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The Best Places In The World To Work

HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer Survey ranks Germany as the best place to work in the world followed by Bahrain and the UK.  A period working abroad can be the key to unlocking a more confident, creative and adaptable you according to HSBC, as it announces the best countries in the world to work abroad. The survey of more than 22,000 expatriates from ...

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Top Tips For Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary should whenever possible be left until you have received a job offer as this is the time when you are in the best position: they have indicated that they want you to take the job, but you have not yet accepted. The salary is often not specified in job adverts and what is available ‘to the right candidate’ is often described as ‘negotiable’ or flexible, but it is only at the ...

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Should I Take The Job? Considerations Before Accepting A Job

When you are applying for a job abroad there can often be a prolonged selection process. When you have finally made it from the initial application through to the shortlist and receive a job offer the natural instinct is to accept the offer and look forward to your exciting new life abroad. However, before you do so, you need to step back and consider your options. Only you know your circumstances ...

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6 Reasons Why Expats Need a VPN

The process of moving abroad can be challenging to say the least, and there’s always plenty to think about and prepare. One aspect of living in a different country that many expats may not initially consider is their online security, and how they can gain unobstructed access to things like social media to keep connected with their friends and family. From staying safe on unsecured Wi-Fi to bypassi ...

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Help, I’m Divorced – How Did That Happen?

As anyone who’s been through it can tell you, divorce is a big deal – not just emotionally, but also practically. It changes your legal status (for tax and sometimes immigration purposes, for example) and, at least in Scotland, it permanently ends your right to make any financial claim as a result of the separation. This is very different from English law where it is usually still poss ...

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UK Overtaken By Japan As Most Expensive Expatriate Country

What is the most expensive expatriate country? According to a newly published report, the UK is no longer the most expensive of the top-40 financial hubs. It now takes second place to Japan with middle management expatriate pay packages falling by an average of $40,000, reflecting the strengthening of the US Dollar against the GBP. Global mobility experts ECA International (ECA) produce an annual ...

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CV Turnoffs: Four Things That Are Harming Your Interview Chances

Seasoned recruiters will tell you that experienced professionals often make similar mistakes on their CV that the recent university graduates make. Even though you may be perfectly qualified for a position, a lack of focus on your CV may be just as harmful as inexperience. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by Lee Tonge of CV Store   Within the first five seconds of lookin ...

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Pay Increases Expected In The Energy Sector

Airswift and Energy Jobline have launched the second annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the energy recruitment and employment trends survey.  The report shows a majority expecting increased pay in the next 12 months. The survey shows the demographic profile of the industry is still dominated by males (90%) and with 49% over 45 and 89% over 35 it is an experienced group. Despite the difficul ...

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Issues To Consider When Assessing A Salary Abroad

You just got a job offer that looks sweet in so many ways. Before you jump at the chance, think about all of the issues that should be considered when assessing what salary will be required when you take up a role abroad. Once you consider all of the following helpful tips, you will then be able to negotiate the best salary package. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by Salary ...

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