Browsing Category

Move Abroad

Move Abroad Work Abroad

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…

Continue Reading

Expats Abroad Move Abroad

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…

Continue Reading

Move Abroad Work Abroad

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…

Continue Reading

Move Abroad

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…

Continue Reading

Move Abroad

Want to Know Where I Am Moving For a Month?

Do you ever have the feeling like you just need to get out? Late last year, I had this overwhelming feeling that I needed to go abroad again. After five years in New York City, I craved a taste of something else. And within short time, this idea began to consume my imagination. But it was all so complicated. I have a life in NYC! A real life. With a family and animals, a full time job, a blog and…

Continue Reading

Move Abroad

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…

Continue Reading