Hej, Hello, Hola and Hallow..! Welcome to My Kids think I’m cool, But... Podcast!
A podcast about getting knocked up in a foreign country, families living abroad, and raising children in a different culture; all while trying to keep your cool and not lose your shit!
I’m your host Jackie, an American-Filipina mom living in Denmark, and My Kids Think I’m Cool But… well, if you want to find out, grab your headset and tune in!
EP 29: How To Get A Job In Denmark
I had a wonderful conversation with Karey Anne about how to get a job in Denmark as an Expat, International, Immigrant or whoever is trying to land a job in Denmark.
You hear rumors on how hard it is to get a job in Denmark, but you listen to this podcast, Karey Anne gives some amazing tips on how to get a call and even an interview.
A little about Karey Anne Duevang:
Karey Anne is the Director of English Job Denmark, the fastest growing community for international employment guidance in Denmark. She is also a Senior Recruiter & HR Business Partner and has worked for the last 18 years with SME’s and Fortune 500 companies in DK to locate, hire and retain international talent.
Originally from the UK, she relocated to Denmark in 2003 as a spouse. She understands expat life from the viewpoint of spouse, wife, mother, and HR Professional in Denmark.
As an HR & Recruitment Specialist, she covers specialist employment recruitment assistance, retention of talent solutions, diversity & inclusion policy & strategy, brainstorming and cultural awareness and assimilation. She is passionate about helping companies and individuals to find the perfect fit, to be more creative, by investing in their people, improving processes, and cultivating a more understanding and inclusive culture. She is an experienced leader and HR Partner with over 2 decades of experience in recruitment and operational management.
EP 28: Being an Entrepreneur in Denmark While Raising An International Family
I am noticing so many international moms are creating their own jobs since they are having trouble finding a job in Denmark. It can be an online Anime Teacher, being a photographer, or even a yoga teacher AND so much more. I can keep the list going on the different projects different moms are doing while living in Denmark.
I am currently going through the same thing with my job search. It is difficult to find a job in Denmark, so now I created my website that will help families find all the kid-friendly places around them.
But, how can I create this goal to be set in motion? Well, I have a guest that will speak on how to become an entrepreneur or have the mindset of one; whether you're looking for a job or want to start your own business.
My guest is from Spain. She is actually half Spanish and Romanian. Her husband is Dane and they have 2 kids together living in Denmark. She has a really cool company called We are Entrepreneur that helps people in Denmark and really globally TO get their business started. Sometimes people have a really great skill, for example, making jewelry, is a chef that wants to start a restaurant and really anything BUT don’t have the business sense to start it, Her company will guide you every step of the way. Let me introduce you to Diana Medrea-Mogensen.
Ep 27: Why I Changed Careers When I Moved To Denmark With Katie Garth
Today I really want to talk about Career Change. The more I talk to International moms I am noticing more and more people changing careers or having completely different jobs when living in Denmark.
Why do we as an international feel like we need to change careers when we live in Denmark? I definitely did a big career change when I moved to Denmark. I was working in the Beverage industry in Sales and Marketing, and when I moved to Denmark I shifted my industry and career to Technology and Telecom.
A career change, language, the country is a big shift for some people, but when you have an entire family going through the same thing - WOW. That transition must be hard not only for parents but for the kids too.
So Today, I have a guest who completely changed her career from being a Children's nurse in the UK to an internal coordinator at one of the biggest turbine companies in the world.
We will be talking about how she ended up in Denmark, how her kids transitioned to life in Denmark, AND her career shift from nurse to office work.
Let me introduce you all to Katie Garth from the UK.
Ep 26: Going Back To School And Changing Careers In Denmark As An Expat Mother
I have talked to so many internationals/expats/immigrants living in Denmark and for some reason, many of them have the same pattern - Going back to school and Changing their Careers when they move to Denmark. I want to find out why so many expats and internationals decide to change careers when they move to Denmark.
Imagine going to school and working for years in your home country, but when you move to Denmark, nothing is equivalent to education here in Denmark. OR you simply can’t get a job because the Danish language is highly required for the positions.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO???
I’ve met with expat and immigrants that are: psychologists, doctors, and dentists that moved to Denmark from abroad and They told me if they want to practice in Denmark - They will have to go back to school to get certification to practice in Denmark. Of course, many of them do return to school, but some of them decide to completely change careers.
Kelly Kristensen my guest will be talking about her move to Denmark, changing careers, and going back to school as an adult in a whole different country. She will be talking about her experience and how different the school system in Denmark really is.
Also, she will talk about her Blog, My New Danish Life, and YouTube Channel. You can also check it out and see what she is up to with her family.
Get ready to listen to this fun podcast on life in Denmark as a mother.
Listen, Laugh and Enjoy!
Ep 25: From Denmark to the US with Gillian
I got the pleasure to interview Gillian Wales Ravn from Jamaica but has lived abroad most of her life. On the podcast, we talked about how it was going from Jamaica to the UK and then Denmark to start her family with her danish husband.
If you want to hear some fun stories about living in the US and Denmark this podcast is definitely for you. We discuss the school systems to language AND her business Butterfly Box.
EP 24: Raising A Multi-Cultural Family In Denmark
I am super excited for today’s episode because I will be interviewing an American Indian from San Francisco. We discussed how she grew up in an American Indian background and how her parents maintained the traditions within her childhood until adulthood.Plus raising her son now in Denmark and maintaining 3 cultures.
Srishti talks about how she ended up in Denmark and how she is raising her family in Denmark. The struggles, the culture shock and even her story about how she met her husband.
Let’s get to it.
I have been a guess of Jacklyn on her podcast. It amazes me how cathartic it was for me to share my story of living in Denmark and other parts of the word.
It reminded me how grateful I am to have had such an interesting life.
Thank you again for wanting to share my story. I hope it will be an inspiration to someone who needs it.
Jacklyn is a great interviewer.
As a TCK (Third Culture Kid) myself - I can really relate to this podcast! I have always found it really interesting to see how people adjust to different cultures while still trying to maintain their own special traditions. So excited to hear more from Jackie!