News & Resources

Welcome to the Insync Network Group newsroom, where you will find a curated selection of the latest news, resources and reportage from around the world that highlights both the benefits and challenges that come with living an international life.

Here, we bring together a range of perspectives that relate to global careers, expat life and repatriation journeys – plus inspiration to help you take your next step forward.

The Power of Reconnection

“We are in the connection economy, where trust and relationships are the new currency” – Seth Godin Last week a card arrived in the post from a long lost uni friend which both caught me by surprise and delighted me in equal portions. I was also particularly touched...

Reducing The Repatriate Career Lag

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jnr As the demand for globally experienced leadership continues to grow, many organisations recognise the importance of providing international opportunities to their employees. Not only is it...

Navigating The Six Zones Of Repatriation

For those who have navigated the return journey of living and working overseas, you will know that sometimes it can feel just plain tough. Whilst the experience of returning ‘home’ is often not all bad, most of us are caught by surprise at just how many ‘little’...

Global stories in the news

 

 How to decide whether to relocate for a job – Harvard Business Review

Sometimes the perfect job isn’t down the street, but rather thousands of miles — or perhaps even an ocean — away. If you’re offered a job in a different location, how do you know if it’s worth relocating? Who should help you make the decision? And, how do you weigh the potential upsides like money and opportunity against costs like the impact on your family or the loss of your existing network? The experts weigh in on this topic.

The fintech startup jobs australian expats are returning home for – Business Insider

Expatriate Australians are returning to roles in the local fintech industry, reports Business Insider. Fintechs need people with experience in engineering/software, design and user experience, and sales, and the main way fintechs recruit talent is still through personal referrals.

But recruiters are gaining ground as a source of new talent returns to Australia.

The problem with being a long term expat – BBC

In a recent BBC article, several interviews found that people on long-term foreign assignments often find it hard to adjust once they return home. Many leave their company within a few years, and some leave the country entirely.

How to cultivate the art of serendipity – The New York Times

Cultivating the art of serendipity is about being observant of the world around us, according to this opinion piece from The New York Times. But it’s also a wonderful lens through which to see the world when returning home after living abroad. Many of our members feel their repatriation experience is a little like being a tourist, marveling at the city with fresh eyes.

Five reasons why everyone should live abroad at least once – The Telegraph

Living abroad can be character building, CV enhancing, culturally immersive, taste changing and of course rewarding. The Telegraph makes a compelling case for taking an overseas assignment, or spending some time living in a foreign country.

Isabel Lucas moves home to Australia: the Hollywood star next door Domain

After almost a decade living in Los Angeles, the renowned Australian star decided to move back to Byron Bay in 2018, to reconnect with the hinterland and go back to the US when required for work. In this Domain article, she mentions a number of reasons for returning, most notably, to feel connected to her family and friends in order to do her best work.

ABC's Michelle Guthrie among returning expats snubbed by Australian companies – Australian Financial Review

Sometimes the perfect job isn’t down the street, but rather thousands of miles — or perhaps even an ocean — away. If you’re offered a job in a different location, how do you know if it’s worth relocating? Who should help you make the decision? And, how do you weigh the potential upsides like money and opportunity against costs like the impact on your family or the loss of your existing network? The experts weigh in on this topic.

Get in touch