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Top Countries for Women Working Abroad

InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a ranking of the top countries for women working abroad based on the insights given by over 6,000 women in the annual Expat Insider Survey.

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Top Countries with Best Work-Life Balance for Expats

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is a top goal for most people. The global average for people satisfied with their work-life balance is only 17%, so it’s safe to say that it’s a goal many struggle to achieve. What is considered a satisfactory work-life balance varies from person to person, and some countries promote a better work-life balance culture than other countries.

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Europeans Have Strong Appetite for International Work – Top Countries Revealed

According to a study conducted by ADP, Europeans have a strong desire to work internationally. The study, conducted in July 2016 after the vote for Brexit, considers how employees feel about the future of work, international competitiveness and talent management. Among nearly 10,000 European employees surveyed, 74% would consider career opportunities in a foreign country.

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Tips on Finding a Job in a Foreign Country

Searching for jobs internationally can be a complicated process, but with thorough preparation and research, you can spare yourself (and recruiters) a headache.

Location Targeting – it’s important to narrow down the location in which you wish to seek employment, rather than choosing a general geographic region.

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Shanghai: A Single Work Permit for Expats

Great news for foreigners looking to become expats in China. As of November 1, 2016, the two types of work permits for ordinary foreign employees and foreign experts will be streamlined into one, which means foreigners will only need to apply for one unified work permit.

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Where is it Cheaper to Live and Work?

According to the Savills world research, office-based businesses operating in major cities will spend around one-third of their total operating costs on commercial rents and employee salaries to accommodate costs of living.

New York currently holds the number one spot for having the highest live-work costs per employee, knocking London out of the top spot following the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

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Dream of Working Overseas? Consider These Top 10 Cities

Many of us share the aspiration of living and working in a foreign country, and as more and more companies expand their operations overseas, employment opportunities abroad are becoming increasingly more available. Which means your chances of finding a job opportunity at the destination of your choice may never be better.

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Financial Considerations for South Africa

South Africa is a middle-income country with a melting pot of culturally, linguistically, racially and religiously diverse people. The country offers an abundant supply of natural resources and has well-developed financial, legal, communication, energy and transport sectors. Its stock exchange is ranked among the 20 largest in the world. While South Africa is the most developed African economy, the international financial recession has slowed its economic progression.

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How to Build Trust Across Cultures

The word “culture” was named the most popular word of the year in 2014 by Merriam-Webster, which comes to no surprise as it is increasingly being recognized as a powerful force in business. While cultural diversity can be advantageous for businesses and create higher performing teams, it can just as well create conflict in other areas.

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3 Tips to Overcome Your Fears and Move Abroad

“If your dreams do not scare you, they’re not big enough.”

So you want to move abroad? What’s stopping you? Friends. Family. Work. Fear.

Moving to a new place can be really scary. You have to get a new job. A new place. New friends. Pretty much a new life.

You can probably come up with a million reasons for why you shouldn’t move abroad, and let’s face it: when something scares us, it’s easy to find excuses to put it off.

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