Should You Become an Expat?


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of expat job search and expat life, featuring Ken Daubenspeck, from Daubenspeck and Associates, and Rainer Morita, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are the key personal/professional questions to ask in considering taking an international assignment?
  • What traits do top global executives have to have to be a successful expat?
  • Is expat experience still perceived to be valuable by top employers or is local experience preferred now?
  • How can I decide if expatriation is the right next step for my career?
  • Are there any new trends in how and why companies use expats?
  • What are some ways executives can go about finding an expat assignment?
  • Which countries or industries seem to be adding more expats lately?
  • What challenges do expats with families face when relocating? Any advice on navigating these?
  • What advice do you have for new expats on acclimating to their new environment?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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