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Essential CV tips for expats chasing jobs in the Czech Republic

Essential CV tips for expats chasing jobs in the Czech Republic
For expat professionals considering a move to Prague, CVs are all important. Wherever you’re planning as your next step on the career ladder, almost all local employers across all desirable locations may well not have the same or similar requirements as regards CV content and presentation. One recruiter specialising in the Czech...

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin
Thousands of workers and billions of dollars are now heading to Dublin to avoid the worst effects of Brexit. Some 100 financial companies are now in the process of moving their staff and operations to Dublin in order to be able to continue their businesses unhampered by the effects of Brexit. On March 29, a minute before midnight, some...

Facts on expat retirement in the Philippines

  Facts on expat retirement in the Philippines
For would-be expats who’ve grown tired of just about everything in Europe, the Philippines could be the perfect answer. Retiring to another continent may be the answer for expats in Europe, should Brexit cause severe damage to the Bloc’s economy as well as to that of the UK itself. Admittedly, it’s an adventurous alternative, as...

Bangkok now 10th most expensive Asian city for expats

Bangkok now 10th most expensive Asian city for expats
Bangkok is now number 10 on the list of the most expensive Asian cities for expatriates. For the first time, the Thai capital is now featuring high on the list of the most expensive locations for expats relocating to Asia. Average rental charges have soared this year due to landlords taking advantage of a huge increase in the number of...

Sweden announces no-deal rights for British expats

Sweden announces no-deal rights for British expats
For would-be expats heading to or just arrived in Sweden, the Brexit effect may have negative effects on both lifestyles and careers. Should the UK crash out of the EU in just over two weeks’ time, Britons already living and working in Sweden will need to get their passports stamped in order to travel within the EU for one year. The...

Helpful hints for USA expats moving to the Netherlands

Helpful hints for USA expats moving to the Netherlands
For British expatriates, integrating into an unfamiliar society in Europe can be tricky, but for expats from the USA it’s possibly even harder as Europe’s cultural norms don’t quite mesh with those in the USA. A good example is a USA expat relocating to Canada, where he’ll find things aren’t that different than in his home...

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture
For incoming expats who don’t just want to socialise with their own kind, understanding Dubai is all about its fascinating culture and peoples. Dubai, world-famous as a glittering city where fortunes are made, is one of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. The city is unusual in the region for staying true to its...

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline
A major downside of expat family life in the UAE is the enormous expense of international private school education, but are providers now seeing the light? From annual swingeing increases to already extortionate fees, long waiting lists and even longer lists of extras to all the other expenses associated with private education in the UAE,...

UK Golden Visa toughened and two expat startup visas introduced

UK Golden Visa toughened and two expat startup visas introduced
UK Golden Visas are now being toughened up in order to stop ‘dirty money’ purchases. For ultra-wealthy expatriates needing the convenience of a second passport, visa-free access to a number of countries and permanent residency, Golden Visas have been the easy way out, but the net is now tightening. Recent reports of money laundering...

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products
Planning retirement finances years ahead is far too complicated for the majority of expats. Given that it’s almost impossible for most expats committed to furthering their careers to predict their financial needs when they hit 65 or so, it’s no surprise the majority put off retirement planning until much later in their lives. Another...