Whether it’s time for a change, or a requirement of the career, packing up your life can be a scary but exciting time!
TheJobCrowd looks at why graduates may need (or want!) to relocate for work.
The company you currently work for has multiple locations –
Commuting from your home to your workplace may be challenging, especially if you are required to work at multiple locations or offices.
Sometimes it’s necessary to relocate but you can also opt for public transport, drive a car, or in the case of Sam Cookney, fly!
Your employer requires you to travel –
Some companies require graduates to gain experience from multiple locations.
This may mean a neighbouring area, cross country or internationally.
You will usually be advised early on that this will be a requirement of employment and your employer may assist with the relocation costs.
This is your chance to experience the area. Research the area before you head off for upcoming events and local highlights. Check out the best restaurants and coffee stops along the way!
You want to further your career –
According to TheJobCrowd, most graduates expect to travel internationally for their employer if they have stayed in the same industry for 10-12 years and 11% of graduates think it’s important to their career.
If you are offered the opportunity to travel on behalf of your employer (for business related purposes), it is beneficial to your life and work experience, cultural understanding of the business and shows strong character and independence.
Companies with various international locations will more than likely anticipate requests for working abroad however some employers also like to send employees to international suppliers for training & experience.
Some careers require employees to have a general interest and understanding of where products, research or manufacturing processes take place.
You may not get the same tourist experience as if you were on holidays but you will benefit nonetheless.
You want to migrate to another country –
Migrating to another country can be overwhelming.
If you are working at an international company, your employer may have a position available for you in multiple countries.
If your employer isn’t assisting with the migration or visa, you should find yourself a reputable migration agent to assist you with the transition.
You can find most information on the migration process on the government website of the country you want to migrate to; for example: click here to view the Australian page
You may also be sponsored by an employer in your field of work which will assist with your migration.
Look at the pros and cons for where you are headed.
Weather, politics and religion all play a part on your comfortability in a foreign country.
Prepare to be out of your comfort zone but pack your best attitude!
Although you may still need to work, it’s your golden ticket for travel and experience.
The above graph represents The Job Crowd’s Top 5 Industries that rank International Opportunities “The Most Important Attraction Factor”