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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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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…

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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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