Work & Business

International Job Search Strategies

07 September, 2012 12:47  EasyExpat EasyExpat

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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)


Booking a Volunteer Vacation

09 February, 2012 10:17  Erin Erin

Volunteer group © mangostock - Fotolia.comIt 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  Erin Erin

What is Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

OECD logoEstablished 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?  (More)


How To WWOOF around the World

05 August, 2010 13:15  Erin Erin

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  EasyExpat EasyExpat

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)



12 October, 2009 17:50  EasyExpat EasyExpat logoPresentation offers an English resume writing service for non-English native speakers. was established in answer to the low success rate of job applications from international candidates and to support them in their job search overseas.

Anne, from is answering our questions. Anne -

Can you talk about your company?
Our unique service goes way beyond resume translation as our clients benefit from a personal consultation with a bilingual expert in recruitment, who will identify their skills and competencies, advise them and tailor their resumes to help them reach their career goals.
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INTERVIEW: Research on the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals

15 September, 2009 14:19  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We are a joint multinational research team: Dr. Maike Andresen from Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany, Dr. Torsten Biemann from Jacobs University Bremen/Germany and Dr. Marshall Pattie from James Madison University/USA.

PD Dr. Maike Andresen, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany Dr. Torsten Biemann, Jacobs University Bremen/Germany Dr. Marshall Pattie, James Madison University/United States

Can you talk a bit about your activity?
We are doing research in the field of expatriation encompassing those persons who were assigned to a foreign subsidiary by their employer as well as those who relocated on their own initiative and search themselves for a new employment abroad.

Can you talk about your project?
In our current project we are exploring the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals. Although many employers stress the importance of international skills in times of globalization, many expatriates report about problems during and especially after their deployment abroad. (More)


Mobile careers are going places

21 May, 2008 00:17  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Today’s increasingly mobile world has resulted in a growing need for mobile careers. People demand more flexibility and want to work at their own time, in their own space - this could be at home or by the beach. People also want to maximize time with family, beat traffic and travel. More and more people find themselves moving across countries and finding temporary homes in different parts of the world. Never before has the world been so small or flat. And never before has there been so much opportunity to pursue a career without having to be present at your office. All this combined with managers looking for high quality final output without concerning themselves with details like where and when the work was done make mobile careers an extremely interesting option for many. (More)


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