The New American Expat: Thriving and Surviving Overseas in the Post-9/11 World

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Intercultural Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
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People are taking jobs abroad more than ever, yet overseas employment has never been more complicated or risky. New markets and new opportunities draw professionals overseas, even as the world as we understand it continues to change. For no one is this change more striking than the American expatriate. Faced with shifting and sometimes hostile attitudes, Americans can no longer relocate expecting a warm welcome and an easy transition. Without the proper tools and preparation, working overseas can be an overwhelming proposition. The New American Expat: Thriving and Surviving Overseas in the Post-9/11 World is an essential guide that shows Americans how to be safe and secure, as well as successful, in their overseas assignments. The New American Expat provides a clear plan for thriving in the experience, with tips on how to find a job, negotiate a compensation package and set up a new home base. In addition, this is the only book to address how to be a "good American" while living and working abroad, highlighting the fact that we are all ambassadors for our culture and home countries.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Finding Your Job Overseas
25
Negotiating Your Compensation Package
51
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

William Russell Melton has more than twenty-five years experience specializing in international business, both as an international lawyer and executive manager. During this period, he has lived and worked in seven different countries-the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, and Bahrain-and has served both as International General Counsel for U.S. corporations and as the Managing Director for operations based in these countries. His experiences includes setting up new operations in more than twenty countries, recruiting and managers distributors and other partners globally, and restructuring and turning around under-performing foreign operations. The companies he has worked for have ranged from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and the thus understands the special issues faced by both small and large business in the international business arena.

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