Authenticity : The Challenge of Cultural Adaptation and the Identity Struggle

In the dynamic landscape of career coaching, the foundational pillars of trust and authenticity stand tall as guiding beacons, illuminating the path toward personal and professional growth. Each coaching session is an opportunity for profound revelations to unfold, as clients bravely peel back the layers of their experiences to reveal their most authentic selves. During […]

Navigating the American Corporate World: A Guide for Immigrants

Emigrating to a new country can be an exciting yet challenging endeavor, especially when it comes to integrating into the professional landscape. For immigrants venturing into the American corporate world, understanding the unique characteristics and cultural nuances is crucial for a successful career journey. In this blog post, we will explore key aspects of the […]

I immigrated to a new country, now what?

At Altitude, our goal is to help immigrants in this journey of transformation and career advancement abroad. Plan your career, pursue professional development, challenge yourself, and find professional happiness in your new country.

Immigrant Adaptation Stages

I’ve had the great opportunity and privilege to help expatriates and immigrants who move abroad to restart their professional life in their new country. I work in the job searching and professional development field, but I end up also helping with the psychological aspects of cultural adaptation. I have realized that knowing the immigrant adaptation stages brings a lot of comfort to people going through that process. That’s why I want to share this knowledge with you so that you can feel comforted and encouraged along their journey.

Opportunities for Immigrants Do Exist – A Word of Encouragement

I’m working with an American recruiter on writing his resume. As I have access to the assessment documents, awards, and forms that he has filled with information, I realize that his differential is hiring professionals from ethnic minorities. I also understand all the effort his company has made – which name I may not mention, but it is a large and recognized global company – to establish a culture of equality and diversity acceptance.

Stepping into Cold Water

An approach for people who are afraid of networking

There is no doubt, and it is common knowledge that networking is one of the fundamental ingredients of a successful career. Why then many people cannot engage in this concrete practice to raise their chances of success in their professional lives? Talking with my clients and with the members of Altitude’s group on WhatsApp, I noticed the following reasons: shyness, lack of confidence, blocking mindsets, fear of being inconvenient or rejected, and unawareness of the importance networking has. Are any of those your reasons? If so, please, keep reading! There are ways to overcome this barrier and take advantage of this marvelous way of connection, self-giving, interaction, learning, and growth that will bear many benefits to your professional life, whether in the job searching process, seeking for a promotion, or pursuing professional development.

The Step-by-Step Process of the Immigrant Job Search

When we migrate to a new country, we restart. It is a new life, a unique opportunity to rethink career, dreams, goals, and general life purpose. Where do you want to get to by the end of your professional career? A range of new possibilities opens up for you with new opportunities and new challenges, too.