Executive Expat Job Trends You Should Consider

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of expatriate job search, featuring Frank Therber, from Daubenspeck & Associates, LTD.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What has changed for expats in the last few years?
  • What qualities and skills make an outstanding expat executive?
  • How do most executives find expat roles and how does this search process differ from domestic roles?
  • How long is a typical expat assignment? Do companies prefer long-term commitments?
  • Are employers less likely to choose an expat candidate who needs to relocate his/her family?
  • What factors do I need to consider before working abroad?
  • Why might I want to consider an expat position at some point in my career?
  • Which countries are currently considered the best and worst places to be an expat?
  • For which types of roles are companies seeking expats?


If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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