Career in Your Suitcase
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"... a local, as misunderstandings are inevitable if you do business in English only.’ Diane, Canadian in England, www.expatwomen.com - Change and transition - William Bridges, an organisation psychologist who has studied and written on how people react to change, differentiates between ..."
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"... - William Bridges, an organisation psychologist who has studied and written on how people react to change, differentiates between change and transition. Change consists of external events, while transition is the set of internal processes we go through in adjusting to change. Just as ..."
"...Just as Elizabeth Kubler-Ross delineated five stages in a person’s coming to terms with his or her approaching death, Bridges observes that most people react to change by making an inner transition that consists of three distinct stages – Endings, a Neutral Zone and New Beginnings. People achieve successful transitions when they adjust to change through the healthy navigation of each of these three transition stages. When we fail to accomplish the essential tasks of each stage, we can get stuck ..."
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"... a goodbye party for their friends a week or two before the move. In the case of moving, what’s good for children is also healthy for adults. Here are several tips for ‘closure’ at the Endings stage of your transition: Before the move, take the time to say goodbye to people and ..."
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"... Us’ dinner. Try to learn the new language. Pre-relocation visits to the new area help both adults and children to make the transition. Instead of wondering about the unknown, we can begin preparing ourselves while still in our old location. Relocation is physically, mentally and ..."
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"... develop it. - The neutral zone - This period occupies the middle stage of transition; it begins with the departure from the old home and extends into the initial period of resettlement. Its duration varies anywhere from one to several months. The Neutral Zone is often marked by a sense ..."
"...The main danger of the Neutral Zone is getting stuck there. The two most common signs of an unsuccessful transition are emotions that are unusually intense and prolonged, and a feeling of numbness that doesn’t ease with time. If you get trapped in either place, consider seeking short-term professional help. ..."
"...So it can be difficult to pinpoint where the Neutral Zone merges into New Beginnings. But at some point people look back and realise they’ve made the shift. Families who have successfully relocated report that the key to making a healthy transition is to form connections in the new community as quickly as they can. Perhaps: ..."

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"...‘I worked with a coach who successfully helped me to make the transition from working for corporate companies to starting my own business.  His talents and expertise were just what I needed to transform my skills. His coaching and programs helped me to gain confidence to go out to start networking, presenting myself in a successful way and get more visibility. I ..."
"...do. But she doesn’t know how to get from where she is to where she wants to be. Janice needs help with the ‘how’ questions. She needs to work with a consultant who is expert not only at the nuts and bolts of finding a job, but also at transitioning into a second career. ..."
"...The nature of your expatriate experience depends partly on whether your new home shares your native country’s cultural history. For example, Americans who move to France or Italy normally have a smoother transition than their counterparts who spend several years in Zimbabwe. No matter where you are, you will probably have opportunities that will never again come your way. This is a time to explore, experiment, to push beyond those borders of conventionality that may have restricted you back home. In doing ..."

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"...For the parents of the expatriate couple, though, it can be anathema for the woman to work and the man to stay at home. Any resulting loudly voiced negative reactions from family and friends can cause additional and unwanted stress during what is already a difficult transition. Of course in-laws can be notorious sources of strife in any marriage and the fact that they are half way round the world does not necessarily diminish the strength of their criticism, even when they try to pretend they are not really criticising. The forcefulness of a single ‘Oh!’ ..."
"...having carefully thought through the implications of doing so, is going to have a better chance of successfully setting themselves up in their new lifestyle than one who takes it on with little forethought. Approaching the experience with a positive attitude will go a long way towards smoothing the transition – but it will not necessarily make the transition easy. As with any international relocation, whether the accompanying partner is male or female, the mutual support of both partners is essential to protect and develop the relationship and the individual happiness of both those involved. ..."

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"...transition I (Jo) had enjoyed a successful career as a partner in a computer training business. I made my living from teaching and writing and had already published more than ten computer handbooks. Then I got married and my husband was posted to Dubai. Telling me I would regret ..."
"...my home country of Canada before making an international move to the Netherlands in 2005 when I married a Dutch man. While a number of these moves may have given me some of the characteristics that define a third culture kid (TCK — see glossary), and others involved career transitions ..."
"...As a self-employed career consultant I believed that a move to the Netherlands would allow me to put the career development principles that I teach my clients to the ultimate test. I gave myself some time to make the transition and focused on learning the language first. Two years later I was again delivering career development training on a freelance basis. Only this time it was in Dutch! Though my language skills then were nowhere near the fluency I would have required of myself, I was ..."
"...It was through networking and offering my skills freely that I was able to go almost seamlessly (in hindsight that is) from one opportunity to the next, ultmately landing a paid contract. As I look back over the course of this transition I see a number of key events as well as some important qualities that helped to create this result. The steps to my successful transition were: ..."
"...She called it the Rule of Three that she developed for herself as a stay at home mom during the many moves we made as a family. These three components allowed her to achieve a sense of balance in her life wherever it led her, also helping her to transition back into the workforce after raising kids. They have also served me well. ..."

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Chapter 2: Find Your Passion
"...Women, returning to work after taking time off to have children often find their confidence at a new low. But this is not reserved for mothers. It happens to lots of people after a career gap or during a career transition. Add to this living in a strange place, maybe with a new language, unfamiliar customs and unfathomable laws and your confidence can sink lower still. After so many knocks it can be hard to get going again and start looking for work. ..."
"...transitionave run this seminar and its many permutations all over the world, to thousands of different people. I know I belong on a stage. I prepare cue cards or PowerPoint presentations, but rarely look at them. In 2007 I was even invited to be the closing keynote speaker at the ..."
"...To make an informal success team for your portable career, recruit supporters who will support you in finding out who you really are, and who believe in you. We all need to be encouraged and praised, and especially so in times of transition. If your closest family members are not with you in this, then prepare for a rough, but I hope not unbearable, ride. Find people you know well enough to feel that they can join you on the journey, and meet, Skype, text, Tweet or send emails each to other ..."
"...Write the different chapters of your life as distinguished by key transitions and crossroads. Include details of your situation at the time, recognizing what is now different for you. It is not uncommon for this process to take a significant investment of time and effort. This is required to allow your story to take shape as you see the connections, red ..."

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Chapter 3: What Can You Do?
"...If your need and desire for a mobile career has arisen based on the progress of your partner’s career, continues Mary, and you have a window of time in which to make this transition, then consider it a gift. This may be the time to learn new skills. What have you always wanted to learn but haven’t yet made time for? Which skills did you put into the ‘grow’ category? What are you curious about in your new location and current stage of ..."
"...leave for the next international relocation. The last position I loved and had to leave was as the education and youth officer at the US Department of State. There I helped our American diplomatic families navigate all the issues they faced with international moves and the education and successful transitions of their children. I never would have wanted to leave that position, but when my husband received an ambassadorial appointment to Oman (our second tour here), I packed up once again and moved overseas. ..."
"...I am working from my home office here in Oman and have clients in various countries around the world. My portfolio includes choosing an international school, boarding schools, working with children with learning differences as well as those who are gifted and talented (and many times children are both), transition and TCK [third culture kids] issues, and lastly, one-on-one counselling for students who want help with the complex college admissions process for American universities. I have done site visits on almost 250 American boarding schools and universities in the States and Europe, so my advice carries the weight of ..."

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"...transitions involving career changes and physical relocations can often have an impact you weren’t expecting. Uninformed and unrealistic expectations are one of our greatest sources of discontent. Manage your expectations appropriately. For example, don’t assume your transition to another culture will be easy. Anticipate challenges and even temporary setbacks. The better you prepare beforehand the more easily you’ll make the move into your new environment. When I (Colleen) moved to the Netherlands a friend told me that studies say it takes seven years to become fluent ..."
"...Access the support of your friends, family and new acquaintances to help you make sense of the transition you are going through. A UK study publicised in 2005 in the Calgary Herald noted that with eighteen friends people are able to successfully negotiate change and transition. Here ‘friends’ can range from people you have recently met to those you have known for a very long time. This ..."
"...innovative ideas is talking informally with other people. If your own thinking hits a brick wall, get together with some people to brainstorm ideas. If you haven’t already done so as suggested in Chapter 2 — Find Your Passion, form your own group of people who are also in transition and share ideas with each other. One key purpose of these groups is to extrapolate possibilities from your known interests and talents. Often it is easier to help another than it is to figure it out for yourself. Someone else may be able to provide the needed trigger to ..."
"...which ironically can sometimes last longer than one would expect. This can tide you over while you continue researching options or prepare for a longer term work opportunity to arise. These temporary contracts can be a source of fulfilment and continuation of your professional identity during a time of transition. ..."
"...‘Service work, like volunteering a few hours a week at a children’s hospital or just helping someone in need, is much more important to our mental health than we think,’ reports Dr Kirsten Thogersen, a psychotherapist based in Beijing. ‘One of the reasons people in transition often suffer is because they feel disconnected from their surroundings. To be connected with someone else, by giving them some of your time and energy, is the best possible protection against depression and other psychological reactions experienced by those living outside their passport country or place of origin.’ ..."

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Chapter 5: Networking
"...transition an article that appeals to you in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, blog or website, ask the editor to connect you with the author or search for them online yourself. The editor will be delighted to get some feedback and know the articles are of interest. Magazines such as transitions ..."
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"... issues. It did pique Dave’s interest enough for him to say: ‘Oh! What sort of books?’ ‘Living abroad, mainly. Stuff like transition, portable careers, identity, Third Culture Kids...” ‘Third Culture Kids? What’s that?’ … and so on. You see. The best kind of elevator ..."

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"... established for yourself. This is essential for maintaining your energy and pacing yourself well. Read more about staying positive and dealing with transition in Chapter 8 — For the Journey. Finding out about opportunities There are many ways to find out what career opportunities are ..."
"...Perhaps a volunteer opportunity fits best at this time. In addition to contacting local charities or learning if your local community has a voluntary work information centre, you can find out about voluntary positions at www.workingabroad.com which is an information portal for environmental and humanitarian voluntary projects. The www.transitionsabroad.com website also has information about voluntary opportunities. Because these can lead to other (paid) work, don’t disregard something voluntary which grabs your interest and looks like a good option to get you started. ..."
"...targeted portfolio can be used to prepare examples to talk about during an interview; to literally show examples of the quality of work you are capable of performing and to substantiate the claims of the CV. It can also be used as a tool to support career and life transitions. ..."
"...Compiling a professional portfolio is a rewarding exercise. It re-acquaints you with your own strengths and achievements and renews your confidence and self-esteem. This is especially helpful when going through a major career and life transition. I (Colleen) found by reviewing the accomplishments and activities preserved in my portfolio I was reminded of my passion and what I was capable of before I moved to a new country and had to learn a new language. It gave me the motivation to make one more networking ..."

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"...‘We had been running an After-School Tuition Centre in the UK for some years and due to a deep personal interest in living in Egypt decided to look at starting a similar project there, primarily aimed at expat families struggling with transitioning to a foreign country with their children. Before even beginning to set up the business however it was vital to analyse what had made the UK enterprise a success, and to evaluate whether the same key aspects would deliver the same results in an entirely different environment. ..."
"...When transitioning to a new location and looking for opportunities, it’s important to use your time management skills. You are faced with days and weeks that seem wide open and you can fill any way you choose. This is the gift you long for when your agenda is full and ..."
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"... with your personal and professional goals. 3. Recognise a transition takes energy and you may not get as much done as you are used to: set realistic goals as to how much you can accomplish and include breaks, treats and rewards for yourself. 4. Eat meals on time and at the table (not in ..."
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"... In your diary, online agenda or other scheduler, you’ll want to map out your days and weeks very carefully, with adequate time allowed to transition from the business to the personal and to get from appointment to appointment. Remember: You cannot fill every blank space with an activity. ..."
"...‘working’ you and the ‘at home’ you, with some transition time in the car or train to change roles. In the home-based business, you have to work harder to delineate and differentiate these roles — but it can be done and the work/life balance can be significantly enhanced. So it’s important to create a working environment for yourself that ..."

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Chapter 8: For the Journey
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"... ideas. It is a time for you to discover your ability to add value to your environment and those around you.’ Ogbah Sokoh, Nigeria Change and transition William Bridges, an organisational psychologist who has studied and written on how people react to change, differentiates between ..."
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"... William Bridges, an organisational psychologist who has studied and written on how people react to change, differentiates between change and transition. Change consists of external events, while transition is the set of internal processes we go through in adjusting to change. THE ..."
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"... Change consists of external events, while transition is the set of internal processes we go through in adjusting to change. THE transition PROCESS Bridges observes that most people react to change by making an inner transition of three distinct stages — Endings, a Neutral Zone ..."
"...Bridges observes that most people react to change by making an inner transition of three distinct stages — Endings, a Neutral Zone and New Beginnings. In other words, a transition starts with an ending and ends with a new beginning. People achieve successful transitions when they adjust to change through the healthy navigation of each of these three transition stages. When ..."
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"... in a meaningful way. The neutral zone This period occupies the middle stage of transition; it begins with the departure from the old home and extends into the initial period of resettlement. Its duration varies anywhere from one to several months. The Neutral Zone is often marked by a ..."
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"... they move towards the future with hope and a sense of adventure. Think of a transition you have gone through in the past five years that you would say is ‘behind you’. Answer the following questions about this transition. 1. How did you feel when things ended? 2. How did you feel in ..."
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"... was in sight and identified? 3. How did you feel when you had found the new beginning? 4. What insights from that transition could you apply to help you be successful in your current transition? ‘Not having any work in the first eight months after moving to Beijing with my family was ..."
"...Studies are showing one of the keys to successfully dealing with change and transition, as well as life’s other challenges, is something called resilience. We have mentioned it several times throughout this book as a key skill for your career development. What do you do when Plan A doesn’t come together? When your computer dies with your masterpiece business plan or CV unsaved? ..."
"...transitionended a workshop by Duncan at the 2011 Families in Global transition conference on the subject of resilience and did the exercises he gave us. As a result, I discovered that my own resilience tactic was to allow myself not to be perfect. As a writer and editor, I know ..."
"...often forget or don’t realise we have coping resources. Matheny and McCarthy, authors of Write Your Own Prescription for Stress (2000), suggest making a list of possible coping strategies you have used in the past or intend to use in the future. The exercise you just did on transition should have reminded you of some of the coping resources you have used in the past. Then you just have to remember to put them into practice. You possess many skills and resources. Recall past successes and visualise yourself coping. Build your confidence by spending time making an inventory ..."
"...‘I worked with a coach who successfully helped me to make the transition from working for corporate companies to starting my own business. His talents and expertise were just what I needed to transform my skills. His coaching and programs helped me to gain confidence to go out to start networking, presenting myself in a successful way and get more visibility. I ..."

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