3 Essential steps to prepare for an expat assignment

3 steps expat assignment

How can you prepare for an expat assignment

Today’s guest post comes from Aura at STORAGECafé.

Expat assignments are a great opportunity for advancing professionally, and also for personal development: you get to travel, to learn a new language and to become familiar with a different culture. The perks associated with it are also generally pretty nice: a good salary, transportation and housing provided, school tuition and spousal allowance included, language tutoring and so on.

It’s no wonder, under these circumstances, that most people jump at the prospect of an expat assignment.

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What to cook this week?

What to cook this week

6 amazing recipes for you to cook

It’s still the weekend and you’re already dreading what to cook next week? If you don’t have a cafeteria at work and constantly need to eat out, your food bill can go sky high. Prepping your lunches can save you money and control what you’re eating. To many, this sounds great! Just what to cook next week?

We’ve 6 different suggestions for your lunch box.

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It’s okay to hire help

It’s okay to hire help

What do you ask help for?

What did you do this weekend? We caught up with friends and one conversation stuck with me in particular. Our fun friend Ms M has been travelling abroad every week since she started her new role earlier in the year. She comes home for 2, if she’s lucky 4 days a week. She loves working on this project and it sounds like an amazing career opportunity. Ms M made the decision to reach out for help when she’s at home. A decision criticised by some of the friends. But why?

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5 tips to creating a powerful network

5 tips powerful network

Grow your personal network

The festive season is over. The new year has started and some still follow their New Year’s resolutions. For me, 2019 is “the year of moving (up)”, being more physically active thanks to a bike and working on a variety of corporate and residential projects. The first part is all up to me while for the second, a strong network will be beneficial. Whether you’re looking for a new job this year or learn more about what’s happening in your industry, achieve more with a powerful network.

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How to pack for a business trip

How to pack for a business trip

Use a checklist for your next business trip

We’re spending this week on a business trip and are so excited about it. It’s been some time since we’ve travelled for just business. It’s fabulous but oh boy, packing for business is so different than going away for a weekend or for your summer holiday. Here’s our checklist to make packing for a business trip easy for you:

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How you can prepare for an unplanned job move

How you can prepare for an unplanned job move

Are you ready for a job move without notice

Hands up if you know someone who’s lost their job. A number of our friends, former colleagues and clients have been told “there’s no need to come back!”

Last week, we received a rather upsetting email from a former client. They’ve been given the boot. It came out of nowhere. Perhaps this was the most shocking part, not seeing it coming. But that’s the unfortunate bit. Unless you know of your company’s financial situation, plans to restructure or industry-wide developments, a lay off may not be what you expect.

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Get the best start into the new week

Get the best start into the week

Start the new week fresh and without any stress

It’s the start of a new week. For many, it’s also the end of the summer holiday and they’re back at work. For others, the new school year will start this week and many families are going back to a busy life. Are you one of them? If yes, this post is for you!

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Chasing money or pursue your dream?

What’s your dream worth to you?

Do you have your dream job? A few days ago, my friend and I were talking about this job. Disliking it was the understatement of the year. Yet, it finances his lifestyle and he was not willing to walk away from this. It made me think – a lot. Do you know what’s important to you?

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Maximise your networking

Our tips for networking this season

Tis the season for networking with other professionals. Whether they are in your industry or a field you’d like to enter, networking is a fabulous way to expand your knowledge and contacts. But so often we waste our time at these networking events and conferences. Today, we’re giving you our top 5 tips to maximise your time and contacts.

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