4 September

Expat2work’s publication by in Google+

posted on 4 September 2014 by

For sure it is hard to say “good-bye”. Even though it is not “home”, it our new home and we, as expats, made a piece of life here. At the time to leave, we cry, because those moments of life are unforgettable and we won´t live them the same way later… Now, “left behind” ? Well, it depends of what... Lire la suite →

23 April

Being an ambitious woman in México

posted on 23 April 2014 by

Regardless of your situation – expat’s wife or expat yourself – you live in Mexico and want to work there. But you tell yourself that the still very “sexist” Mexican attitude will stand in the way of your career. Is it true, or false? Find your answer here, through real stories of Mexican women and mine as a woman expat... Lire la suite →

7 March

A crab basket at work, in Mexico?

posted on 7 March 2014 by

The expression also exists in Mexico at work. Which is surprising when you know that Mexicans are anything but aggressive! Its meaning differs from the French one I was familiar with. Here is some insight to help you understand and grasp how Mexicans behave at work, regardless of your position in the firm. A particular team spirit in Mexico One... Lire la suite →

18 February

Risky zones in Mexico

posted on 18 February 2014 by

If you travel around the country, the French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian authorities recommend doing so with”the greatest of caution depending on the States“. A piece of advice that is to be taken seriously since violent acts, robberies, kidnappings and missing people or even murders are unfortunately no urban legend, as can be seen daily in the news. However, it... Lire la suite →

4 February

The Mexican “yes”

posted on 4 February 2014 by

Managed by a Mexican in France, then being a French manager in Mexico: my relocation abroad has allowed me to understand my Mexican superior … 8 years later! Do you believe that speaking the same language is enough to efficiently manage a multicultural team? This article might give you some insight about true intercultural understanding. French behavior seen by a... Lire la suite →

30 January

Expat2work, the origin

posted on 30 January 2014 by

After a promising career start in France, Mélanie had difficulty finding a job in Mexico, where she moved. Empowered by her experience, she just started her business to help new expats there. She tells us about her experience. « After 7 years working in international finance in big industrial groups, I became business controller. I managed a small team of... Lire la suite →

22 January

(Français) Travailler au Mexique et avec les Mexicains

posted on 22 January 2014 by

You just accepted a job offer in Mexico: here are a few tips to help overcome cultural obstacles and achieve a successful integration. A local contract means extremely long hours from a European perspective. Holidays are scarce: 6 days a year for the first two years. But rest assured, there are many public holidays and you can negotiate everything. Mexicans... Lire la suite →

2 January

Starting the New Year at work in Mexico

posted on 2 January 2014 by

  A complete integration in Mexico entails, among other things, reproducing certain Mexican behaviors at work. Following that principle will keep you from being isolated and missing many cultural and professional opportunities. The custom when entering the workplace in the morning is to greet each person working close to you (in the open space for instance). Every evening, you should... Lire la suite →