¿Qué es un Expatriado?

Existen múltiples definiciones del término Expatriado. En el lenguaje común se habla de un Expatriado (Wikipedia) como una persona que está residiendo en un país distinto de su país de origen. Desde una perspectiva más técnica, en la práctica habitual del mercado laboral se suele entender este concepto de una forma más restringida:

La Expatriación es un traslado internacional temporal con compromiso de retorno al país de origen, que se incentiva con ciertas compensaciones y ayudas temporales durante el tiempo que dura la asignación.

Las Expatriaciones suelen tener un horizonte temporal de entre 1 y 5 años. Este concepto se distingue de las asignaciones a corto plazo que suelen ser por un periodo inferior al año (aunque luego se puedan prolongar) y de los traslados permanentes.

Viking Rules to Build a Successful Career

Everyone has a place in the labour market. 

Nevertheless, sometimes, specially when we face difficulties in our way, we perceive our place is hard to find. 

These guidelines are mainly aimed at recently graduated students who look for their first job. 

I have named these rules as "Viking" as they remind me of the attitude of these brave Scandinavians.

The rules include both personal and professional aspects, and short & long term actions. Naturally, these rules apply equally to men and women. 

The Viking Rules to Build a Successful Career can be summarized in 5 points:

A) Get to know yourself
B) Understand what the market needs
C) Invest continuously in training
D) Act as a Viking
E) Last, but not least, enjoy the journey.

Two strong women: Pippi Longstocking & Astrid Lindgren

A new book has been published about the famous Swedish writer, Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), who gained worldwide recognition for her infant books and specially for creating the character of Pipi Longstocking. You can purchase it at Amazon - Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking.  As Nicci Gerrard describes in the Book review, she had an eventful life. When she was 18, she was a single mother working in Stockholm far away from his son Lars. She had some difficult years. Then she became a very successfull writer and her tax bill one year was above 100% of her income.

She is a source of inspiration for Women in the fight for gender equality

Astrid comes from VImmerby, a small town in a region of Sweden called Småland, where I have spent a lot of time during my childhood. I have always enjoyed her stories and the environment she recreates in her books.