Alejandra

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1,492 kmfrom home
"When migrating for work reasons you must open yourself to new challenges or, as I see it, new adventures!"
Alejandra
Current Country: 
United States
Country of Origin: 
Honduras

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“At the age of 26, I took the bold decision to leave my hometown in pursuit of a job opportunity in El Salvador. It was a challenge and I have to admit that it was scary at first, but I knew it would mean personal and professional growth for me.

Now, at 32, I’ve worked in 3 different countries as an employee of the same telecommunications company. Getting to the position of Regional Manager wasn’t easy; I quickly realized that in order to standout in the global work market I had to gain expertise in specific fields. However, working in multicultural environments was a great starting point for me because I got to learn different skills, perspectives and best practice techniques from people all around the globe. I don’t just apply them in my job, but also in my personal life.

I'm grateful for and satisfied with all the places my work experience has taken me. I've met wonderful people and learned a lot about their customs. I'm aware that if I ever return to Honduras, or if I get to move to another city, I can apply all my specialist knowledge to help guide any country's development with regards to the telecommunications industry.

I think that Hondurans are highly skilled workers - we easily adapt to new and different environments. As the saying goes, we are 'good material for export.' When migrating for work reasons you must open yourself to new challenges or, as I see it, new adventures!"

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