Work & Business

How COVID19 is forcing many companies to move to remote working

02 April, 2020 09:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

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The world crisis created by the current COVID19 pandemic has forced many companies to undergo fierce changes and adapt to flexible working.

First of all, we need to remember that for a lot of companies, working from home is not an option. The vast majority of the work includes physical interaction and manual actions: while drones are only an aspiration for your online shoping delivery, you still need someone for the parcels to come to your door; take-away and food shopping requires staff to prepare food and stock up supermarket shelves; emergency work involves ingeniors or technicians to repair and maintain plenty of appliances; and of course all the health sector will need to be working in hospital and surgeries.

Working from home has been part of the work-culture for a long time in some country, especially northern Europe. In the recent years, lead by office space reduction more than a sudden consideration for the well-being of their staff or environmental concern commuting reduction, more companies have moved from a full-time office based location to flexible working (meaning partial remote working, one or two days per week for example).  (More)


How to write a CV in English

20 April, 2015 08:24  EasyExpat EasyExpat

You want to work abroad or integrate a large company? In order to apply in an English business, the first step is your CV or resume! A CV in English is not built the same way that a CV in another language, it is not enough to translate!

To put the odds on your side, we offer some tips to help you write a killer resume in English with utlimate goal: to get you the interview.

In this article we will see how to organize your English resume: (More)


Finding a job after earning your TEFL Certificate abroad

27 May, 2014 10:26  Erin Erin

jobs So you’ve decided to venture abroad to earn your TEFL certificate and begin your adventure teaching and traveling abroad. That’s great! You’re in for a culturally eye opening experience. My goal is to help students have employment options upon receiving their certificates.

Take a look, let it sink in, and get to work. If you follow these steps below, be persistent, positive, and proactive, you should have no problem finding a job in the country of your choice. Having the entire world at your fingertips is quite an exciting feeling and during this journey, you’ll learn so much about not only other cultures and lifestyles, but also about yourself.



Entrepreneurship for the Trailing Spouse

31 December, 2013 11:00  Erin Erin

Trailing SpouseIf you are a trailing spouse (wife in particular) then you probably have experienced something along these lines.

Got excited about moving to a new country thinking how great it would be to get to know their culture, learn the language and make friends with the locals.

Had to leave your job, whether it is one you loved or not, thinking that it’s an opportunity of a life time to take such a long and well paid (by your other half) break.

Arrived, settled in, after initial excitement found yourself hanging out with other expats, speaking English, even if it’s not your first language. The new language turned out to be impossible to even get a grasp of and for some odd reason those locals simply doesn’t notice you. Hmm...



CV versus Résumé?

03 January, 2013 08:28  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Job search - FotoliaAs an international expat you will need to find a job once you arrive in your new country (unless you are independently wealthy or have paid work already arranged before your leave). An important aspect of your job search is presenting your credentials in the manner that is acceptable to your new country. Depending on where you relocate, you may need to write either a résumé or a curriculum vitae (abbreviated as CV). In some cases, you may need both documents. You will also need to write a template cover letter that you can adapt to apply for different jobs. Writing a résumé or a CV often requires several hours, and the finished document must be absolutely error free. (More)


Working Holiday Visas

05 December, 2012 13:23  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Visa - FotoliaIf you are a young person who loves to travel, a working holiday may be just the ticket. Working holidays allow young people to live and work in a country legally, for periods ranging from several months to more than a year. You will work hard and you won't get rich, but you should make enough money to support yourself, and still have plenty of time to enjoy yourself while you are abroad. Many countries worldwide participate in one or more working holiday programs, so it's likely that you will be able to find one that's right for you. (More)


Tips & Stories from Teaching Abroad

21 November, 2012 09:06  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Teacher checking pupil's work in class © auremar - Fotolia.comAre you a native English speaker, or are you completely fluent in speaking, reading and writing the language? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions and are interested in travel and teaching, a position as an English teacher or tutor may provide the opportunity to visit countries worldwide and be paid for the privilege. Positions in teaching English as a foreign language are available worldwide to English language instructors of any age. You may teach in a classroom or as a tutor providing one-on-one instruction. (More)


International Job Search Strategies

07 September, 2012 12:47  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Job search - Fotolia

You have always wanted to work abroad, but you have no experience. Or perhaps you're a trailing spouse wondering if you will be able to find work for yourself. It's true that finding a job abroad can be a challenge, but it's not impossible.

Visas and Work Permits

It goes without saying that you must have a proper work permit to work legally overseas. If you have a job offer in hand, your employer may sponsor your visa application. Otherwise, you must initiate your own application process to obtain a work permit for your new country, often long before you make the decision to move abroad. If you are married or living with a partner, you must also consider the effect an overseas move may have on your relationship. This is because in many cases, the so-called "trailing spouse" is allowed to accompany his or her spouse to an overseas assignment, but is not legally allowed to work in the new country.  (More)


Top Tips for Becoming Location Independent and Living Anywhere

07 August, 2012 11:34  Erin Erin

Connected: USA. Arizona. Page. Horseshoe Bend. Man with notebook © PictureArt - FotoliaMany people dream of running away from their corporate jobs and indulging in travel, freedom and independence. So why don't they just do it? Leases, family, property, and jobs can all seem like inescapable obligations. But with an increasing number of people choosing to be Location Independent, more people than ever are finding happiness abroad.

Location independence or digital nomad refers to a career that does not require your presence in any one place for your job to be done. You are geographically free! However, location independence usually requires you to be tethered through technology. The vast world of the Internet allows you to connect with employers or clients from around the globe.

Vibrant expat communities, like those on the forums and expat blogs are a testament that you can take the leap and work anywhere in the world. Whether it means you are starting a new career or transitioning from what you are doing now, the most important thing to remember is that it is possible.  



Expat Package Compensation

16 May, 2012 10:11  Erin Erin

currencyWork abroad offers the appeal of the exotic, a change in pace, and a cushy compensation package....or at least it did. Unfortunately, the last element is a thing of the past. Rarely do overseas positions offer the financial rewards they once did. That doesn't mean expat employees should be doing any worse once they move overseas.

Different methods of compensation are available to compensate the cost of working abroad. It is up to most expats to understand the different packages offered and what makes the most financial sense for them. (More)


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