About a year ago, I received word that I had been hired at my current job. I had been on a job search here for about four months and was delighted that God had opened this door at last.
Looking back, while the time has flown, it's been anything but easy. But this first year in the European marketplace has yielded some terrific professional, spiritual and general life lessons.
Here are the top 10 lessons I've learned during this first year of my professional career in a European workplace:
1. I can only do what I can do.…
If you've been bitten by the Spanish bug during a study abroad experience, vacation, internship or even just hearing about life here, you're not alone. Many foreigners decide to try their hand at finding a job in the land of Don Quijote.
If you think God might be leading you that way, here are a few tips to keep in mind during your search:
1. Be patient. If you're starting the job search from scratch, keep in mind that unemployment in Spain is at nearly 20 percent. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there - prayerfully - but remember that God may allow you…
There is a segment of the Skybridge community that plays an unique role in taking the gospel abroad. They move about from place to place. They work for multi national companies. They often have to travel to the same cities several times a year with their jobs.
They want to be intentional as they travel and do business abroad.
One businessperson stays at the same bed and breakfast each time in Paris. He plans ahead to be sure the owners of the hotel can spend one evening with him.
He frequents the same restaurants. Goes to the same news stand each morning to get his…