Working abroad is not only a great experience, but it can also launch your international career and open doors for new opportunities around the world. Here are 4 things to you need to do if you want to work abroad
1. Visas and Work Permits
No matter how much you plan and organise, your dream of working abroad will ultimately hinge on your visa or work permit. Therefore, finding out what papers you’ll need to be able to legally work in another country and what you need to do to get these papers will be the first step.
2. Cost of Living and your Salary
You might not know exactly how much money you will make each month, but you need to know what the industry average is and how it compares to the cost of living. You will basically need to figure out how much money you will have left once all the monthly costs rent, bills, taxes, etc are paid.
One reason why you move abroad is probably because you want to explore a new culture and you will need time to do that. It might not sound super important at the beginning, but find out how much vacation time you’ll get, as this can vary greatly between countries.
4. Diplomas & Certificates
Depending on your education, skills, and work experience, your new home country might ask for an additional language diploma or certificate. Research the job requirements and learn how, where, and when you can get the necessary documents.