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Can You Move Abroad For A Job?

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One of the worst feelings in the world? Realising that you cannot pursue the opportunities you want to, for some reason or another. Commitments, money and other issues can prevent us from chasing our dreams, and that really sucks. Not fair is it? Sometimes, during the job search, we might find a job that is perfect, only to find out that it will take us to a new country. That’s enough to put many off because it’s effort – and that we might feel that our applications might not be taken pretty seriously if we are applying from a different country. Fear not though, moving abroad to pursue opportunities is a reality and it is something that you can do. If your dream job has come up, and it’s abroad, you can follow your dreams.


It doesn’t really what type of country you move to – every country has unique foreign worker laws and immigration laws, so you’ll need to do some research before you head out – but you can find no end to the advice needed to move country online. From Lebanon to France, you can find expats who can help you out with advice. It’s becoming more common to chase a job across the world as the world becomes a smaller place with increasing globalisation. Just identify the job you want, the country that it is in, the application process and then do your research and find about visa laws – a bit of research will tell you if it is a reality to move abroad or not. Research is important, if you don’t do it, you will waste your time. You might even waste your cash.

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“One of the best parts of moving abroad to work is that you’re essentially getting paid to travel. However, this doesn’t mean you don’t need to save up before your move. It’s important to save up a “Buffer Fund” to help you out during the first few months.” –

An important part of research is involving yourself in the field and creating contacts. Social media sites like LinkedIn allow you to contact people from across the globe to build the contacts you’d need to get a job abroad. This can help you secure a role, but it can also help you build relationships with people in the country you are moving to.

Another thing – it is extremely important to get the language skills you needed. While the company and role might utilize your current language, learning the language of the country you are immigrating to will help you out. It will also help you feel a lot more comfortable with your move. Apps like Duolingo can help out here.

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As for moving, the internet is your best friend. You can peruse rental opportunities to find a place to live. You can also book accredited international removalists to move across the globe. You can book your flights online as well – it really is easier, and cheaper, than ever. If you need to sort things out, it can be done with ease on the net.

If you find a role you like in another country, you should certainly consider it. It’s easier than ever to move abroad thanks to increasing globalization and cheaper flights! Just make sure you do your prep and a fully onboard with a move, any hesitation can result in disaster.

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