Archive for the ‘Career Advice’ Category

Most of those looking to move abroad for career advancement and financial reasons will be aware that a BRIC isn’t something you build houses with, but a term first coined in the early 2000s to refer to Brazil, Russia, India and China – four emerging national economies linked by their growth and large size. Yet, […]

It’s well known that China has been the world’s fastest growing economy for over ten years. With countries like the UK clamouring to cosy up to the Chinese government in the hunt for lucrative trade agreements and a slice of economic success, you could be forgiven for thinking western job seekers have a bright professional future in […]

The unstoppable rise of the Internet has facilitated many areas of modern life, and job interviews are no exception. A common problem for both expats and their potential employers is that they’re often not in the same country, or even on the same continent. This can make conducting a normal face-to-face interview both expensive and […]

Many expats are lured to Asia with the thought of low living costs coupled with relatively high wages. For native English speakers teaching is the go-to job, but there are lots of others on offer, especially for skilled candidates who speak more than one language. If you are coming from Europe or North America, you […]

Over 10,000 teachers will this summer be packing their suitcases, finalising their visas and saying goodbye to their families and friends as they start a new life teaching overseas. They will be joining 293,000 other qualified, English-speaking teachers already working in international schools around the world. For the new teachers who will be making this […]

Many teachers will soon be getting ready to move abroad to start work in an international school for the very first time. Preparing to move overseas for the first time can be quite daunting and with this in mind, experts in international teacher recruitment and placement, Teachers International Consultancy (TIC) will be hosting a free […]

When moving abroad, expatriates look for more than just economic opportunities. Destinations which provide a good environment for raising a family and allow expats to adapt to a new culture easily are also very important. The countries on the list were reported to provide a great overall experience for expats. 1. Singapore – The city of Singapore offers […]

Conventional wisdom holds that only 10% of internet job searchers are successful. Concentrating exclusively on online job boards means you have almost no chance of getting hired. And though there’s not a lot of research on the subject, odds are probably even worse for expats.

There’s no doubt the world’s hottest economies are in Asia. Countries like China, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia feature higher growth than developed nations and greater political stability than the emerging economies of the Middle East. A piece by Sarah Mishkin in yesterday’s Financial Times explores the glut of expat workers moving east–a trend which has picked […]

Another reason for expat job seekers to get on social media (as if they needed one): companies are devoting more effort to integrating social media networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook into their recruitment strategies. Case in point: software from aQayo, Asia’s leading provider of e-recruitment systems. The company recently launched an upgraded version […]

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