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Employment

Interview With Alan Bentley, MD International Personnel Management Ltd

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:18:45)
Alan Bentley

Alan, please can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined International Personnel Management Ltd?

My career has focused on financial services and travel. I have experience in all aspects of Human Resources at a senior level, including international and executive compensation for local nationals, expatriates and third country nationals with HSBC and Thomas Cook.

What services does International Personnel Management Ltd offer?

IPM Ltd specialises in handling overseas staff placements for companies.   more ...

Employment

Interview With Marlon Atreides, Oil & Gas Sector Manager, Randstad MENA

Posted on Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:22:29)
Marlon Atreides

Marlon, please tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Originally from Manchester in the UK, I moved to the Middle East, specifically Dubai, in March 2014 to become the Power & Energy Sector Manager for Randstad MENA. I am an NLP master practitioner with 10 years’ experience working for multinational executive consultancies. I have been fortunate to travel to many worldwide locations and get exposure to clients’ assets and operations.   more ...

Employment

Interview With Padraig O'Sullivan, Managing Partner, O'Sullivan Field

Posted on Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:19:46)
Padraig O'Sullivan

Padraig, tell us a bit about yourself. What’s your background, and how did you come to set up O’Sullivan Field?

I was born in Ireland, lived in London for four years, in South Kensington and then up in Golders Green. Then I went and worked in Australia in 1996 and that was kind of the end point of a fifty-year plan. When I was about seven I decided I wanted to go to Australia; I got there and I’ve been there since.   more ...

Employment

10 Really Useful Websites For Expat Jobseekers

Posted on Wednesday November 04, 2015 (17:21:50)
Image © Gaia Saviotti on Flickr

Looking for a job can be quite a challenging & lengthy process. Connecting with the right people is probably as important as preparing for and clearing the various selection rounds. The first step for any job seeker is getting the right organizations to notice them. You need to prepare a good, up-to-date résumé and send it out to as many potential employers as possible.   more ...

Employment

International Employment - A Short Primer For New Expats

Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015 (05:45:01)
Working abroad - challenge or opportunity?

During our more intrepid moments, haven't we all yearned for the excitement that distant shores have to offer?

The prospect of international employment clearly still attracts vast interest and huge numbers of people - some transferring overseas for their current employer, taking on the challenge to demonstrate their loyalty and commitment, viewing the experience as a means to climb the career ladder. Others may simply want to travel, see new and exotic places, immerse themselves in different cultures - for these individuals, taking up overseas posts can provide just such an opportunity.   more ...

Employment

A Portable Career, Teaching English Abroad

Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2012 (15:05:09)
Angela Williams

by Angela Williams

It was with a mixture of anxiety and excitement that I started my first day on the CELTA course at the British Language Training Centre in Amsterdam. CELTA, which stands for Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, is one of the foremost initial qualifications for English Language teachers. I am not a particularly gregarious person, in fact I’m quite shy so I was horrified when I heard that we would actually start teaching on the first day of the course!

Fortunately, the group of guinea-pig students was very small and they were an easygoing bunch. After my heart had stopped beating at the rate of a galloping racehorse’s, I discovered I had an ability to build rapport with students, and that teaching can be enjoyable! Whether they learned much from me on the first day is debatable but at least the ice was broken.   more ...

Employment

Top Tips For Finding A Job Abroad

Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2012 (18:43:32)


Courtesy of Britannia Movers International

Unless you are moving abroad to retire or study, the success of your international move can depend on your ability to secure a suitable job, in order to maintain your financial stability and to be able to fulfil your career goals. Landing a job after moving abroad will generally be more difficult than securing a job in your home country and you’ll be expected to research and understand linguistic and cultural differences and the job market in your destination country.

1. Do research on the job market abroad
Once you already know destination country, it’s time to start doing research on the job market abroad. Find out about the jobs that the country might have a shortage of potential employees for, find out if your qualifications make you eligible for potential jobs, and look around for jobs in your employment sector.   more ...

Employment

Megan Fitzgerald, founder of Career by Choice

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (22:47:33)
Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Fitzgerald is an Expat Career & Personal Branding Coach and founder & CEO of Career By Choice


Megan, can you tell us a bit about your background prior to founding Career by Choice? What made you decide to start your own business and what services do you offer?

Ever since I was in high school I had a passion for exploring other countries and cultures. That passion translated into a bachelors degree in International Relations, living, studying and working in Paris, and a job designing professional and business training programs for entrepreneurs from developing and transitional countries on 4 continents. My career in international education and training continued for many years until I returned to school get my Masters Degree in Multimedia Communications. While pursuing this degree I worked for the university career center running their local and international job fairs and their recruiting and employer relations programs. This is what gave me my first taste of formal career development methodology. After my degree I continued to work for international organizations doing professional and organizational development work. Upon moving to London I continued doing professional, organizational and business development work on a consulting basis. I have been fortunate that my work before and after my Masters degree has allowed me to work with professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations in many countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

It was when my husband and I decided to move to Rome that I realized I would have some real hurdles to overcome professionally. I did not speak Italian, had no network in Italy to speak of, and I was sure that securing a work visa in Italy was not going to be easy. It was then that I decided I wanted to start my own portable business.   more ...

Employment

Alan Bentley, MD International Personnel Management Ltd

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (20:34:40)
Alan Bentley

Alan, please can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined International Personnel Management Ltd?

My career has focused on financial services and travel. I have experience in all aspects of Human Resources at a senior level, including international and executive compensation for local nationals, expatriates and third country nationals with HSBC and Thomas Cook.


What services does International Personnel Management Ltd offer?

IPM Ltd specialises in handling overseas staff placements for companies. That means sorting all the ‘red tape’ associated with, salary packages, home and host country tax and social security, cost of living, visas/work permits, accommodation, and schooling. We do all that is required to ensure a successful outcome for both employer and employee. We handle the movement of staff for multi-national companies as well as smaller businesses that need to project manage one-off overseas contracts. We will ensure that you are compliant in all aspects of home and host country tax and social security as well as immigration. We are currently managing international assignments in more than 50 home and 60 host countries around the world.   more ...



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