There are several reasons why you may be thinking of going to work abroad. You may be unsatisfied with your current job, in your country of origin you have not found job offers that meet your expectations, you have been pulling resumes for months without success, or you may even have to emigrate to another country as an expat.
Either because you want to improve your work situation, find a job in another country or because your company moves you, living abroad is not easy. Above all, if you have never been to the country where you want to settle before. Although the idea of traveling to another country to work can excite you at first, you must previously take into account a series of aspects that will guarantee your stay and adaptation to the country, or else, you will begin to feel unmotivated and quickly you will abandon your decision to go abroad.
Relocation services are the solution!
Fortunately, the relocation industry was born to meet these needs. Relocation services are aimed at helping those who move to another country, from the moment they make the decision to leave until they finally settle there. Do you want to go to work abroad? In this post we tell you about the 5 relocation services you need if you want to emigrate to another country for work reasons.
1. House searching
The first thing you need if you want to go to another country to work is to be clear about where you will live for the next months or years. It is useless to go abroad if you do not have a place to live during your stay in the country. You may have thought of some alternatives such as staying with someone you know, or paying for a hotel room while getting familiar with the surroundings. But these options are just temporary. Eventually you will have to leave the house of your acquaintances abroad (if you had them) or stop spending money on hotel accommodation.
Don’t overspend or bother your friends and family! Before starting your trip abroad, contact your relocation company and request a house searching. Through a personalized interview, the relocation agent in charge of managing your case will take care of finding a residence according to your preferences: Number of rooms, type of neighborhood or urbanization, estimated price of the house …
2. Accompaniment at the destination
It is normal for you to feel uneasy or worried if you travel alone abroad. Not knowing the city you are going to live in or the country can make anyone nervous. But do not be alarmed, to make easier your arrival at the country, relocation companies will put at your disposal their agents to accompany you during the trip and guide you on your arrival. The accompaniment service provided by relocation agents can cover many different options: From guided tours of the city and its main enclaves, to requesting the accompaniment of the agent during arrangements at the different administrative and bureaucratic entities at the country (city councils, banks, embassies …)
Thanks to the accompaniment service you will gain confidence by going around the city and you will no longer feel lost during the first weeks of stay in the country. In addition, you will have the support of others to face any process that may come your way, or even to go out and buy the bread at a local supermarket!
3. Language courses
One of the most common difficulties faced by someone who moves to another country for work or a change of residence is learning the language spoken there. Learning a language is not something that can be done overnight, it takes time and effort. Although you may think that the need to use that language on a daily basis will speed up your learning, you should bear in mind that the sooner you learn the language, the easier it will be for you to communicate with your coworkers and with others in that country. To achieve rapid integration into society, relocation companies offer language courses, the assistance of private tutors and have agreements with language academies. In short, relocation companies will provide you with the necessary tools so that you learn the language and you can get on without problems abroad.
4. Management of the move
Another service that you cannot do without if you want to work abroad is the moving service. Whether you want to carry just a few personal effects or want to move all your furniture to the new home, you will need someone to take care of transporting your things and paperwork. Some relocation companies have this service and will take care of taking your belongings to the country where you go to work, as well as the relevant customs procedures.
5. Search and affiliation to cultural, academic or sports centers
Moving abroad to work is not synonymous with giving up your hobbies. Don’t let language barriers or embarrassment be a problem. Your relocation agent will help you find the main leisure, culture and sports centers corresponding to the activities in which you are interested. In addition, you will also have their assistance during registration in those clubs or groups of which you want to be part.
Do you like basketball? Do you play any instrument? Do you want to learn French? Keep doing what you like in your free time! Your relocation agent will once again consider all your preferences when filtering and finding the sociocultural and academic centers that best suit your demands.