Author Archives: Angie Weinberger

The Ultimate Holiday Reading List for Expats to Reinvent Themselves


This time of the year usually feels very quiet but this year it almost feels as if time came to a halt. We (our team) thought about ways to inspire you and we came up with this compilation of books. Here is a compilation of our 12 best books to read from our team to all those who are looking for inspiration on how to change their lives for the better. NOTE: The inclusion of Amazon links for each book should help you make your purchase as easy as possible, though we would recommend you order through a local bookstore to support the local community. I’ve mentioned my bookstore at the end of the list. The books are in no […]

Four Key Tips to Handle Your Repatriation

Culture Show

In the interview below we cover four key tips for your repatriation or your next transition. 1 – Repatriating Your Role – You own your career and your brand Maintain a Repatriation Plan with your Employer Regular “home leave” where you network with your previous colleagues and meet your sponsor and other important influencers, and key decision-makers. Think about alternative roles you could do with your expat experience, start your own business Update your CV and LinkedIn profile and add your transferable skills 2- Expect Re-Entry Shock – It’s not all milk and chocolate Reading the news and keeping up with the latest trends in the country before you repatriate Keep relationships up and return “home” regularly. Psychological contract: Consider […]

Get the Recruiter’s Attention with a Swiss Cover Letter

We teach you everything about the Swiss Job Market including Swiss Cover Letter writing

Get the Recruiter’s Attention with a Swiss Cover Letter You might be in a position right now where either you are worried about losing your job, or you are already looking for a new job. Maybe you have even been looking for a while already. Perhaps you feel it’s time to update your resume and your job-searching skills, just in case. Anyhow, I thought you could use this reminder from my older publication, “The Global Career Workbook,” on how to get a Swiss recruiter’s attention. The Global Career Workbook Cover letter writing is an art. With modern technology, applicants often do not see the need to write a cover letter these days, but in my opinion, it is the most […]

The Post-Holiday Blues – Five Steps to Snap out of it

A New Year with a New Way of Starting it.

Have you returned from your Christmas holiday full of new spirit and New Year’s resolutions and do you already feel a shift in energy as days are getting a bit longer and there is more sunlight. My plants outside thought it was spring already and I did not dare to tell them yet that winter is coming back. I remember the slight optimism of last January when I was hoping for a “back to normal” and only six weeks later the world was in turmoil again.  This year I made a change and started the New Year in South India at 30 degrees Celsius and with an amazing vacation that feels like a trip to paradise. And while it’s cold […]

Can I get Nutcracker Relief

Do you feel like the nutcracker sometimes?

Recently I went to the ballet. They showed Nutcracker and Mouseking. If you know the story of the nutcracker you might be able to relate to his feeling. He is a prince trapped in a wooden statue. Maybe you feel more like “Aschenbroedel”? A princess trapped in a gray suit who sorts out the beans or the dollars on a spreadsheet. You are well-traveled and fascinated by traveling outside the shores of your country. You are presumed to have the same bubbly experience as an expat sent on an international assignment to another country. You thought your experience would be like the adventure that you had on your previous vacation trips. Your first day in the foreign land was laden […]