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Relocating To A New Country

In most cases jobs also come with opportunities of relocation. If your company cannot provide a workplace in another country, you can always find a new job yourself and leave on your own.


Journalists probably are the ones with the most chances of relocation but they are more likely to do so very often. This is one of the reasons you read about so many travel writing, journalism and reporting. From war zones to sporting events around the world, relocating journalists end up just travelling with bigger layovers.


However, it doesn’t matter what job you have and where you want to do it. What is most important is doing some proper research before you start daydreaming. Many places hire immigrants, but either in low paying jobs or based on very high recommendations and a very good skill set. This meaning that most countries would prefer to first look in their own backyard for an employee before giving the job to a foreigner. The UK for instance, has a strict policy on hiring foreigners. While it is legal to do so now, employers still have to ensure that they have exhausted all possibilities with the natives and that none were good enough or wanted the job.  


While not all countries have restrictions such as these, most of them still require a working permit, which in some cases can take months to years to obtain. If researching as a European citizen, you have to know that U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand will have you apply for a working visa. Even British citizens have to apply for permits and visas if they want to legally work in Australia and New Zealand, despite all being members of the Commonwealth. In the other countries under the European Union it is legal to work as a foreigner without special permits that take a long time to acquire.


After you have made your decision as to where you want to go, be sure that your particular skill set is on high demand in that region. The safest way to go about this is to enlist the help of a job agency which specializes in finding jobs on an international scale. Since there is no point in you first spending money to travel there and then scouting for jobs, keeping your current one until you find another will be the best thing. If you are planning on buying a home, you must also consider costs like mortgages, removal companies, conveyancing and solicitors.


Always be aware of not only the foreign government politics are but also on the reactions and thoughts of the general population. The last thing you would want is to move in a place where you will not be wanted and always be subjected to social marginalization. If you also think about relocating with a family, these things should make even more of a difference than the money or scenery involved. When making a decision like this it is very important to be as informed as possible as it is basically a fresh start on foreign ground.

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