The post “You know you’re a TCK when” has inspired me to write the version for this blog. Enjoy!
You know you’re a Millenial expat when…
- You have an app that can give timezones to multiple regions as well as currency rates in multiple countries.
- You check aforementioned app before sending a tweet / updating you Facebook status / seending an email just so that these updates happen when your friends / family are most likely checking Twitter/Facebook/email.
- The start of a move or a job search usually involves updating one’s profile in multiple social media networks including LinkedIn. Followed by announcing said move on Twitter.
- You know the value of using location hashtags on Twitter like #uk #bne #london.
- Your relatives decide to Skype chat you while eating fish and chips in the mall.
- You booked your flights / tain ticket on an app, then texted your parents saying that you’re heading overseas.
- You know about LIP.
- You have a Facebook list for ‘Home’ and/or lists sorted according to country.
- GFC crisis doesn’t really worry you that much – as long as there is fast Internet, there’s always the option to work externally, right?
- You have the details to multiple coworking spaces in different countries / cities, as well as their email / Twitter accounts in case you need to use it.
- Someone offers you an internship but you decline it, preferring the time to look for paid roles.
- “Updating your CV” when talking to the international recruitment agencies is not just a document update and may also entail updating the LinkedIn profile / profiles in other professional social networking sites / Slideshare presentation which has your CV on it / Twitter bio / ‘About Me’ blog page..
- You start researching other countries, say in 2015 or beyond, by following online commmunities and blogs with expats residing in those countries.
- You follow travel websites like Matador, Frommer’s Travel, National Geographic and travel writers on social media et for inspiration and advice.
- You know that your friends are overseas judging by their Instagram posts.
Anything else to share?
Related link: Talent Mobility in 2020