Learning to Network in a New City

The last time I had a sales job, I had regular nightmares about failing at achieving 'targets'. That was almost nine years ago but I still remember the exhausting feeling. I hated networking. I hated going to work and trying to sell insurance to customers. But it was my first job after college while I …

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What do people who thrive overseas have in common?

My father says you remember the smell of your country no matter where you are but only recognize it when you're far away. ― Aglaja Veteranyi, Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht I am putting this book in my to-read list because my dad often quotes a similar phrase in Bengali. Homesickness has ruined …

My struggles with depression while living overseas

It has been a few months since we moved back home and I wanted to share this for the benefit of those who might have similar struggles. My husband and I were married for a few months when we decided to live overseas. It was a decision motivated by the charm of adventure. When the …

Questions you should be asking during your first overseas “check-out” trip

Visiting a place before moving there for long term is a great idea because it can prepare your mind and help you make moving decisions. Setting some strategies can help you make this “check-out” trip more worthwhile. Whether you are someone, who enjoys just going with the flow or someone who needs it all chalked …

Apps that make staying connected between countries easier

It has never been easier to stay in touch with people in different countries. Messaging apps have made it possible for us to stay in constant contact, not just through texts but videos and voice messages. Here are some of the most reliable messaging apps. Whatsapp is currently the leading messaging app in the world …

What to expect during a career change

Sometimes moving overseas is accompanied by a shift in career paths. Are you ready for a career change? This article is not meant to discourage you but presents the harsher side of career changes so that you can prepare and persevere through them. Career change is one of those things that could work out great …

How to bargain when shopping at markets – tips that really work

Shopping at flea markets and wholesale markets require more skills than shopping at malls and 'fixed price' stores. These shopping experiences also add to the joy of shopping, especially if you enjoy shopping. I learnt a lot of bargaining tips from my aunt, who is an expert! To make the most of markets around the world, …

Which genre of books to pack when you’re moving overseas

If you were to live overseas for a year or two, which book(s) would you take with you? The Overseas Magazine asked readers to contribute a few book ideas for the #favtravelbook campaign on Facebook and a few readers participated. So instead of listing all the books, here are some guiding points: Books that remind …

Tips for Overseas Living – What about the orphans?

I can still picture her clearly in my mind. She looked about eight years old, and was lying asleep on the broken sidewalk. A begging bowl was by her hands, and her tattered dress was wrinkled and wadded up around her waist. Her panties were visible to anybody walking by. I glanced around, and didn’t …