Are you thinking about moving abroad for work? This can be the right choice and you may be able to find more opportunities for work in your chosen industry if you explore different countries. A lot of places are experiencing skill shortages right now and you could be in high demand. But there’s definitely a lot to consider before you commit to this idea.
Should You Sell Your Home?
First, you need to consider whether you are going to sell your home or keep it on. Keeping it can provide an additional source of income, but you have to remember that if you do this then you will be taking on the responsibilities of a landlord and everything that comes with this. If you sell, it will provide you the cash that you need to set up a better quality of life in a new location.
If you don’t own your home, then you just need to make sure that you are giving your current landlord the right level notice. You will also need to make sure that you are taking steps to get your deposit back.
Your Legal Rights
You must research the legal rights you will have in your new country. Specifically, you should be looking at what happens if you lose your first job. How much time will you have to find a new job before you are deported? Some countries will provide indefinite leave to remain. You should be asking: am I eligible for ILR. If you are then this should give you the peace of mind that there is less risk with a move like this.
Is Your Position Guaranteed?
Next, you should make sure that you get reassurance from an employer that your position is guaranteed and that they are hiring you for the long term. You don’t want to be in the position where a position that you thought was going to be permanent disappears after several months leaving you with nothing. You should also look at whether an employer is going to help you relocate. This will be usually be the case if you are headhunted for a position but perhaps not if you seek out a position yourself. A company might be willing to hire you but won’t move heaven and earth to ensure that you can move to claim the position.
Finally, you should think about the cost of completing a move like this. It can be quite expensive and it could be easier to sell your assets, starting fresh instead of taking them with you.
We hope this helps you understand everything that you need to consider if you’re planning to move abroad for work. Ultimately, this can be a smart decision, but you need to approach it the right way. You must guarantee that a movie like this is going to benefit you in the long term. You should also think about whether this is a change that you are looking at making permanent or if it’s just a temporary new chapter in your life.
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