Hi there 👋

I am Chhavi. I am a Product Designer at Bumble.🐝 My alter ego would be Carrie Bradshaw working in tech and living in London. I write about design, life, and travel. The cliche, sorry.

Moving Abroad — Things we should talk about more.

If you read any blog or experience of moving or working abroad, you will always find a paragraph that reminds you of all the Bollywood movies you’ve lived through — I am thinking a mix of Queen, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, and Kajol singing “Mere desh ki dharti” in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam. New city, new me, new life. A montage of walking around in the bustling new city, laughing over drinks with new friends, hiking, attending events....

June 15, 2021 · 7 min · Chhavi

Moving abroad for a job— is now a Publication! 🎉

If you have been following along, I have been on a mission to write down everything I know and learned while moving abroad. I wanted to collate everything in one place for easy access, hence this publication. Follow along. I plan to add a few more things — like a FAQ, talk to some people who have been on a similar journey and maybe even a checklist. Depends, no promises though....

June 9, 2021 · 1 min · Chhavi

Moving Abroad: Resources

Jumping right into the list. 1. Indian folks who have moved abroad for a job Here is a list of folks I curated who have moved abroad for a job. You can use to reach out to them, or simply add that company who might be willing to sponsor visas. Note: Please be super-respectful while reaching out. People might or might not be aware they are on this list. They have not signed up to anything by being on this list....

June 9, 2021 · 2 min · Chhavi

Do yourself a favor. Build yourself a forgiving, simple note taking system

Documentation is really hard. More so if you are making decisions and trade-offs every other hour, switching between meetings, giving out “quick” help, and tweeting while at it. Like most of you reading this, I have tried my luck at productivity tools, lists, retros, etc. And like most of you, I started off well but failed miserably after a while. While some may start saying words like consistency and discipline — I will not....

June 1, 2021 · 4 min · Chhavi

Help! My manager is leaving me

Having good managers can be one very strong reason you love your job. Good managers can be your coach, your therapist, your safety net, and your cheerleader rolled into one. I have always treated my managers like life coaches, mostly for navigating my professional career but sometimes also for sorting out personal stuff. But what if, one fine day your manager announces, they can no longer be that for you?...

May 25, 2021 · 5 min · Chhavi

Moving Abroad. Part 3: Living and working in London

Jump to a section of your interest. 🤔 Why London 🔎 Finding jobs 💬 Interview process 📑 UK Visa 🐝 Working in Bumble 🏠 Flat-scene 🥔 Food 💸 Budget 🌦 Day-to-day Life in London 🤔 Why London I was living and working in Barcelona when the pandemic hit. We started working from home in early March, and as we all know, everything that unfolded next did not come with a manual....

May 18, 2021 · 8 min · Chhavi