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Expat Women: 3 Mistakes To Avoid As An Expat Life Coach  - Andrea Martinss
3 Mistakes To Avoid As An Expat Life Coach
Andrea Martins
 
Knowing how good it feels to overcome hurdles abroad, some expats become life coaches to help others succeed on their journey as well. I applaud this type of career reinvention and I believe expat life coaches serve a genuine need in the international community. However, in receiving hundreds of emails from expat life coaches over the years, and in meeting numerous coaches personally at networking events, I have observed three mistakes being made by a number of expat life coaches...
 
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Expat Women: 7 Resume Design Tips to Help You Stand Out at Home or Abroad  - Ashley Thompsons
7 Resume Design Tips to Help You Stand Out at Home or Abroad
Ashley Thompson
 
Traditional resumes may not yet be a thing of the past, but traditional resume design should be. It's not easy to stand out in your job search when your resume is in the same twelve-point font as every other black and white resume that recruiters have to sift through. But it doesn't have to be that way. Whether you are looking for a job at home or abroad, try some of these steps to give your resume a creative boost that draws attention...
 
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Expat Women: 6 Tips To Get Noticed While Job Hunting  - Ashley Thompsons
6 Tips To Get Noticed While Job Hunting
Ashley Thompson
 
How do you land your dream job in a tough economy? The competition is steep, making it almost impossible to get noticed amongst the scores of eager applicants you are competing against. But that doesn't mean achieving your ideal job is hopeless. With a little extra effort and some creativity, you can grab attention and show potential employers how valuable you are. Here are six ideas to help guide you on your path to career bliss...
 
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Expat Women: 7 Tips For Juggling A Portable Career With Your Household Abroad: Rhiannon Davies
7 Tips For Juggling A Portable Career With Your Household Abroad
Rhiannon Davies
 
The list of portable career options could be almost endless – from dive instructor to photographer, writer to consultant, life coach, counsellor, teacher, estate agent, nanny, web developer, graphic designer, Internet entrepreneur, and more. But how can you juggle a portable career with your household abroad? Here are seven tips to help...
 
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Expat Women: Expat Careers: How Breaking The Rules Can Help You In Your Job Search Abroad: Megan Fitzgerald
Expat Careers: How Breaking The Rules Can Help You In Your Job Search Abroad
Megan Fitzgerald
 
Breaking the rules in a job search is an interesting topic, particularly in today's ever-changing global marketplace... Often the rules that create frustration and stress us out the most are the ones that are either not based on fact, or there is at least significant evidence to indicate that the opposite of that belief could also be true...
 
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Women And Career Sabotage: 5 Ways To Build Executive Presence & Stop Sabotaging Your Career
 
Ever wondered why so many women seem to miss out on senior promotions and high visibility projects? Why is it that men outnumber women in executive positions by up to 10:1? What can we women do to command the respect and promotions that our male counterparts seem to secure more?

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Stella Hartley
Stella Hartley
Case Study: A UK Policewoman’s Career Move to Australia
The Story of Stella Hartley, by Crown Relocations
 
With no long-term commitments and the economic doom and gloom surrounding the UK, it was time for a change for 32-year-old Stella. This policewoman swapped her life in Barnsley for a newlife down under and things could not be more different for her...

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Expat Job Search In The Digital Age
 
Job search can be a frustrating process, especially if you are an expat trying to find your way abroad and unsure who to approach for that dream job offer. However, as a job seeker in today's digital age...

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Personal Branding: An Expat's Secret Weapon In The War For Talent
 
Tom Peters coined the terms "personal branding" and "Brand You" in 1997 and, according to Execunet, personal branding is now the number one career management tool used by executives worldwide. What does it mean to you as an expat overseas?

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Career Resource Center For Expatriates, Singapore
 
The Career Resource Center For Expatriates, Singapore (CRCE) is a unique, not-for-profit initiative run through the American Association of Singapore, which offers invaluable services to expatriates seeking job opportunities in Singapore. We talked to Alka Chandiramani...

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Once You Are There, How Do You Move On To Your Next Job?
Once You Are There, How Do You Move On To Your Next Job?
Gina Vazquez
 
A lot of people say it is much easier once you have had at least one job to gain credibility and be able to start climbing the ladder. I do not think that this is always the case. In my experience, it is just as difficult to get that second or third job, because...

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How Prepared Are You if You Lost Your Job Tomorrow?
How Prepared Are You if You Lost Your Job Tomorrow?
Kelly Magowan
 
When it comes to 21st century employment and security, there is no doubt a healthy mix of pessimism is required. For employees and the self-employed, no matter how great you are at what you do, external factors can make us all vulnerable...

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The 1st 30 Days- Survival Mode
The 1st 30 Days - Survival Mode
Adrienne Graham
 
Are you prepared to swing into action should you suddenly lose your job? Well these days, that's a reality many people face or worry about facing. Nobody is safe from the long hand of layoffs and pink slips. Until this economy picks back up (which I have faith it will) nobody is safe.

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A Career Change Abroad
A Career Change Abroad
Amanda van Mulligen
 
Tackling a career change is a challenge at the best of times, but setting off on a new career path as an expatriate can be even more daunting. Amanda van Mulligen talks to four women who have faced tough career choices abroad...

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Executive Resume Strategies for Global Employment Opportunities
Executive Resume Strategies for Global Employment Opportunities
Wendy Enelow
 
10 things you must know in order to write a CV/Resume for international job opportunities.

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Expat Assignments: Are You Addicted?
Expat Assignments: Are You Addicted?
Andrea Martins
 
If you love living abroad, you see your passport more than your home country, you enjoy a much-envied lifestyle and you hate the thought of repatriating, there is a good chance that you, like many expats before you, have been seduced by the addictive nature of international assignments...

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Art On The Move
Art On The Move
Beth Koestal
 
American Beth Koestal has turned her passion for all things artistic into a career that turns her, each summer, into tour guide and teacher, taking students in the footsteps of Monet and Picasso when she is not teaching her expat students in Brussels.

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Working Virtually: A Great Way To Earn Additional Income
Working Virtually: A Great Way To Earn Additional Income
Jean Stone, Jobs Online
 
Are you an expat living abroad who is frustrated with visa restrictions and trying to think creatively about how to generate both satisfying work and income? Then think virtually: working from home gives individuals a chance to earn extra income by performing a variety of tasks...

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Writing As A Career
Writing As A Career
Jo Parfitt
 
It comes as no surprise that so many women overseas see the possibility of turning writing into a career. People who have never written before suddenly find themselves writing for association newsletters, local information guides or for local press.

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Go For A Job Abroad!
Go For A Job Abroad!
Expertise in Labour Mobility
 
Are you up for a challenge? Would you like to make money, live on your own, meet new people and be a world traveler? Then why not consider working abroad for some time!

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Work Permits For Expat Spouses
Work Permits For Expat Spouses
The Permits Foundation
For an at-a-glance indication of the length of time it takes for a spouse or partner to get a work permit in various countries once granted a resident visa as an accompanying family member...

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Exploring Your Options: Employee, Consultant or Entrepreneur
Exploring Your Options: Employee, Consultant or Entrepreneur
Wendy Enelow
 
Never in the history of modern-day business have you - as a working adult - had so many different options for your career. Not only do you need to decide WHAT you want to - you have to decide HOW you want to do it.

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Professionals: 8 Steps To Dissolving The Glass Ceiling: Susan Bloch
8 Steps To Dissolving The Glass Ceiling
Susan Bloch
 
Women often share many complaints as to why they do not get to the top: exclusion from informal networks; stereotyping; lack of mentoring; shortage of role models; commitment to personal or family responsibilities; or lack of accountability on the part of senior leadership...
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Professionals: 10 Tips For Your Career Change: Rebecca Wells
10 Tips For Your Career Change
Rebecca Wells
 
Do you feel unhappy at work but feel paralysed with fear to do anything about it? Do you suffer from a churning stomach every morning and wish you could find a career that truly excites and energises you from the moment you wake up...

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Professionals: Salary Negotiation Tips For Women: Kelly Magowan
Salary Negotiation Tips For Women
Kelly Magowan
 
Studies show that women are highly uncomfortable with salary negotiation and as a result we avoid it. Even when we do enter into salary negotiation we do not actively seek out the best deal for ourselves, but rather look to a positive outcome for both parties...

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Professionals: Where Have All the Accountants Gone? Lorraine Flaherty
Where Have All the Accountants Gone?
Lorraine Flaherty
 
A worldwide shortage of accountants has been evident since about 2002 with the most critical need being for CAs/CPAs with 3-5 years' experience. What sparked this problem and how are accounting firms trying to solve this dilemma of heavy workloads but not enough workers?

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Professionals: Tanja Lindermeier: Global Dinner Network
Tanja Lindermeier
Global Dinner Network
 
We talk to Global Dinner Network (GDN) founder, Tanja Lindermeier, about her way for cosmopolitan women to meet over dinner, wherever their travel takes them. Tanja is a German professional - living and working in the United States, who set up GDN in 2005...

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Professionals: The Female Factor In International Negotiations: Sheida Hodge
The Female Factor In International Negotiations
Sheida Hodge
 
In order for women to be successful in international business negotiations, [they] need to be educated about how to deal with foreign business cultures. The secret of women's success negotiating internationally is contained in the three angles of the "Triple A Triangle"...

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Professionals: Meet 4 Expat Professional Women: Saskia Meckman
Meet 4 Expat Professional Women
Saskia Meckman
 
Meet Christine, Marlo, Nathalie, and Simone. All four professional women have chosen to live in a foreign country, taking on the adventure of a lifetime. Some are accompanied by their husband, some have brought along their children for the ride...

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Professionals: From Chennai to Shanghai: Expatriate Executive Women Working in Asia: Andrea Martins
From Chennai to Shanghai: Expatriate Executive Women Working in Asia
Andrea Martins
 
Expatriate executive women have long been an enigma. Always the minority, they tend to get overlooked in conversations and focus groups about international assignments. We know that they are out there...

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Professionals: My 10 Favourite Business Networking Questions: Joe Gregory
My 10 Favourite Business Networking Questions
Joe Gregory
 
Have you ever been unsure about what to SAY in a networking situation? If you have then you were right to be unsure because it would have been better to know what to ASK instead... I remember, over a decade ago now, preparing to leave the office to attend my first networking event as a self-employed business owner...

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Professionals: A Little Help From My Friends: Andrea Martins
A Little Help From My Friends
Andrea Martins
 
You don't have to be a one of the Beatles to believe that you get by with a little help from your friends. I help you, you help me - that's how society works. Whether you are migrating to Madrid, expatriating to Jakarta or leaving for a short-term assignment to Buenos Aires, the process of settling-in and getting connected is one of the most important...

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Professionals: Six Ingredients For Successful Repatriation: Rebecca Wells
Six Ingredients For Successful Repatriation
Rebecca Wells
 
Coming back home can bring mixed feelings. Although some people relish the idea of seeing family, old colleagues and familiar places again, others find the notion extremely deflating... - so much so that 27% of repatriates will leave their company within one year of return, 25% between the first and second year, and 23% after two years...

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Professionals: Explore. Dream. Discover. Working Abroad in the Legal Profession: Amy Montemarano
Explore. Dream. Discover. Working Abroad in the Legal Profession
Amy Montemarano
 
Even before the recent economic downturn caused many U.S. law firms to shift their attention to overseas markets, American-trained lawyers had several avenues for international opportunities... but the expansion of the European Union and the new globalization of conventional law practice have opened doors for expatriate lawyers...

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Advancing Women
http://www.advancingwomen.com/
Advancing Women web site offers women the most effective means of advancing their career, shattering glass ceilings and walls with the goal of leveling the playing field for women in the workplace. Advancing Women provides tools, resources, products and services to support women's career and business goals, including our own targeted job board, specifically to serve the needs of our own audience and employers seeking women and diversity candidates.
 
Career By Choice
http://www.careerbychoice.com
Career by Choice helps expat professionals and entrepreneurs build a career or business aligned with who they are and their choice of international living.
 
Elance
http://www.elance.com
An online workplace where businesses connect with qualified professionals to get work done. With the largest network of certified technology and creative talent, Elance helps businesses succeed by connecting them with the people they need to get work done. Elance facilitates the entire work process from hiring to collaboration to payment.
 
European Women's Management Development International Network
http://www.ewmd.org/
EWMD is an international network of individual and corporate members, drawn from professional organisations and all areas of business, education and politics. EWMD was founded in 1984 with the vision to improve the quality of management with respect to people, children, age and the cultural diversity of Europe. EWMD has members in more than 25 countries, including Europe and the United States, South Africa and Asia. There are ten active national chapters, and a growing number of regional chapters. Members are kept informed by the online EWMD-Bulletin, which documents EWMD's activities and reports on a wide range of topics relating to management. The network highlight is the international conference every year, which focuses on a broad spectrum of issues relating to new trends.
 
Foreign Policy Association
http://www.fpa.org/jobs_contact2423/jobs_contact.htm
Job board that lists various internship, job, volunteer opportunities worldwide.
 
Global Dinner Network"Be Inspired, Be Yourself"
http://www.global-dinner-network.com
Targeting both career women and female travellers, the Global Dinner Network is a fresh new way of using the internet to broaden your circle of friends and business contacts. Get advice and tips from local members or meet up with other business travellers to really get the most out of your trips abroad.
 
Go Freelance
http://www.gofreelance.com/
The freelance work exchange.
 
Going Global
http://goinglobal.com/
Country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, corporate profiles, and career resources for thirty countries.
 
Guru
http://www.guru.com
Find freelancers at the world's largest online service marketplace.
 
iAgora - Work and Study Abroad Solutions
http://www.iagora.com/
Website for students and travelers with internships, jobs, travel, housing and hotels around the world
 
iFreelance
http://www.ifreelance.com/
Post your profile today and get access.
 
International Chamber of Commerce
http://www.iccwbo.org/
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.
 
My Destination - Franchise Opportunity
http://www.mydestination.com/en/corporate/franchising
An award winning home-based franchise opportunity. My Destination is a global travel resource powered by a diverse community of local experts on the ground, providing unrivalled local knowledge and unique local deals.
 
Monster.com
http://www.monster.com
Jobseekers can search over 800,000 jobs. Employers can post jobs, search resumes and screen candidates. Sites in 20 countries
 
Overseas Jobs
http://www.overseasjobs.com/
OverseasJobs.com features international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.
 
Story Resumes
http://www.storyresumes.com/
Visually awesome resumes that tell your story and get you noticed.
Founded by Andrea Martins (who co-founded Expat Women), Story Resumes transforms ordinary job resumes into extraordinary ones. Their resumes are perfect for talented expatriates and repatriates who want to invest in their career and get noticed (and hopefully get hired) faster.
 
The Interchange Institute
http://www.interchangeinstitute.org/
The Interchange Institute is a not-for-profit research organization established in 1997 whose mission is to promote dialogue and facilitate understanding between people who move to a new country and their new communities. We conduct research on the process of intercultural transition, produce publications to assist newcomers to the US, design and deliver specialized cross-cultural training workshops, and train and consult to professionals in the field.
 
The International Alliance for Women
http://www.tiaw.org/
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.
 
Worldwide Employee Relocation Council
http://www.worldwideerc.org/Pages/index.aspx
Worldwide ERC® (Employee Relocation Council) was formed to help our members overcome the challenges of workforce mobility. Our members come from many professions - human resources; recruiting; government; military; real estate; financial services; moving; counseling; consulting; and more! Worldwide ERC® provides current issues, trends, and best practices for the movement of employees within the United States as well as global mobility.
 
WOW! Resumes
http://www.wowresumes.com
Resumes that quickly WOW! recruiters and employers.
Founded by Andrea Martins (who co-founded Expat Women), WOW! Resumes helps jobseekers get noticed faster in their job search. It is the sister site to Story Resumes.
 
 
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