GenXpat: The Young Professional's Guide to Making a Successful Life Abroad [NOOK Book]


Designed to help young, internationally and culturally mobile professionals achieve the personal fulfillment they need to succeed in their international careers.
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GenXpat: The Young Professional's Guide to Making a Successful Life Abroad

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Designed to help young, internationally and culturally mobile professionals achieve the personal fulfillment they need to succeed in their international careers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423785859
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret Malewski grew up in Montreal speaking English, French and Polish and interacting with many cultures. On leaving Canada, she began a decade of expatriation that led her to work in countries like Poland, Switzerland and Israel. GenXpat combines her personal relocation experience with that of her colleagues and leading research into this modern phenomenon. After several years as brand manager for Procter & Gamble in the Near East division, she returned to Canada to pursue a career as a writer and speaker. Margaret lives in Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit her website at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2006

    Short and simple survival manual for young expats

    Author Margaret Malewski has a clear thesis and works hard to prove it. She contends that Generation X (that¿s Gen X, born between 1964 and 1981) expatriates have distinct needs and concerns that differentiate them from previous generations of expatriates. Malewski provides a fairly comprehensive survey of the issues that most expatriates encounter on their sojourns abroad. She pays particular attention to those affecting younger professionals, especially relationship and romance issues. This is one of the few books about expatriate life that addresses, for example, the problems encountered by co-habiting partners and the sensitive issues of cross-cultural dating. Some of her conclusions may seem a bit obvious to the internationalized Internet generation, but we acknowledge that her warnings about culture shock and career challenges are well informed. This book certainly could be helpful to those sheltered Gen Xers when they go overseas to work. The author proves that they have a distinctive problem - and having defined the issue, she sets out solidly to address it.

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