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Interview With Padraig O'Sullivan, Managing Partner, O'Sullivan Field

Posted on Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:19:46)
Padraig O'Sullivan
Padraig, tell us a bit about yourself. What’s your background, and how did you come to set up O’Sullivan Field?

I was born in Ireland, lived in London for four years, in South Kensington and then up in Golders Green. Then I went and worked in Australia in 1996 and that was kind of the end point of a fifty-year plan. When I was about seven I decided I wanted to go to Australia; I got there and I’ve been there since.   more ...

Articles > Employment

Employment

10 Really Useful Websites For Expat Jobseekers

Posted on Wednesday November 04, 2015 (17:21:50)
Image © Gaia Saviotti on Flickr
Looking for a job can be quite a challenging & lengthy process. Connecting with the right people is probably as important as preparing for and clearing the various selection rounds. The first step for any job seeker is getting the right organizations to notice them. You need to prepare a good, up-to-date résumé and send it out to as many potential employers as possible.   more ...

Articles > Employment

Employment

International Employment - A Short Primer For New Expats

Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015 (05:45:01)
Working abroad - challenge or opportunity?
During our more intrepid moments, haven't we all yearned for the excitement that distant shores have to offer?

The prospect of international employment clearly still attracts vast interest and huge numbers of people - some transferring overseas for their current employer, taking on the challenge to demonstrate their loyalty and commitment, viewing the experience as a means to climb the career ladder. Others may simply want to travel, see new and exotic places, immerse themselves in different cultures - for these individuals, taking up overseas posts can provide just such an opportunity.   more ...

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Employment

A Portable Career, Teaching English Abroad

Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2012 (15:05:09)
Angela Williams
by Angela Williams

It was with a mixture of anxiety and excitement that I started my first day on the CELTA course at the British Language Training Centre in Amsterdam. CELTA, which stands for Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, is one of the foremost initial qualifications for English Language teachers. I am not a particularly gregarious person, in fact I’m quite shy so I was horrified when I heard that we would actually start teaching on the first day of the course!

Fortunately, the group of guinea-pig students was very small and they were an easygoing bunch. After my heart had stopped beating at the rate of a galloping racehorse’s, I discovered I had an ability to build rapport with students, and that teaching can be enjoyable! Whether they learned much from me on the first day is debatable but at least the ice was broken.   more ...

Articles > Employment

Employment

Top Tips For Finding A Job Abroad

Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2012 (18:43:32)
Courtesy of Britannia Movers International

Unless you are moving abroad to retire or study, the success of your international move can depend on your ability to secure a suitable job, in order to maintain your financial stability and to be able to fulfil your career goals. Landing a job after moving abroad will generally be more difficult than securing a job in your home country and you’ll be expected to research and understand linguistic and cultural differences and the job market in your destination country.

1. Do research on the job market abroad
Once you already know destination country, it’s time to start doing research on the job market abroad. Find out about the jobs that the country might have a shortage of potential employees for, find out if your qualifications make you eligible for potential jobs, and look around for jobs in your employment sector.   more ...