International Experiences

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What was your first work abroad experience like?

It’s interesting to go through someone’s stories and experiences, in turn letting us reflect on our own lives. As mid and senior level professionals, at times, foreign movements can be quite challenging- considering how set we are in our usual ways of work and life. At Vantage Point, some of the conversations with professionals who have experienced foreign working conditions and have had extended work abroad stints always make us wonder.

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Expat learning: be German by doing

We have covered personal experiences of senior professionals getting to International work environments and all of them have stressed on the importance of adapting to new cultures when in a new location. Many senior professionals tend to get to the US and Germany – these being the top two big destinations for expats and senior professionals currently.

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Diversity in Germany: it has a lot to do with the politics!

When Sam Mendes made the American Beauty, in the academy awards that year it was heavily nominated (of course!). Someone in the ceremony said, ‘the best movies about America are made by non-Americans’. This could be transported to other cultures too, in the sense that someone from outside is able to present a critique in a much more stark light. With the increasing diversity in Germany, the workforce has an ever increasing push of new cultures.

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