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How to write and self-publish your book

On Tuesday 12th February 2019, I eventually released my labour of love… My first book! It is called, “How to Be an Empowered Expat Teacher: Personally, Professionally, and Financially.” Click here to find it on Amazon! It has been one of the best things I've ever done. Publishing a book means I can help future [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:21:37+00:00December 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Want to become a governess/ governor?

Today we speak to James Alger, founder of www.jobsinchildcare.com.  James graduated from the Modern Languages department of the University of Leeds, and has 10 years’ experience working with VIP families as a governor. Can you describe the job of a governor or governess? Governors and governesses are principally employed in a language teaching [...]

By |2020-12-01T02:43:51+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What’s it like to move from the Gulf to Asia as an expat teacher?

Today's guest post is from Amy French, who taught in Qatar and then moved to Vietnam to work- two very different places! In this blog, she describes her experiences in both places and lists the biggest differences between life as an expat teacher in Qatar and in Vietnam. You can connect with Amy on [...]

By |2020-11-09T15:15:41+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How is a supporting statement different to a cover letter?

When you apply to a teaching job abroad, generally a supporting statement or a cover letter is requested in addition to your CV or job application. However, a member recently got in touch to say that they have been asked for both a supporting statement AND a cover letter when applying to certain schools. [...]

By |2020-10-29T02:40:21+00:00October 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

7 Signs an International School is a Good Place to Work

This guest post is written by Ron Rosenow, the founder of the internationalschoolcommunity.com website, the leading community of international school professionals. There are many reasons why people want to leave their home country and explore the world of working at international schools. They are: love, career, money, travel, weather, location, etc. But regardless [...]

By |2020-12-16T15:43:37+00:00October 15th, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

5 things you should and shouldn’t do with your pay packet!

1. Buy yourself something for your place each month you get paid rather than maxing out your credit card purchasing everything in one go! Do not forget to check out second hand FB groups too! 2. Buy a copy of Millionaire Expat by Andrew Hallam. I first heard about investing as an expat back [...]

By |2020-10-16T10:45:28+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How to earn money with a blog

I set up this blog about 5 years ago and it was one of the best things I've ever done. Blogging and publishing blog posts / articles regularly means I can combine my passions (helping people when they apply to teach abroad) and my expertise (crafting appealing CVs and cover letters). Follow my advice below [...]

By |2021-01-17T01:51:18+00:00September 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How to buy designer handbags and watches while still saving lots of money….

This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy. As expats, we work very hard, often harder than we would in our own country! Our hours are long and we seem to be reachable 24 hours of the day. Yes, we are lucky because our salaries may be higher than those at [...]

By |2020-07-28T08:27:45+00:00June 28th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

5 reasons why you should declutter every year!

In case you didn't already guess, I am currently in the middle of my own declutter! This is because I move apartments in Dubai every year to get the best rental deal I can find. I tend to do a 10 month all-inclusive (furnished all bills included) deal from September to June and then I usually [...]

By |2020-06-28T07:21:47+00:00June 28th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments
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