Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

5 Dec at 6 PM 2016

Making a success of expat life

Leaving your home country to become an expat isn’t just about shipping yourself, your goods and your family to a new country, nor is it just about jobs and visas. Moving overseas, whether for retirement, career advancement or simply a much-needed lifestyle change take months of research and planning, but the story doesn’t end once you’ve boarded the plane. Even if you’ve successfully ticked all the practical boxes, you may not have realised the subtle adjustments necessary to get through your first few months in a strange...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2016

EU MEP proposes individual EU citizenship for British expats

Following a huge post-Brexit rise in applications by expat Britons for citizenship of other countries, the European parliament will review a plan for individual EU membership. If adopted, the proposal put forward by a Luxembourg liberal MEP would allow UK expats and British citizens free movement and the right to remain in EU member states. MEP Charles Goerens believes many UK citizens both overseas and at home want to stay as part of the European community. Amendment 882 has been proposed as an add-on to an EU parliament...
24 Nov at 6 PM 2016

New Zealand drawing record number of expat professionals

Skilled workers desperate to get away from Western political chaos should check out New Zealand and its growing jobs market Given recent events in both the UK and USA, skilled workers in both countries may well be considering emigrating in order to further their careers in a secure political environment. New Zealand is already popular with expat professionals for its stability, laid-back lifestyle and stunning natural beauty, and its economy is growing at a good rate. Recruitment experts say jobs are out there for skilled workers...
23 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Expats relocating to Qatar get extended time for residency permits

A law passed last October giving foreigners extra time to process residency permits is due to come into force on December 3. The new sponsorship law is expected to make the lives of foreigners arriving in the emirate less stressful, as it extends the time allowed for arranging residency permits from seven days to 30 days. The same extension will apply to departure, residence and sponsorship. It’s also expected the extension will make changing jobs or leaving the emirate more straightforward. However, the ruling has been received...
23 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Tech expats in USA fear Trump effect on visa programme

Expats working in USA tech hubs are afraid their skilled worker visa programme may be terminated by Trump. Following Donald Trump’s mixed messages on the campaign trail concerning the USA’s skilled worker visa programme, tech workers in Silicone Valley and other American IT hubs are afraid for their jobs. Before the presidential election, the industry had been lobbying for an expansion to the programme, which at present admits 65,000 workers and 20,000 graduate students every year. Trump’s campaign trail speeches sometimes...
18 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Survey slams London as worst world city for expats

A recent survey left London in the doldrums as the worst city in the world for expat life. Quality of life, personal happiness and personal safety were all scored low in the InterNations expat survey, with its overall rating a poor 27 out of 35 world cities. The shocking results included a rate of 24th for quality of life, 26th for leisure options, 18th for travel and transport, 24th for health and well-being, 24th for safety and security and a dismal 33 for personal happiness. The survey was taken before the announcement of the...
17 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Best overseas locations for single expats

Expat surveys suggest a good proportion of those looking to emigrate are single, but few articles give advice on the best locations for a successful singles lifestyle. More often than not, articles giving advice to potential expats concentrate on relocation packages, jobs, best international schools and private heathcare facilities. As a result, even although as many as half of the total number of expats living overseas are single, it’s rare to find pages of advice about the best places to enjoy the single life. A recent survey...
16 Nov at 4 PM 2016

Survey reveals the 17 best world cities for expats

The latest expat survey gives an extensive glimpse into expatriate lives and identifies the best world cities for quality of life and career success. The InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey was based on all aspects of expat life including career prospects, lifestyle quality, friendliness of locals and even the weather. No less than 17 world cities were highly rated, giving prospective expatriates a choice of cultures, salary levels and more. Top of the range was Melbourne, Australia, with 80 per cent of expats commending the...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2016

American expat reactions to Trump presidential victory

For American expats across the world, the climax to the most contentious presidential election in living memory is a huge step into the unknown. In spite of heroic efforts to galvanise the world-wide US expat vote, today’s result has been mostly met with incredulity, horror and fear across many countries home to US expats. The impossible has happened, and no-one knows for sure what the future will hold. In London late last night and early this morning, confidence that common sense would prevail faded fast as more and more states...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Bicultural expat couples choose China for culture and opportunity

With bicultural marriages becoming the norm in the younger expat community, China’s business opportunities and inclusive society fit the bill as a long-stay destination. Bicultural couples nowadays are choosing to live in an entirely new environment rather than have one or the other try to adapt to their partner’s country of birth. It’s a major challenge, but China is a great choice as it’s totally different in culture, work ethics and opportunities than anywhere in the West. The major challenge when resettling in a Chinese...