EXPAT CAREER MAKEOVER – INSPIRING CASE STUDIES:
Expat career makeover is not easy.
Yet if you set your mind to it and you are ready to do the hard work... commit to (re)defining and (re)discovering your passions, purpose and strengths... you CAN, very much so, REINVENT yourself and thrive overseas.

Here are some incredibly inspiring case studies of expat career makeover and transformation:
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From Consulting to Non-Profit
"What scared you about this massive career shift? The loss of financial independence. The loss in recognition because my worth as a person up to date had been defined by my professional experience. Moving from a position of "success" with well defined parameters of evaluation to uncertainty and where return on investments is almost impossible to measure in full."
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From Photographer to Private School Teacher
"I spent 3 years in Paris exploring different interests and potential career changes... Just start in some kind of direction focusing on what you love doing. Even if you don't think it'll be financially lucrative at the start. " Read her full story
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From Retail to Restaurateur
"After eighteen years of steadily climbing the corporate ladder, I realized that, due to too much travel and stress, there wasn’t enough balance in my life. I intentionally left that career and took a significantly lower position in a high profile company which afforded a much better work/life balance. Ultimately, the change in direction was good and there was good balance in my life; however, it was still a very corporate atmosphere and I was unfulfilled. It was time for a bigger shift!"
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From Ballet critic to Telecom & Freelance translator
" What scared you about this massive career shift? In the first instance two things scared me most: language (lack of) and my age (I was 30 when I arrived). In the second instance I was (and still am) mostly concerned about the lack of experience and very little exposure to the freelance translator market."
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From Merchandiser to Interior Design and Decoration
" Don't give up, anything is possible! Singapore is an amazing place where you can turn your passion into reality. I am more than happy to help any ladies who need help getting started as I have been through the whole process myself."
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From Economist to Freelance writer and blogger
"Changing your scenery and moving to a new country with new opportunities and new possibilities can give you the impetus to reflect on what it is you really want to do, or quite simply the chance to explore other passions, hobbies and interests. Listen to your inner voice. Don't be afraid to take a chance. As expats, this is one amazing side-benefit we can enjoy, so make full use of it! "
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From Chemical Engineer to Digital Marketing
"I spent 3 years in Paris exploring different interests and potential career changes... Just start in some kind of direction focusing on what you love doing. Even if you don't think it'll be financially lucrative at the start. "
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From Consultant to Intuitive Transformational Healer
"The things I experienced that did shape me and the path I'm on now, however, include a series of toxic and harmful relationships with men that did not benefit my soul, and a toxic workplace where I was bullied from day one by a co-worker, and attempting to be all things to all people - ultimately leading to an emotional, physical and spiritual breakdown. "
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From Litigator to Math Teacher
"Most of the fear comes from two things. The first is that I won't be able to get a full time job. Currently I am a long term substitute teacher but have not signed a contract with a school because I am a trailing spouse. "
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From Advertising to Travel Community Builder
"Change is always difficult and can be overwhelming. The way I've dealt with it is to break every new challenge into small steps. I have so many ideas that I want to bring to life that it's easy to get bogged down and feel a bit 'lost'. I like to list every task I want to achieve and then break it down further into micro actions."
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