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Two Ways to Avoid Business Pitfalls in Brazil

The second I stepped off the plane and into Brazil my whole demeanor changed. I set my jaw, checked for my wallet, and confirmed my notes about legitimate taxis. I was in São Paulo – a place I had not been before with a language I did not speak – for a solo week of work. I had that uncomfortable feeling that comes with navigating new territory. Besides just general survival, I also needed to accomplish a lot during my…

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How I Proposed Working Abroad and Full-Time

I crave international experience and welcome the opportunity to live out my sense of adventure while gaining global acumen. And while I am interested in all types of working abroad arrangements – fly-in and fly-out, short-term stays, long term assignments, and indefinite postings – these have not always been readily available or personally practical in my full-time work based in New York City. In order to create the dynamic global lifestyle I want and do really great full-time work, I’ve…

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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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Expat Sarah on Finding Her Calling in Southeast Asia

Today’s post comes from Sarah Jagger, CEO of Domestic Objects. Please introduce yourself! Who are you? I’m the Founder and CEO of Domestic Objects, a company focused on imaginative play for children. I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and had never lived anywhere else until my husband’s software company came into the picture. Steve (my husband) suggested one day that he thought it would be best for his business if we moved to Manila, Philippines. At first, I…

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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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