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When Getting Back to Work is a Military Manouver

The return to work after a long absence is full of indignities and isolation. I know, because with a career spanning two kids and several countries, I've made this kind of comeback already three times. In the 21st century,...

The Story of Your Life? — Adapting Your Résumé for the Globe

Résumés are cultural artefacts — often, they tell us more about the writer’s culture than we realize.   DO'S & DONT'S Would you list your marital status and/or number of children on your professional summary? If you apply for a job...

What Berlin’s tech scene has in common with US mail rooms

There’s a scene in the series ‘Mad Men’ where the ad team preps to pitch to Menken’s department store and a new face is brought forward. “I had to go all the way to the mail room to find...

Ambitious, educated refugees have a future in Germany (but not where people think)

Plenty of us "newcomers" to Germany share an inability to fit in. But Western tech workers and would-be tech workers in Berlin inhabit different worlds.