Working abroad: an overseas overview. By Max Williamson

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Max Williamson, director of CareersinAudit.com, says a stint working abroad can be more than a busman's hoilday. But where should you go?

It is highly unlikely in todays environment that any multinational would appoint a head of finance who hadnt proved their worth in an international environment. Far from being a busman's holiday, appointments abroad demonstrates mobility, flexibility and cultural awareness: qualities that headhunters and employers alike prioritise when making senior appointments.

However, taking an assignment outside the UK can be a risky business and needs to be considered very carefully. Extricating yourself prematurely from such a move if you or your family arent happy can be extremely difficult to achieve, and could seriously damage how you are perceived within...

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By Anonymous
04th May 2008 18:47

Training in the UK
I for one would like to work in London or on the continent. My stint in a CA firm in Buckingham was refreshing and invigorating and would have ideally loved to complete my training there. The logical thought of progression is so different from the ad hoc, impromptu way of training if we do get one here in Asia. Professionalism is a different word out here and may mean refining Guanxi skills rather than analytical ones on paper.

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07th Apr 2008 11:03

living & working abroad
I've lived in the south of france for 2.5 years and manage to run a UK Ltd Co from here. I do have to visit the UK but keep visits down to 5 days every two months now.

Most correspondence is email and online web meetings are the norm with my clients.

I don't know if I could cope with living in the UK now!

Learning the lingo is a MUST and i am amazed at how many expats here just talk in loud English and make no effort to learn the language. Quite rude I think.
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