Those who have failed to find work abroad say working abroad is impossible and those who have made it abroad claim finding international work is easy. They are both wrong.
Rocio Fonseca is the Executive Director of Start-Up Chile, a program supported by the Chilean government which helps provide a whole range of resources and support to those who are interested in bringing their ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to Chile. We spoke about life in Chile, Chilean’s outlook on globalization, and job opportunities for expats.
I have lost “home” as a result of working internationally for an extended period of time. So what I have I gained?
When you accept an international job offer, your to-do list can quickly become overwhelming. I should know, I have done it twice! Here are a few things from my own experience that you should keep in mind when preparing for your new life living and working abroad.
Do you have a “fixed” or “growth” mindset? And how might it change your experience working internationally?
From an intern in Germany to an international recruiting expert to a leader at IBM, it has been a blast having the opportunity to speak with professionals from Japan to Portugal about their experiences working abroad. I have compiled some of the best quotes of advice from my interviews with these international trailblazers and put them all here in one place for you.
I had the opportunity to speak with Simon Schaefer, a German angel investor and serial entrepreneur who is currently the CEO of startUP Portugal. We spoke about what’s going on in Portugal in terms of startups, how easy it is to become an expat there, and the general awesomeness of living Portugal.
This is my story of making the decision to move abroad, the sacrifices I have made to do so, and what I learned from it.
Companies at the moment are constantly talking about “content marketing.” The idea is simple: by creating useful content for potential customers and clients, they can establish themselves as a leader in their field, helping them gain traction in their industry which ultimately helps them land clients.
If companies can use content marketing to establish themselves in their industry, can individuals do the same to land international jobs?
Marnix de Groot is an entrepreneur, startup adviser, and executive with extensive experience in international recruiting. He is currently living and working in Amsterdam. I had a chance to chat with him about how international recruiting works, what the current startup environment is like in Amsterdam, and how welcoming the Dutch are of international professionals and expats.