VIE Speak Up / Adriana’s story of becoming an Expat Freelancer in Austria

Today, it is Adriana Liendo’s story of becoming an (Expat) Freelancer in Austria. In Adriana’s words.

Through VIE LESA’s initiative “VIE Speak Up” we aim to speak up for Dual Career(s) in Vienna. We invite expat partners and stakeholders in Austria and abroad to share their individual challenges, highs and lows, to be able to learn from each other and create a vibrant buzz for the spousal talent out there. Reach out to us, drop us a line to office@vie-lesa.org if you also want to contribute.

Diplomatic spouses of the world, unite! via The Lonely Diplomat

“Diplomatic spouses of the world, unite!” continues the conversation started by The Lonely Diplomat about how diplomats, their significant others and families balance this all-consuming job and their wish to be human and have human Connections from the perspective of a diplomatic spouse, Georgie.

If you don’t know Georgie, you certainly know the type of person she is. Everyone needs a Georgie in their lives to call them forward when they’re not living up to their potential. Every diplomatic mission either needs, or has, a Georgie in their community – be they a posted diplomat or a spouse. The Georgies of the world – and this Georgie, in particular – are those who muck in, do what needs doing and make sure that everyone is well looked after. Diplomatic missions can run on the goodwill of these diplomatic spouses who do what needs to be done to get it done.

This is Georgie’s story. In Georgie’s words.

Link: https://www.thelonelydiplomat.com/single-post/20190217/Diplomatic-spouses-of-the-world-unite 

Let’s look after all of the Georgies in our lives!

What expats can do…to bring hope to the world via Claudia Landini

What Expats Can Do (WECD) is a wonderful non-profit project by Claudia Landini (founder of Expatclic.com), Christopher O’Shaughnessy and Cristina Baldan with the goal of promoting awareness in the expat community about the skills expats have that our communities desparately need = THE POWER OF EMPATHY, the ability to create, promote and spread it!

Get the full story, mission of WECD and how to get involved by clicking:
http://whatexpatscando.com/the-story/ 
http://whatexpatscando.com/get-involved/

3 Ways To Ensure Expat Assignment Success via Employment Insider

From Randy Steinlauf‘s article “Learn From My Experience: 3 Ways To Ensure Expat Assignment Success” (click here to read the whole article)  in the Employment Insider (January 24, 2019)

…..Despite differences in industry, country, leadership expectations and local team, there are three steps companies can take to help their expats be successful and achieve a strong return on their Investment:

  1. Choose Wisely
  2. Support the Family:
    Research shows expat family adjustment issues are the leading cause of assignment failures and compromises.  We’ve all heard the maxim, “happy wife, happy life.”  A better adage for male and female expats is “happy kids & spouse, happy house.” When children have difficulty adjusting to school, a spouse misses family and friends back home or the family is unable to connect and fully engage in their new life in the host country – the challenges impact everyone.
    Unfortunately, expatriate programs are generally deficient in structured support for the family.  Needs range from practical/logistical issues such as finding housing, schools and grocery stores to understanding local cultures and managing language barriers to forging relationships with local and other expat spouses and families.  If your Human Resources team is unable to provide these services, it’s important to partner with organizations or individuals who can.
  3. Provide Coaching

Third Culture Professionals / Blog (recommendation)

Today, we want to share a a job search blog for the Expat Accompanying Partner who wants to return to work after a career break – Third Culture Professionals, Link: http://www.thirdcultureprofessionals.com/

It offers free practical job hunting and interview advice, motivation and tips from other Expat Partners and Experts. Founder Brid Doherty-Appriou has lived and worked globally as an Accompanying Partner, Expat and Executive Search Consultant.

Part of VIE LESA’s mission is sharing infos and linke which we find helpful. Drop us a line to office@vie-lesa.org if you have published or stumbling over articles, blogs, services and more on the topic of expatriation / Dual Career / Expat Partners.

3 Types of Support Relocating Spouses Need / Expat Insider 2018 | Business Edition

The recently published Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition , based on the InterNations Expat Insider survey of 18,135 respondents, looked at the types of support that working expats and their spouses receive when moving abroad. From the findings of the report, relocating spouses don’t only need more support in general, but they also require rather specific types of assistance.

Find out which support indicated a need for by clicking on the following link https://business.internations.org/insights/3-types-of-support-relocating-spouses-need

At the bottom of this link, you can also download the full report of the Expat Insider 2018  Business Edition survey report, published by InterNations Business Solutions (pdf).

How Relocating Spouses Really Feel About Life Abroad / Expat Insider 2018 | Business Edition

“The relocating spouse is a key part of the expat family structure and an important figure for employers to consider when offering relocation support. The Expat Insider Business Edition, a global report based on the Expat Insider survey of 18,135 respondents, zoomed in and discovered how they really experience life abroad.”

Want to know how relocating spouses really feel about life abroad – click on the following link to find out more https://business.internations.org/insights/this-is-how-relocating-spouses-really-feel-about-life-abroad

At the bottom of this link, you can also download the full report of the Expat Insider 2018  Business Edition survey report, published by InterNations Business Solutions (pdf).