Ferdinand Magellan, who I did a report on in the 5th grade while wearing a giant newspaper pirate hat, and also who my Remote Year group is named after, was a Portugese explorer in the early 1500s. He is known as the first person to organize a circumnavigation of the Earth. And that’s also what I’ll be doing this year – going around the world.
My itinerary is:
- June: Valencia, Spain
- July: Lisbon, Portugal
- August: Rabat, Morocco
- September: Sofia, Bulgaria
- October: Belgrade, Serbia
- November: Hanoi, Vietnam
- December: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- January: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- February: Lima, Peru
- March: Córdoba, Argentina
- April: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- May: Santiago, Chile
Click here for some more info on each location: http://www.remoteyear.com/itinerary-4
I spent some time last night working on a list of my personal and professional goals for the year. This was a surprisingly challenging process that involved 2 glasses of wine and a hard look at why I did this in the first place. So let’s start with the easy goals – the professional ones.
Goal #1: Work with locals to gain insight into country-specific HR trends, needs, and issues. This will allow me to improve HR policies for international companies, based on the needs of each office location.
Goal #2: Gain an insight into the common HR-related needs of employees who work remotely.
Goal #3: Collaborate with others in the tech and marketing industries to help with the launch of a side entrepreneurial project.