Bookshelf: A Career in Your Suitcase by Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith

In this book  Jo Parfitt (author, publisher and ex-pat) and Reichrath-Smith (career consultant and ex-pat) have created a guide for those who want to create a satisfying portable career.  The book, A Career in Your Suitcase is now in it’s 4th edition and is filled with stories, exercises, checklists, advice and other resources for finding your passion and creating your own portable career.

It is divided into three parts: Part One, finding your direction; Part Two, finding your opportunity and Part Three, putting it together.

Chapters include  “finding your passion”, “creating your career”, “networking” “marketing your skills”, “working for yourself”.  This is not a passive exercise but encourages the reader to be active in their career building from the moment they pick up the book by participating in the many exercises found throughout.IMG_0189

The authors are personally familiar with relocating and the challenges this raises in terms of career.  This book is written from both personal experience and professional expertise.

More information can be found at and the book is available worldwide from Amazon.

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