Expats are not tourists and should not think of themselves as tourists. Locals should not regard them as tourists either. However, very often, expats tend to gravitate towards other expats creating an international subculture and confining themselves to their bubble.
We are expats ourselves, and know all about it! Do you want to know more about how to step out of your ‘expat’ bubble in Eindhoven? Make sure you attend our presentation.
Stepping out of the expat zone may well be your single most effective strategy in overcoming professional obstacles when in a new country. We’ve been on that road, and will share practical advice, as well as tips, tricks that have helped us and many in the Expat Spouses Initiative community.
The session will help you identify your own bubble – what is limiting you in your career? – help you step outside, reach out locally – how can you build a professional network in Eindhoven? how can you make meaningful connections with companies and peers, who will create opportunities and open doors for you? and finally connect and make the most out of those opportunities.
We will also share information about Expat Spouses Initiative’s, very successful PEPs (Professional Empowerment Programs). Whether you are an ambitions job-seeker or entrepreneur, PEP is a great way to start or re-start your career in the Netherlands. It’s a valuable opportunity to connect with people, learn new things, and realize your ambition. As PEP alumni often say, it’s works as a definite tipping point in local job search. You’ll get to know everything about PEPs and open PEP teams that are looking for new team members – it maybe the tipping point in your career as well.