It took me 3 mins to think about where to start this sentence from. And that itself folks is the very reason I am getting a blog.
My writing habits have become a bit rusty. I can blame it on a number of factors which I will, and like every procrastinating wannabe writer, I, myself, and my fluttering interests will surely not be one of the factors.
I started writing on Blogspot and frankly, that was the last time it felt like I owned a piece of the internet. Mostly because there were hardly any visitors. …
If you read any blog or experience of moving or working abroad, you will always find a paragraph that reminds you of all the Bollywood movies you’ve lived through — I am thinking a mix of Queen, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, and Kajol singing “Mere desh ki dharti” in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam.
New city, new me, new life. A montage of walking around in the bustling new city, laughing over drinks with new friends, hiking, attending events. It’s a cocktail of good vibes, exciting adventures and the dream life.
I mean, I am guilty of doing the same.
If you have been following along, I have been on a mission to write down everything I know and learned while moving abroad. I wanted to collate everything in one place for easy access, hence this publication.
Follow along. I plan to add a few more things — like a FAQ, talk to some people who have been on a similar journey and maybe even a checklist. Depends, no promises though.
Happy reading :)
Oh and yes, here is a link to the publication!
Jumping right into the list.
Here is a list of folks I curated who have moved abroad for a job. You can use to reach out to them, or simply add that company who might be willing to sponsor visas.
Note: Please be super-respectful while reaching out. People might or might not be aware they are on this list. They have not signed up to anything by being on this list. Thanks!
Curated by Shubheksha.
I came across this list while writing my blog series, and this could be a good starting point to start applying.
Curated by Darshan Gajara…
Documentation is really hard. More so if you are making decisions and trade-offs every other hour, switching between meetings, giving out “quick” help, and tweeting while at it.
Like most of you reading this, I have tried my luck at productivity tools, lists, retros, etc. And like most of you, I started off well but failed miserably after a while. While some may start saying words like consistency and discipline — I will not.
Let’s be practical and not talk as productivity gurus here. …
Having good managers can be one very strong reason you love your job. Good managers can be your coach, your therapist, your safety net, and your cheerleader rolled into one. I have always treated my managers like life coaches, mostly for navigating my professional career but sometimes also for sorting out personal stuff.
But what if, one fine day your manager announces, they can no longer be that for you? 🥺
Maybe they are switching jobs or moving up the ladder. Or maybe you are switching jobs. …
Upcoming tech and product community
Easy to live day-to-day life without learning the language
Salaries lower than other European cities
Lots of paperwork for visa/residency in Spanish
Flat-hunt can be a challenge
If you are up for reading the long part, we have
🤔 Why Barcelona
💬 Interview Process
📑 Spain Visa
🏦 Working in N26
🏠 Flat-scene & Utility Bills
👯♀️ Friends and Indian Community
☀️ Day-to-day Life in Barcelona
I spread myself lazily across the couch in my silk pajama set on a Saturday morning. This pajama set has been one of my best investments, my wallet disagrees with my instagram story if it’s worth it, but myself in lockdown vigorously agrees.
Treating this as yet another Saturday, I sip my revitalising botanical drink. Don’t ask, we’ve all picked things from supermarket we don’t need this pandemic.
And then, I opened Instagram. Oops.
Stay-at-home ends this week. 20 Best places to spot cheery blossoms. Best parks to picnic this Bank Friday. 14 floral trends for this spring. Weather to…
— I did my best to keep it fluff-free. Most of the tips are applicable for all job-hunts, not just for a product designer role abroad.
• On looking for a job abroad
• On applying for the jobs
• On interviewing
• After the interview
• On picking the job
📝 This is a resource I have personally tried and tested.
🙈 This is a hard truth.