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Manage Your Move Abroad in Ten Steps

So, you’ve landed that perfect job abroad or finally decided to realize your dream of moving to a new country. Either way, you’ll experience many new things – new people, new cultures, new languages, new food, new customs. It’s exciting

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Interviewing in the Netherlands

Pre-Interview Preparation The best way to ensure a good performance for a Dutch job interview is to thoroughly prepare. If you can anticipate the questions that will be asked and formulate insightful questions to ask your interviewer, you will be

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Understanding Denmark’s Office Protocol

Danish workplaces offer very good working conditions, modern facilities and high-quality technical equipment. Competency development is considered a high priority, and most workplaces regularly offer their employees continuing education. By European standards, Danish labor market agreements create a highly flexible

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Etiquette Tips for Traveling in Asia

When visiting Asian countries for business or pleasure, it is important to be aware and observe many of the simple cultural norms of those countries during your travels. This will show locals that you respect their culture, and it will

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Panama: Communication Styles

Because of its diversity of ethnicities and cultures, it is always a good idea to follow the host’s lead when it comes to acceptable behavior. What is acceptable to one culture in Panama might not be to another. Generally speaking, Panamanian culture is formal, and it is important to show respect and consideration to others.

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World’s Best Cities for Art, Food, and Music

Experiencing the many different cultures of the world is one of the best parts about traveling. What better way to get to know a place than to immerse yourself in the food, music, arts, people and historical sites.

Totallymoney.com has curated a list of the 30 most popular cities in the world with the most cultural attractions.

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Japan: Communication Styles

The Japanese communication style reflects the value placed on maintaining harmony.

The Japanese are non-confrontational and will rarely directly decline requests. Instead, they will reply, “It is inconvenient,” or “It is under consideration.” They do not criticize, insult, put people on the spot or do anything that might cause embarrassment and thus loss of face.

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Norway: Daily Life

To understand Norwegians, you must understand the natural environment in which they live. Considered among the most beautiful places on earth, Norway is also a harsh land of cold, snow, fjords and isolation.

Norwegians are proud of living so closely to nature and their relationship with the natural world forms their national identity.

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Israel: Negotiation Styles

In Israel, business is done at a dynamic and quick pace. However, negotiations may take longer than expected. Arab Israelis prefer to do business with people they know and to develop relationships before conducting business deals. Jewish Israelis value rapport between partners to a lesser extent, and this fact may speed up closing a deal.

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Australia: Communication Styles

Australia is a multicultural, amicable society, so it is important to be sensitive to different cultures and lifestyles when interacting with locals who may come from a wide range of traditions.

In general, Australians feel they are an unpretentious people and are proud of this.

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