For professionals in a new country as immigrants or expats struggling to be visible at work while dealing with workplace culture shock.
Every Sunday, I share actionable tips from my over a decade experience in multicultural teams from Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America & Africa.
Also, listen to interviews from relocated professionals as they share their secrets to staying visible at work even in a new territory.
Ep 51 A Unique Experience of Working Abroad in the Same Continent with Folu Adeyeye
This Q3 episode is with a special guest and old classmate!
Folu Adeyeye is a brand marketing and digital professional passionate about marketing and innovation with a deep love for Africa. He's constantly working on exciting projects even as he leads the African Leadership University in Mauritius.
We catch up on old times and also talk about Folu's experience even though his working is still in Africa and he highlights the common feelings we have about moving abroad-even if it is within the same continent.
The outcome of being open-minded is that you get to understand how best to engage with other people.
One the thing about working in a diverse environment is that you get to learn about new cultures and at the same time teach people about your culture, so you constantly have to represent.
Ps. If you missed the March Masterclass, you can catch the replay here
Ep 50 Top 3 things to advance your Career Abroad
Advancement means different things for different people....
But it also means that you are making progress and progress comes by action and action comes by doing the 3 major things we discuss on this episode.
This is for you;
If you feel stuck since you moved abroad and want to know where to focus your energy
Know that stepping out of your comfort zone will be great for you but you don't know where to begin
Need to cutback on the hustle and wants to embrace flow and stability in your life abroad
Ps. The Masterclass is this Saturday, March 27th 2021. Register here to attend
Ep 49 Dealing with Career Failures
Never- Ever- Ever Have i heard anyone say they love failures! It is painful, it sucks, it feels defeating but it is a cycle of life and happens more often that we imagine when we are in a different country abroad!.
On this episode, I speak to you if you feel the biggest risk you took moving abroad was a failure or the biggest change you've taken recently in their career.
Sometimes the failure of a project doesn't have to be on you, external circumstances beyond your control can play a role too
Look more at the lessons learnt and not on the downside on failures
People fail, Projects fail and the governments also fail!
Ps. About the Free Masterclass, register here on www.visibleatwork.com Click on top bar which reads "Join Masterclass"
Ep 48 Finding opportunities abroad when it seems impossible Interview with David Mc Neill
On this week's guest episode, I speak with David McNeill the founder of Expat Empire.
Prior to building Expat Empire, David left the United States in 2014 after working in Investment Banking and and Product Management and has since lived in Tokyo, Berlin, and Porto. David started Expat Empire because he has a genuine passion for living abroad. He is also the host of Expat Empire Podcast and Author of Passport to Working in Japan.
As the founder of Expat Empire, David McNeill is focused on inspiring people to move abroad and showing them how to do it. In addition to producing books, podcasts, blog posts, meetup events, and more, Expat Empire offers personalized consulting services to give everyone the opportunity to achieve their international dreams. David shares the difficulty in finding work when he moved and how he overcame those struggles; He reminds us to:
Look for skill sets that you can add to whatever experience you have and which is also relevant to your next career move.
If you are going through a rough time abroad, know that you are not alone and the situation is not particular to you. Just keep your head down and be open-minded.
Ep 47 Telling your story with a Career Portfolio; How to build one and what should be in it
Your story as discussed in the past two weeks must be invite others to continue a conversation with you and a Career Portfolio will help you merge your past, present and future career story in one document.
Listen to this episode so you can create a portfolio and put the right type of information in it.
You should listen to this episode, if you still spend more time rambling instead of giving relevant information about your career achievements.
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Ep 46 Why your past Career Story plays a Role in Your Future PT2
We dive deeper from last week's episode about leaning into your past story, why it is so important and how it plays a key role in your future abroad.
Plus why companies want diverse candidates but they also want to be sure they get the right type of diverse candidates.
I share insights into what the companies are thinking but don't want to tell you and how you can use it to your advantage and where to start from.
If you catch this episode first, then listen to Ep.45, then come back to listen to Ep 46. OR You could listen to this first and go back to Ep 45 because everything is connected!
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