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Into The New Year With Expat Network

Welcome to the Expat Network Jobs newsletter for January. As well as links to some of the many new job opportunities available at www.expatnetwork.com, we explore some of the many issues affecting your working life as an expat – or would-be expat.

In this edition we are keen to help you make sure you register or re-register with Expat Network so that you can fully enjoy all the many benefits available to you on registering.

This month we consider what makes a successful expat, and fee rises for those working in the Middle East.

We would also like to remind you that we are here to help. So if you have any queries about expat jobs or other topics don’t hesitate to drop us an email. We love to hear from you!

A happy and prosperous New Year to you all!

Shona Farrell

Shona Farrell


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Who Will Succeed As An Expat?

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A new report which identifies the personal characteristics of successful expatriates has been published by assessment specialist cut-e, to help multinational employers choose the right people for international assignments. Do you fit the bill?

Do You Need To Re-Register?

Some long-term Expat Network members may not realise you have to register or re-register at www.expatnetwork.com to make sure you get access to all the Network’s resources. Sign up for free at Expat Network to enjoy the following benefits: access the latest overseas jobs; get help with writing winning CVs and social media profiles; and upload your CV so that our unique network of recruiters and employers can find you.

You will also find expert answers to the most frequently asked expat questions and receive regular news bulletins on contract awards and other expat news. Registration is free of charge – and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Hike In Health Fees For Expats In Kuwait

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New health charges for expats and visitors in Kuwait are set to increase by almost 500 per cent by mid-February 2017, according to the new price list prepared by the health minister Dr Jamal Al-Harby. The price rise aims to reduce the number of visitors who seek to take advantage of low healthcare charges in the country, reports Arabian Business.

Sponsored: Premiums Cut On Expat Contractor Health Plan

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As expat insurance specialists, Bellwood Prestbury have negotiated reductions of up to 25% on the Contractors International Health Plan. The new rates deliver savings of 25% for contractors aged up to 49 years and 20% for anyone over the age of 50. The plan offers a range of medical insurance options designed for expats working in the oil & gas, energy, aviation, engineering, security, NGO, humanitarian, telecommunications and technology industries. Get a quote now.

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Abu Dhabi Expat Housing Fee Backdated To 2016

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A ‘housing fee’ for expats in Abu Dhabi of 3 per cent has been backdated to March 2016 and is due in a single payment. The fee for 2017 will be split into monthly instalments, which began in January, and will be included in monthly utility bills. The expat housing fee in Abu Dhabi will be backdated to when the decree was issued and has to be paid in a single payment.

Get A New Job

Whatever else is happening in the expat world, now might be the time to think about getting your next assignment, or preparing yourself for employment changes – foreseen or unforeseen. That is why we have been very busy making sure expatnetwork.com is packed full of the latest job vacancies, classified by role and by industry type, which you can view here.

Here are just a few of the other current vacancies available:

Commissioning / Process Engineers, Cement/Power, Worldwide

Director, Theme Park Construction, UAE

French Teacher, Secondary School, UAE

Sales/Commercial Manager, Production, China

Design Technology Teacher, International School, Qatar

Offshore QC Manager, Pipelines, UAE

Project Manager, Airport Project, UAE

SQL Database Administrator, Oman

Finance Manager, Mining, D. R. Congo

Fabrication Manager, Hydropower, Laos

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Contract News

All the latest news for expat contractors is loaded every working day at expatnetwork.com. Here is just a small selection of the latest contract awards. If any of these interest you just click through from the heading.

Petroplan expands into Oman as major oil and gas projects gear up

Halliburton Awarded Drilling Contract from Shell, Iraq

Tecnicas Reunidas wins Aramco clean fuels contract

CH2M to manage India’s first smart city project

Mace wins international Facilities Management bank contract

GE bag $1.4bn power plant contracts in Iraq

Dawnus picked to build £10m road in Liberia

Ampelmann awarded first SBM Offshore FPSO job

Boskalis selected for $533m Oman port contract

OHL awarded Chile Dam expansion project

What To Look For In A Contract

There are a few key points to consider when signing a contract. Fortunately, most expats have been on the circuit long enough to know them, but for those who have recently become expats these prompts might help.

New: Your Guide To Living In Spain

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Your Guide To Living In Spain by Expat Network provides guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second property or simply enjoy a whole new life in Spain. Your Guide To Living In Spain (priced £4.99 on Amazon) is available to download, free of charge.

Questions On Expat Healthcare? New Help Here

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A new website, www.expathealthcare.com, provides fully-independent answers to the many questions you may raise as an expat about making sure you are healthy - and have proper insurance cover - while overseas.

Expathealthcare.com is a resource you can use to find out all about healthcare and insurance cover for expats, what you need to know and where to find assistance.

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Read Your Free Expat Living Magazine

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The Winter edition of Expat Living magazine is now available to read completely free of charge. In this edition we have brought together a range of features and news which address the expat experience, whether you are heading to Singapore or Spain. Plus, are you sure you are properly insured if you head off to a danger zone?

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