Thursday, August 10, 2017

Taking The Leap & Moving Abroad For The Job Of A Lifetime

Have you always had a dream job, a role that you would give anything to land? What would you do if it was offered to you, with the only catch being that you had to move abroad to be able to take it - would you accept the role? The fact is, if a career opportunity of a lifetime came your way, you couldn’t turn it down - you would be mad to do so, even if it did mean moving abroad.

With that in mind, below are some tips and pieces of advice for preparing to move abroad after accepting the job of a lifetime. It may be a daunting prospect - moving overseas - but if it’s for a job that you will love, then it’s worth it. Read on for everything that you need to know to prepare to move abroad and make your career aspirations a reality.

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Give yourself plenty of time

Negotiate yourself plenty of time. Ideally, you want to negotiate a period of at least six to eight weeks before you will start your new role so that you are able to tie everything up at home and prepare yourself properly for your move. From visas and travel documents to pets and property, there’s a lot that you will need to sort out, which is why rushing the process isn’t a good idea.

Sell your home / give your notice

If you rent your home from a landlord, give your notice right away to ensure that you don’t have to pay once you have moved out. If you own your home, consider your options. You could choose to rent it out to cover the cost of your mortgage, or you may prefer to sell up - it’s up to you. If you do decide that selling up is the best option for you, research for companies that state ‘we buy houses and that offer quick sales for good prices. Finding a buyer yourself will most probably take too long, which is why selling your home to a company could be worth considering.

Find somewhere to live

The next step is to find somewhere to live in the new country that you are moving to. You may be offered a property with your role, which will make the moving process a little easier. However, if this isn’t the case, then you will need to take the time to find one. Browse online, do virtual tours of different places, and pick somewhere that’s affordable, is in the right area, and is situated in a nice neighborhood.

Pack up your life

Once you’ve found somewhere to live abroad, all that’s left to do is pack up your life. Pack anything that you want or need to take with you into boxes that are travel-friendly. Anything that you can’t take or won’t need, pack up and store. Or, if storing it will be too expensive, consider selling your unneeded items.

There you have it, your guide to taking the leap and moving abroad for the job of a lifetime. It might be a daunting process, but moving overseas for a job that you have always dreamed of landing is more than worth the stress and hassle.

xoxo,
Therese
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