How to identify a family friendly employer?

If you are looking for a new job and have family and kids, these suggestions might be really interesting for you. Click here and find out more about how to identify a family friendly employer. Further to the ideas discussed in the article, I would also suggest to visit the site Kununu, where you willContinue reading “How to identify a family friendly employer?”

Cost of Living

Have you ever wondered what is the cost of living in different cities in the world? There is a good site to evaluate it called Numbeo, which is the world’s largest cost of living database and compares it around the world with structured data and indices. Numbeo’s main characteristics: provides many free information about consumerContinue reading “Cost of Living”

UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index

This index analyses residential property prices in 25 major cities around the world. In the 2020 edition, the major points are the housing markets of some of the cities on the list, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and its potential long-term adverse effects on urban housing. The bubble risk is elevated in Toronto, HongContinue reading “UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index”

Cultural differences you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part two

Columnist: Lucas Migray If you would like to read the part one of this series, please go ahead and click here. Today we would like to take another look at the topic of culture, namely we will look again at some cultural differences that play a major role in success in another cultural area, thisContinue reading “Cultural differences you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part two”

Cultural aspects that you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part one

Columnist: Lucas Migray The world is shaped by different cultures, and in a globalized world like ours, you need to have certain intercultural skills to work successfully abroad. There are many studies that have tried to classify cultures. Today we take a look at some cultural dimensions according to an American anthropologist, Edward T. Hall.Continue reading “Cultural aspects that you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part one”

Skills needed in a post pandemic world

Data literacy: be able to evaluate data and extract value out of it. Critical thinking: be able to find valuable and trustworthy information. Technology savvy: keep track to new technologies to be able to use them as needed. Adaptability and flexibility: always be ready to learn and change things if necessary. Creativity: be ready toContinue reading “Skills needed in a post pandemic world”

As always: little time, much to learn!

Time flies and everybody has a common challenge: we have a lot to learn, but always little time! A simple matrix can be keen to decide on where to put your efforts: Combine time and utility, and you get a simple 2×2 matrix with four quadrants: High utility, low time-to-learn: learn it right now! HighContinue reading “As always: little time, much to learn!”

The importance of the German language in German-speaking Europe

Authors: Lucas Migray / Sandra Santos The countries in the German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) are known for the fact that their inhabitants have good English skills. In fact, as a tourist you can get well around speaking only English. But what about the world of work? Today’s post is based on the experienceContinue reading “The importance of the German language in German-speaking Europe”

Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?

by Lucas Migray – columnist Last week I already talked about the best cities to live and work. But good job opportunities are not everything. Quality of life in a city also plays an important role in the decision to accept a job offer or not.  In the past, life in big cities was notContinue reading “Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?”