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International Job Sites for Aspiring Expats

Whether it’s at a fashion house in Paris or a marketing firm in Sydney, landing a job overseas is not as far-fetched as it used to be – thanks to international job hunting sites. To expand your search, check out our recommendations for where to find expat jobs online. 1. Indeed Worldwide Indeed Worldwide works just like its domestic counterpart, except it allows you to search for international jobs in more than 60 location-based sites. Descriptions are often written in the country’...

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10 Bachelor & Bachelorette Ideas for People Who Don’t Do Vegas

You’ve seen it in the movies. You’ve seen it in your Facebook feed. The clubbing, the pool parties, the mayhem. Vegas is getting overdone – and it’s not for every bride- or groom-to-be. Planning bachelor and bachelorette parties can be tough, so we’ve rounded up some alternative ideas for those of you who aren’t interested in a visit to the Strip, or just can’t imagine going back.   1. Ride dog sleds If the bride- or ...

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Messenger and Western Union

Creating Millions of Connections for Cross-Border Money Movement April 18, 2017 By Odilon Almeida Technology is allowing us to live increasingly borderless lives. Through social networks, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the world – from Miami to Manila and beyond. As a result, our customers expect evolving choices to move money easily. While choice has evolved, the experience consumers expect when moving their money has not changed substantially since Western Union commenced moving money 166 years ago. Consumers ...

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The Death of Checks? Millennials Think So

Many of us look forward to it each year: birthday and holiday money from friends and family. But a lot more goes into gifting money than stuffing cash in a greeting card for some people. It’s not just how much people gift, but how people gift.   According to our February 2017 Gifting Survey†, checks could be on the decline. Only 7% of millennials prefer gifting checks over cash, branded gift cards, and money transfers, compared to 20% of people over 55. And ...

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8 Things You Probably Forgot You Did Before the Internet

Technology has come so far in the last 20 years that it’s hard to remember what life was like before the internet and smartphones became ubiquitous. Here are some everyday things we used to do that should make anyone with slow internet speeds feel grateful.   1. Looking up movie times in the paper Remember looking in the newspaper or sitting on an infuriating phone call with Moviefone to get show times? And forget Rotten Tomatoes and YouTube trailers, the newspaper ...

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The 8 Best Language Learning Apps and Websites

Whether you want to improve your job prospects or just get the full experience when you visit a foreign country, there are plenty of reasons to learn a new language. Of course, there are countless language learning apps, podcasts and online resources to make it easier. But how do you choose which one is right for you? Here’s our overview of the most popular digital programs that can help on your path towards proficiency. 1. Coffee Break Format: Podcast, browser, ...

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74% of Millennials WU Surveyed Still Use Cash Weekly

Despite what you may have heard, cashiers won’t be asking “Bitcoin or mobile phone?” anytime soon. Even as digital options like mobile wallets and cryptocurrency become part of our vernacular, cash is far from extinction. According to our September 2016 Currency Usage Survey†, 74.4% of American millennials WU surveyed use cash on a weekly basis.   Not only are cash and cards the most commonly used methods of payment, they’re also the preferred methods of payment for more than 90% of ...

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Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency? Interview with David Thompson

Cryptocurrency has exploded in popularity since Bitcoin was invented in 2008. But what exactly is cryptocurrency, and how will it impact the future of society? We caught up with David Thompson, Chief Technology and Information Offer, to find out his thoughts. What is cryptocurrency, and what is it used for? Cryptocurrencies are an electronic form of value used some individuals to transfer value. Think of it as a bag of corn, or silver—a commodity that you can exchange for a ...

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Our purpose would not be possible without diversity

Over the last week, I have spent time speaking to Western Union employees, our senior management team and global business leaders – within the United States and around the world. Collectively, the conversations had one common theme, the value and future of a global economy and global businesses. Our ability to reach every corner of the world in an instant, share ideas and move between geographies, cultures and continents, is a major dimension of today’s business environment. We also live ...

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8 Strategies for Landing a Job Overseas

Looking for a job overseas isn’t the same as in the States. Things like visa complications, language barriers, and distance can stand in your way. Check out these eight savvy strategies for landing a job abroad. 1. Check Local Job Boards LinkedIn is a great tool for finding work in the U.S., but not every country uses it as regularly. To find lesser publicized jobs, check local and international job boards. There are boards based on locations, like Monster’...

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