Life in a new country brought fresh new career opportunities for the subject of this week’s FlexJobs success story.
The overseas move brought significant life changes and, thanks to remote work, led to a great full-time communications job.
Aliesha was fortunate to have a background that easily meshed with working a digital nomad lifestyle. As a communications professional, she was able to find work in her field using the benefits of her FlexJobs membership.
Aliesha’s new job is with Tutuka, a tech-based financial company offering payment services options to consumers and businesses around the globe. Aliesha, who’s based in Malaysia, works in a full-time, remote role as a global communications manager.
With her job search success, Aliesha joined the ranks of the many FlexJobs subscribers who’ve found fantastic work flexibility using our services.
Working Remotely Overseas
With her move, Aliesha, who’s in the millennial/Gen Y demographic, was prepared for the challenges that come with looking for work after moving to a different part of the world—in her case, southeast Asia. “I moved to a new country where finding a job was fairly difficult,” she said. “I was fortunate to be in a line of work that there happens to be a lot of remote jobs for.”
For sure, flexible communications jobs can offer skilled professionals opportunities to work from anywhere in the world, and can provide other options like part-time and alternate schedule flexibility.
A Flexible Schedule for Better Work-Life Integration
For Aliesha, being able to sustain and build a meaningful career after moving to a new country has been a game changer. “I have the flexibility to work where I need to and how I need to in order to continue to grow my career and have a great personal life,” she said.
Like many professionals with work-from-anywhere jobs, Aliesha said she’s enjoying the personal and professional latitude that comes with having greater control over where and when you work. “It helps me to achieve a better work-life balance,” she said.
The shift has also broadened Aliesha’s overall professional outlook, and encouraged her to think differently about how her career might look going forward. “I think I would find it difficult to work in an office full-time now,” she said.
Insights to Inspire Other Global Job Seekers
Aliesha’s positive outcome as a FlexJobs member mirrored the experiences of other FlexJobs members whose roads to job search success weren’t necessarily straightforward. “I applied for a different position, but my name got put forward for my current role,” Aliesha said.
During her job search, Aliesha said she used time-tested methods such as tailoring her resume and cover letter and using LinkedIn as a resource. She added that she targeted her search to “jobs I knew I wanted.”
To be sure, it sometimes happens that successful FlexJobs members discover that the job title they had in mind when they started their search turns out to be different from the job they’re actually hired for. And, like other job seekers looking for remote work, Aliesha benefited from the huge number of flexible companies that post their jobs on our website.
“I never would have found this job on the other websites as my company does not post on [other sites],” she said.
If you’re interested in finding flexible work you can do from anywhere, we can help. FlexJobs offers positions in more than 50 job categories, and we hand-screen every job to ensure you’ll only find legitimate positions.
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