|Jo Parfitt is the author of many books and other writings on the subject of expatriate and trailing spouse issues. Some of her titles include; Expat Entrepreneur, Expat Writer, Find your Passion and the very popular Career in your Suitcase. Jo has just completed the third edition of Career in you Suitcase which she describes as a complete re-write including interviews with new contacts and lots of new information.||
Listen to an interview with Jo Parfitt by Jeff Porter, The Ausmerican about Jo’s third editition of the popular expat’ reference; Career in your Suitcase.
The Trailing Spouse Network talkcast on June 5th features an interview with Jo where we talk about the book. She sets the scene by describing her experience as a trailing spouse in five countries and her ever changing career direction, making the most of situations and exploring opportunities.
We talk about what she describes as “Finding your Passion”, looking inward to find what you like to do and are good at and looking outward to exploit those interests and skills.
Networking, both face-to-face and via the internet is another common and important theme covered by Jo. She stresses the importance of building local as well as global networks.
Getting a “real job” as distinct from taking the freelance or small business approach is covered in detail in the book and touched on in the interview along with isolation issues working from home, coping with change and many other useful tips, real life examples and some great business ideas for would be, or old hands at the expat and trailing spouse experience.
I highly recommend Career in your Suitcase to anyone that is considering or needs to establish a portable career. While you are waiting for your book to arrive, have a listen or download the interview at: www.talkshoe.com
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Music for this talkcast is ‘Down in the City’, by Giovanni Ziccardi’s FATHER DEMO. Giovanni is from Milan, Italy. Check out the Father Demo project at: http://www.fatherdemo.net
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