Now I’m settled, what about my career?
How do I find a job? What is my purpose in (expat) life? How do I find inspiration and satisfaction during my life abroad? What are my drives, beliefs, needs and priorities? How do I deal with loneliness and feeling homesick?
Since first arriving in your host country, things have been more difficult that you expected. As a partner to an expat it is more than likely that you have been faced with lots of every-day challenges. You have survived the ups and downs of settling in and you can be proud that you finally know your way around and your daily life has at last begun to feel normal. It is about now that another important question comes up:
WHAT ABOUT MY CAREER and MY PURPOSE IN (EXPAT) LIFE?
As an accompanying partner, you are dealing with a lot of changes in many areas of your life. Perhaps you feel you have lost your professional identity, something that is very important to you. Until now, your profession was perhaps a huge part of your purpose in life and consumed much of your time and energy.
Who am I? | What do I want? | What do I have to offer? – You are not alone. With the help of a professional career coach you will find your identity again. It is worth the investment in time and money.
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‘I can’t believe THAT!’ said Alice
‘Can’t you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. ‘Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.’
Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast’.
Chapter 5 – Wool & Water, Alice in Wonderland
- Don’t forget to take yourself with you »
- I’m proud to be European – my own European story »
- Who’s ‘business’ is the well-being of the accompanying expat partner? »
- Career Coaching helps as well »
- How to get the most out of your (new) job abroad? »
- Should I stay or should I go? »
- Mindful Outdoor Career Orientation »
- Help – a confused multilingual talent »
- Now I’m settled, what about my career? »
- Are you a good listener? »