During a recent expat coaching session with a client interested in moving to Africa, I was asked if such a move was wise for a family of four. My client was concerned about traveling with her husband and two children to Africa mainly because of financial and safety issues. Both she and her husband would … Continue reading 5 Family-Friendly African Expat Countries
COVID has undoubtedly changed every aspect of life as we know it. It has changed how we work, where we work, and in some cases, when we work. The expat workforce has been challenged by these same changes in a similar way. Many people are living the "expat" life in their home country as they … Continue reading Is It a Good Time to Pursue an Expat Career?
Working as an expat is a great way to safely explore the world, especially for solo female expats. This can be the ultimate dream come true for the average, adventurous female. The expat lifestyle provides many opportunities for growth and development. At the same time, solo female expats must be savvy when they live abroad … Continue reading 7 Tips for Savvy Solo Female Expats
Expat recruiting agencies are often a first choice for many prospective expats. This is because new expats are usually not familiar with the expat recruitment process. Such applicants generally prefer a guided approach because it can be quite a daunting process trying to land that first expat gig. Additionally, a quick search for popular expat … Continue reading Should I Use an Expat Recruiting Agency?
There are many things to think about when choosing an expat country. After living as an expat in three different countries there are many things that I wish I had considered before moving abroad. Although I tremendously enjoyed my experiences, I think very differently about moving abroad at this stage in my life. In fact, … Continue reading 10 Things to Consider When Choosing an Expat Country
When I first embarked upon my expat adventures, I had no plans of returning to the U.S. My goal was to perpetually live abroad though I wasn't married to any particular country during that time. I simply loved the thrill that I got from exploring different parts of the world and I knew that international … Continue reading 4 Ways COVID-19 Has Given Me a Deeper Appreciation for My Expat Journeys
I received this message from one of my career coaching clients the other day: As you already know I have my CV and cover letter prepared to apply for a few positions in S. Korea. However, I was about to start the apostille process last month before this coronavirus situation. I was planning to do … Continue reading Should I Continue to Prepare to Teach Abroad in the Midst of COVID?
Like resumes, writing cover letters for expats job posts is not completely different from cover letter writing for domestic positions. However, the process is not the exact same either. This is why you need to be mindful of what you include in your cover letter as it could be a critical factor in getting a … Continue reading Effective Cover Letter Writing for Expat Job Opportunities