• The expat entrepreneur – Elisabietta Shoes Elsbeth Blekkenhorst-Tammes is an expat entrepreneur. Elsbeth is a Dutch national living in Qatar where she’s been for nearly 10 years. She has also worked in the UK and Germany. She has lived outside of the Netherlands for over 20 years now. Germany and the UK were closer to her Dutch roots so she didn’t…
  • Remote work From freelance to full-time remote work Many people are now looking for remote work for a variety of reasons, including the ones mentioned in the previous article, The pros and cons of remote work. However, finding a remote position is not like looking for a regular office job.  Right now, I am trying to transition from freelance remote work to full-time…
  • Resume writing How to write a kick arse CV! With the growth of professional networking sites and the increase in web sites for private contractors (think graphic designers, copywriters etc), it’s a little hard to see CVs lasting. However, for now, they are alive and well and you need a good one to get noticed. Writing a kick arse CV is not difficult but…
  • Remote work Remote work: a job that follows you It’s a pretty common story in the world of expats: you worked your tail off for a good education and a career you loved and leave it all behind to a) follow your spouse’s career or b) start a new life with your long-distance foreign love. Whatever your expat story is, it’s left many of…
  • global nomad The pros and cons of remote work Remote work is on the rise. It is no longer considered a trend because it’s been clear for a while now that it is here to stay.  Working remotely has become a viable option for many thanks in large part to the prevalence of high-speed internet. The beauty of working remotely is that people can…
  • The expat entrepreneur – Expat Nest Vivian Chiona, a bicultural, multilingual expat with family all over the world. She is originally from Greece but has been living in the Netherlands since 2007. Vivian is a registered psychologist and the founder and director of Expat Nest, which provides professional online counselling for expats and internationals. Vivian has a team of qualified counsellors that…
  • wine tasting The expat entrepreneur – The Tasting Class Lindsay Trivers is a sommelier who has worked in the wine industries of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, The United Kingdom, Spain and the UAE. She holds wine accreditations with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), The Court of Master Sommeliers and Auckland University of Technology. Lindsay founded The Tasting Class in 2014. It…
  • Tips for working from home It doesn’t matter if you have a remote job, are studying or are a digital nomad working from home can be great on so many levels but you can quickly develop bad habits if you don’t stay focused. Trying to manage work around your bad habits can turn it into a real slog. To make…