the resistance of their employer to let them explore in-house jobs abroad. Most recently I was working with a US based supply…

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Three Techniques to Successful International Negotiations

Every month I run a global new hire orientation for a rapidly growing tech start-up where I ask the same question, “who feels that the world is moving at a comfortable pace?” No one ever says yes. No one. Today our world is moving very fast as technology allows us to connect further, father, and instantly with people all across the world. Hardly a day goes by when I am not communicating with someone from a different country be it…

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Are You Mentally Flexible Enough To Live Abroad?

When I moved to Dubai, there were two types of people: those soaking up the local culture and committed to staying, and those living there physically but planning a hasty return to their homeland. Those not fully committed were all gone within a year. As it turns out, living abroad is more difficult than anticipated. What might initially seem exciting and exotic about an international destination can almost instantly turn into frustration and annoyance. This is especially true if there…

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How to Tell Your Boss You Have Other Passions

For a long time I hid the real me from work. I don’t think I am the only one. I had been writing articles about my passion for living and working abroad, but they never left the safe confines of my desktop folder. Why? Because my current work had absolutely nothing to do with being abroad. It wasn’t even in the same ballpark – business, sector, or industry. It scared me to publicize the articles because people from work would…

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How to Market Your Abroad Experience Back Home

It’s no secret that experience living abroad is a quality highly valued by employers. But, if your time spent studying or working abroad is now reduced to a one line bullet on your resume, you’re missing the point. Depending on the role you’re applying for, you’ll want to highlight your time abroad as an integral piece of who you are today. Living abroad takes adaptability, global awareness, and courage. All important traits in the workplace. Here is how I prepared…

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