Author Archives: Angie Weinberger

Gaining an Overview of the Swiss Job Market as a Foreigner

HireMeExpress helps you to navigate the Swiss job market.

Are you interested in working in Switzerland? The Swiss job market offers a variety of opportunities for job seekers in industries such as finance, pharmaceuticals, and technology. However, before you start your job search, it’s important to research the industries and companies that interest you, as well as the current job market trends. We understand that researching the job market can be a daunting task, especially if you’re looking for work in a new country. That’s why we offer specific resources to help you navigate the Swiss job market with confidence. By using these resources and doing your own research, you can gain a better understanding of the Swiss job market and find the right opportunities for your skills and […]

Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Expatriate Burnout and Trauma


Embarking on an expatriate journey is often portrayed as an exciting adventure, offering the promise of new experiences, cultures, and personal growth. However, beneath the surface of this exhilarating chapter in your life, lies a lesser-explored aspect – the risk of expatriate burnout and trauma. This blog post delves into the challenges faced by individuals living abroad and sheds light on the psychological toll that expatriate life can sometimes take. Expatriate burnout is a phenomenon characterized by chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to stressors while living in a foreign country. The factors contributing to burnout can be diverse, ranging from cultural adjustment and language barriers to work-related pressures and isolation. The constant need to adapt to […]

Female Expats: Concerns about Children’s Education


It’s quite possible that female Expats in Zurich, like working parents in many multicultural cities, may have considerations and concerns about their children’s bilingual education. Zurich is a diverse and cosmopolitan city where multiple languages, primarily German, French, Italian, and Romansh, are spoken. We also have a large English-speaking community. Here are some factors you might consider: Language of Instruction:    – Zurich offers a variety of schools with different language programs. You may explore schools that provide bilingual or multilingual education to ensure your children are fluent in multiple languages and you would be able to move them to other countries or back to your home country once your assignment ends. Find a good overview here: Circe of Schools:  https://circleofschools.ch/ […]

Help Your Spouse Adjust to the Host Country – Five Key Principles

Spouse Adjust

Going on an international assignment is often a relationship challenge. Even if you have already been married for a long time, moving abroad can bring out the best and worst in the relationship with your spouse and/or life partner. Gone are the days of the “expat wife” sitting in the expat country club, playing tennis or painting her fingernails at the pool while an armada of the staff was taking care of the driving, children, household, and cooking. Today, life partners and spouses are of all backgrounds and all colors. My observation is that more and more male spouses are joining female expats. We also see more same-sex couples doing assignments together. Some couples plan to have a family while […]

Managing Business Teams In Japan


Guest post by Brooke Faulkner An international assignment to Japan is one of the most rewarding achievements you could reach in business. Nothing feels better than to be wanted overseas for your talents and your accomplishments. However, most of us, unfortunately, have a habit of acting culturally unaware when we visit new places, especially if we don’t have a lot of interaction with diversity within our home country. While that’s a broad generalization, it happens enough for us individually to be aware and check ourselves before traveling overseas. I want to focus on business in Japan specifically right now because there is a lot of room to do international business with them. According to Alliance Experts, alternative energy, gaming, music, engineering, […]