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Exclusive Switzerland top of the rest for expat wages and career progression

Exclusive Switzerland top of the rest for expat wages and career progression
Switzerland may well be the favoured destination for expat lifestyles and career progression, but are its doors shut to all but the financial elite? The latest Expat Explorer survey featured the cold, small but fantastically wealthy country as this year’s expats’ favourite number one destination, but just how many aspiring...

How to make the move overseas a success for the entire family

How to make the move overseas a success for the entire family
Even for adults, uprooting and starting a new life in a strange land can be daunting, but for children it’s a mix of anxiety and excitement. When you’re planning a career-oriented reassignment overseas, it’s inevitable your kids won’t have a say in the decision, but keeping them in the loop will ensure the move has a positive...

Advice for female expats heading for Japan

Advice for female expats heading for Japan
Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries on many different levels, especially if you’re a female expat looking to stay for a good while. The transition from the Western world to anywhere in Asia can be more than the challenge of relocating within Europe, and it’s not just the language, it’s the totally different...

Expat bankers no longer flavour of the month in Hong Kong

Expat bankers no longer flavour of the month in Hong Kong
Expat bankers in Hong Kong are having a hard time finding new jobs. The Hong Kong dream seems to be fading for many expat bankers who’ve recently been laid off and are having problems finding new positions. For decades, Hong Kong was the destination of a lifetime for those good and lucky enough to get plum positions with global...

Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?

Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?
Good things often come in small packages, with Luxembourg as an expat destination the perfect example. One of the smallest, if not the smallest country on earth, Luxembourg is well worth discovering if you value quality of life and safety and security. It’s a fascinating mix of the historic and the ultra-modern, both in its architecture...

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals
For millennials, expat start-ups are all about entrepreneurial efforts to come up with new, winning ideas. A sense of adventure, the expat vibe and the entrepreneurial spirit are all necessary equipment for success nowadays. Risk-taking is the norm, and many would-be business owners now prefer to found their businesses outside their...

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven
Retirement overseas isn’t the best choice for every would-be expat, but how do you decide whether it's right for you? Saving for an eventual retirement is an excellent idea, as long as you’re careful about the advice you receive, but the actual decision as to where to spend your leisure years is based on more than financial...

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond
Western expats are now relocating to Vietnam from other Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam’s recently-acquired reputation as a stable, safe country for expatriates has resulted in a rush of expats from former neighbouring expat hubs. Many of the new arrivals are from Thailand, due to growing uncertainty as regards their status as...

Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression

Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression
Spain has a great deal going for it as a destination for expat retirees, but isn’t the best choice for career oriented expatriate professionals. In many surveys over the years, Spain has been praised for its welcome to British expats arriving to enjoy its warm climate and laid back lifestyle. The country still scores regularly for...

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas
Expat professionals under the age of 35 gain more from taking an overseas job than any other age group. According to a recent study, younger expat professionals taking a job overseas would be rewarded by a 35 per cent salary hike, a higher percentage rate than that offered to expats in any other age group. The move will also improve...