Career

Career Moves: Super Powers

Career Moves: Super Powers

What’s wrong with being good at working? In her penultimate episode, Marisa explains why she is not happy for this to be her super power. Learning the Job I’ve had my new job for a couple of months now and everything is going relatively well. I know that the...
Career Moves: Still a Kermit, Not as Green

Career Moves: Still a Kermit, Not as Green

In her 25th – and last – account of the ups and downs of balancing work with parenting, Marisa looks back on the key experiences that she has shared during this fascinating series. Five years ago, I started looking for work in the Netherlands and...
Career Moves: The Let Down

Career Moves: The Let Down

Returning to work after having a baby? For Marisa, believing that you can do it is crucial when job hunting, and it’s a lot like breastfeeding. Read on to find out how she got on with both. Nursing and Job Hunting Are Kind of the Same I knew it was coming....
Career Moves: Going with the Flow

Career Moves: Going with the Flow

Marisa reflects on her experience of moving to the Netherlands from a foreign country and asks:  is going with the flow necessarily a bad thing? Find out what she decided below. A few weeks ago I had a job interview. It was really intense. We covered...

Working Mama: Finding Balance

With a big project at work taking up a lot of her time, the Workin’ Mama discusses work/life balance and the struggle to find time for everything. June nearly flew by without any words of wisdom from this workin’ mama. That’s because I am living the...
Career Moves: The Beginning

Career Moves: The Beginning

Our new columnist, Marisa, shares her journey as an expat mama building a new career for herself in a new country. Read on for an introduction to Marisa and how she got to this point – we’re sure many of you will relate!     First I had a...