You are taking the leap and moving abroad – good for you!
Moving can be a stressful process, never mind moving to a different country. You probably feel as though your to-do list is growing by the second, so in order to make your job search as stress-free as it can be, follow our 4 handy tips:
If you have some spare time before you move, take this opportunity to make yourself more employable. Whether your CV needs a refresh or there are some skills that you could be working on, do it now.
Are you moving somewhere where you may be required to learn a new language? By learning the language before you arrive it will save you time and inconvenience trying to job search and learn a language all at once. It’s also useful to check if there are any visas or paperwork that you may need. Preparing all of this beforehand will save you lots of time and stress when you arrive.
Whether it’s online, on the phone or when you arrive, make sure you are networking with relevant people. You can send your CV across to relevant recruiters and employers to get a headstart with your job search. Linkedin is a great tool for connecting with employers and recruiters from all over the world.
Have you got your eye on a particular role? Or is there a company that you’d love to work for over there? Contact them! By reaching out and showing your interest you could really impress the employer and they might just have a position for waiting for you.
One of the great things about digital is that a lot of the work can be done from home or from a small office. Have you ever considered going freelance? If so, what do you think the opportunities will be like out there? If you know it might be something you want to do and it will work – set up your own freelancing business before you jet off.
The more time and effort you put into your personal brand and the more testimonials and reviews you have, the more likely people are to choose your company over others. Even if you only want to freelance temporarily, it’s a great way of earning money whilst still being able to manage your own workload.
Unfortunately, you might not get a job as quickly as you hope so it’s important to budget for this. You need to prioritise expenses such as your flat/house deposit and general living costs that you will have to address before you actually get a job.
We recommend saving more than enough money to cover any time that you are unemployed for. It’s also a good idea to research the cost of living and the average wage that you should expect. By researching these points beforehand you will be able to budget properly and get a good idea of what salary you should be asking for during interviews and job applications.