CAREER COUNSELING

Thinking about the next step in your career?

An expat career is a mindset that requires for you to plan your career ahead and make adjustments as you evolve. Sooner or later, you will leave your current job and move to another one and maybe to a new country. Each new position needs to be part of a bigger plan otherwise you will end up lacking clarity and abruptly putting an end to your expat career.

The lack of clarity can cause you frustration, you can feel stuck or on the other side, you can have so many ideas about your next steps that at the end you feel overwhelmed with your thoughts and do nothing.

Expat Career Counseling is a process that will help you to develop your global mindset and to know the expat world of work in order to make career decisions that fulfil your life purpose.

In Expat Career Counseling, we focus on:

  • Evaluating your skills, interests, and personality in relation to expat options
  • Exploring the expat world of work and generating options that fit
  • Matching up the results of research with your goals, values, skills, and personality
  • Identifying opportunities and researching organizations
  • Resume writing and editing research to match the ATS and/or the target country in collaboration with our partner who is expert at rewriting CVs.
  • Obtaining knowledge or credentials needed to stay competitive in your field
  • Networking: updating contacts, cultivating new professional contacts
  • Interview Techniques: developing interview skills, interview practice
  • Evaluating and negotiating job offers
  • Evaluating and negotiating job offers
  • Coping with barriers such as stress, lack of support, confidence issues
  • Dealing with any emotional issue that would interfere with your career goals
  • Networking: updating contacts, cultivating new professional contacts

We also focus on developing your global mindset. Companies who hire expats want candidates able to combine an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets with a propensity and ability to see common patterns across countries and markets.

Having a Global Mindset requires:

  • Intellectual capital: Global business savvy, cognitive complexity, cosmopolitanoutlook
  • Psychological capital: Passion for diversity, quest for adventure, self-assurance
  • Social capital: Intercultural empathy, interpersonal impact, diplomacy

Expat Career Counseling

Leaders with a strong stock of Global Mindset know about cultures and political and economic systems in other countries and understand how their global industry works. They are passionate about diversity and are willing to push themselves. They are comfortable with being uncomfortable in uncomfortable environments. They are also better able to build trusting relationships with people who are different from them by showing respect and empathy and by being good listeners. We will make sure you acquire or enhance those skills to lay your expat career on solid foundations.

Expat Career Counseling will help you make the decisions you need to make now and, also give you the knowledge and skills you need to make future career and life decisions.

Interacting with expats, I have realized that only very few are prepared and ready for a career abroad. Working abroad is more demanding than an assignment in one’s own country. It requires empathy, respect, non-judgment, tolerance and a true desire to understand the culture of the new country.

Carole besson, CEO, Founder of Evidence Coaching Ltd,
Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Assessment Consultant

Contact us to learn more about our Career Counseling program dedicated to expats.

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