Wish you could work remotely while travelling the world? Eager to win international clients without buying a single plane ticket?
All you need to be a remote worker is a strong internet connection, an in-demand skill set, and a good work ethic.
Business savvy and a tough skin help, too.
But how do you get started?
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If you are shy or self-conscious about your accent, email offers the perfect communication method. But there are a few mistakes that quickly reveal whether you’re a non-native English speaker.
These are not the same mistakes native English speakers make. Even a native English speaker with limited education knows these rules intuitively. In other words, these mistakes just sound wrong.
Look out for these errors while proofreading your next email.
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Von Frank Habbe
Vielen Menschen graut es allein beim Gedanken daran: Die ausstehende E-Mail auf das Angebot aus Manchester, die noch unbeantwortete Einladung des britischen Kollegen zu einem gemeinsamen Meeting oder der noch nicht fertige Bericht an den Chef in Detroit. Viele stellt die Formulierung solcher E-Mails vor große Probleme, da sie den Text in englisch verfassen müssen. Sicher fällt es den meisten etwas schwerer, in einer Fremdsprache zu kommunizieren, doch wenn Sie sich an ein paar Regeln halten, sollte Sie dies vor kein großes Problem stellen.
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We’ve all been there—at least anyone who has attempted to master a new language has. You are in a conversation with some English-speaking friends or co-workers, and you have this brilliant, well-articulated idea to express. The problem is the idea lives only in your mind…and in in your native language. You attempt to articulate it, but your verbal translation just doesn’t do your original thought justice.
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You’ve likely heard the term “Business English” several times, and each time you’ve probably wondered, “What makes Business English so different from general, “regular” English?”
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Chatting with a native English speaker is the best way to practice the language. But what if you don’t have a conversation partner? Should you just throw in the towel? Absolutely not.
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If you love idioms, you’ll get a kick out of phrasal verbs.
An idiom has a meaning you can’t figure out from the individual words. Knowing the words “hot” and “potato” won’t help you understand the idiom “hot potato” if you’ve never heard of it before.
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Most of us know the general rules of interviewing.
Bring an extra copy of your resume.
Arrive on time.
Don’t bring a drink or a friend. Definitely, don’t say anything negative about your former employer.
Other elements are a bit unclear, and even educated, experienced individuals find themselves screwing up now and again. Here are some big no-nos you should avoid before your upcoming interview, so you can land your dream job.
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Life is about priorities. It doesn’t matter how busy your day is. You still manage to brush your teeth, go to work, and eat something. You may not spend a full three minutes brushing your teeth. You may not have the best work week or eat the healthiest meals, but you make sure to squeeze in those three things.
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If you recently moved and you’re feeling lonely, it’s not just you. While the international life can be glamorous, lack of familiarity with social norms makes it difficult to find friends. Throw in a busy work schedule, and it can feel like you’ll spend the next year eating dinner alone.
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