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Why Resume Building Holds You Back from Going Abroad

Have you ever been torn between doing what looks good verse following an unknown path? Maybe you were choosing between taking a job at a well known institution versus a start-up. Or going to a college close by instead of one half way around the country. We all have these choices. Do we play it safe? Do what it expected of us? Or, take the road less traveled and hope for the best? The first time I had the option…

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Do You Have the skills to work abroad?

Today’s video is for those of us who haven’t applied for a job abroad because we didn’t think we were qualified enough. Those pesky job descriptions, with their laundry list of requirements, can be frustrating and discouraging. But here is the good news, most job descriptions are merely guideposts for applicants, and many requirements are flexible. An employer will ultimately look for the candidates to explain how their skills and experience make them the most qualified for the role. The…

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What Successful Expats Do That You Don’t Know

I’ve asked hundreds of expats the exact same question: how did you get abroad? One of the most inspirational answers I’ve received was from a young woman whose family couldn’t afford to take any vacations while she and her siblings were growing up.  On weekends she would go to the public library and spend hours looking through maps of exotic locations and wonder what it would be like to fly on an airplane. In high school she began to carefully plan and save…

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How A Girl From The Midwest Moved To The MidEast

One year ago, I embarked on a journey to inspire others to live an international life and explore a career abroad. I wanted to share the amazing professional possibilities and personal rewards that come from living a life less imagined abroad. The response has been truly inspiring. Every day I get emails from people all over the world asking me for advice on how they can move abroad.   The topic is, as we say, trending. Currently 71% of millennials…

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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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Gothic Spires, Cobblestone Streets, and Becoming an English Expat

Today’s post comes from Amy D. An American architect pursuing her career in London. Introduce yourself! Who is Amy D? Ohioan living in London. Working as an architect (with a serious travel bug). How did you get abroad?  It was an email that started it all off, actually. Back in 2013, I was stuck in the office, working at a high-end architecture firm in New York City, when I received an email about new scholarship for a year of postgraduate…

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