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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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Run, Don’t Walk, From These Companies

Currently I am working from my computer in a Buenos Aires cafe. I am also WhatsApping my brother in Chicago and Facebook messaging a friend in London. This is the new normal. Globalization coupled with economic instability has increased the desire for my generation to find work wherever we can in the world. Technology has made it much easier to do this successfully. This isn’t just a tiny trend. 71% of millennials want to go abroad in their career, according…

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My 30 Days in Argentina Experiment

I just spent the past 30 days abroad in Argentina, experiencing the magic that is Buenos Aires and getting swooped up in the Argentine way of life: meat, wine, gelato, repeat. When I started this year, I hadn’t planned to spend a month abroad, let alone in the Paris of South America. But I had dreams of being international and experiencing life from a different viewpoint for awhile. How it would happen I did not know. Yet, I kept visualizing myself…

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