CV versus Résumé?
03 January, 2013 08:28
As 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
If 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
Are 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
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
Many 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
Work 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)
Booking a Volunteer Vacation
09 February, 2012 10:17
It can be hard to relax on a vacation when you feel you are spending all of your hard earned money. A new form of vacation seeks to heal your wallet, and your soul. A "volunteer vacation" allows you to work for a non-profit in a unique location. This combines your chance to get away with a lower price tag and the good karma of doing a good deed.
Not convinced? Here are the top 3 reasons to consider spending your vacation time altruistically: (More)
OECD studies: Working Conditions Around the World
16 May, 2011 11:28
What is Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?
Established in 1961, this organization seeks to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. They do this by providing a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Their site offers comparative data issues concerning the workforce including the safety of chemicals, how much taxes are paid, levels of social security, working hours, and more between countries.
So how do different countries stack up? Who works the longest hours? And who does the OECD say is doing the best?
How To WWOOF around the World
05 August, 2010 13:15
What is WWOOF?
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or WWOOF, was created in England in 1971 by Sue Coppard. The idea of volunteer workers and organic farmers coming together in a symbiotic relationship seems like the perfect expression of modern organic farming. And indeed the idea has spread to over 6,000 farms worldwide. (More)
Doing business Indian style
01 December, 2009 17:54
India is playing an increasingly important role in the global economic scene. More and more international companies are setting up operations in the country, Indian companies are strengthening their positions globally and its reputation as the preferred offshoring hub continues to go strong. Whatever the reason may be, if you find yourself heading for a meeting in India, here are some tips that may come in handy. (More)