Leveraging Your International Experience Upon Return

12/19/2013

How do you make this a reality? Draw upon your overseas experience and ask yourself: What did I learn about my own competencies, problem-solving skills and managing adversity? Be proactive and creative in seeking ways to utilize your knowledge and skills. Learn to evaluate and build on your experiences so that what you gained during your overseas assignment becomes an integral part of the next phase of your life and career.

No matter how challenging repatriation is, I believe it is worth it. Nothing can replace the expat experiences gained on both the personal and professional level. You never really come home to the same place you left, as your home has changed and you have changed during the assignment. Leverage your unique experiences for both personal and professional success.

Diane McGreal