Having the job you really love is a blessing, especially when there are tons of people pursuing better careers and trying to quit their job for a number of reasons. But still, there’re times when even the best job ever becomes a whole lot of trouble if you need to relocate to somewhere else. The process of moving is hard on its own, and there’s really not a lot of opportunities to take your job from one country to another.
Luckily, if you’re a software developer, you might have it a bit easier. You see, a service called Relocate.me will ease the stress of moving to another country or city by helping you relocate your work with ease. It works by helping you find companies that will help you the best so that you can simply continue working as soon as you relocate your belongings.
Relocating for work isn’t really something new, to be honest. As a matter of fact, I’ll be doing so myself next year when I move to a new city to give my career a nudge in the right direction. Of course, it’s relatively easy for me to do that, but sometimes the process of moving and the new start elsewhere can make or break you.
Don’t Rush When It Comes To Relocating
The thing is, when you relocate to a completely new city chances are you’ll be on your own for a while if you aren’t bringing your family or significant other along. Before going, however, you’ll need to make a checklist of pros and cons for the job you’re going to have, such as:
- Is the pay better where you’re going and is the city more or less expensive? This is extremely important because you might get a couple hundred dollars more, but if you’re relocating to San Francisco, that might not be enough.
- What’s the other city like? Is it smaller than yours, is it connected better, what’s the transportation like?
- How bad do they want you there?
This last one is my favorite. Simply put, an employer who is in great need of a person such as yourself will offer more to have you work for him because that will, in the end, bring him more profit and everyone will be happier. Sometimes you’ll just need to let your work speak for itself and see where that takes you.
Of course, you need to look into the relationship with the company you’re thinking of going to, as well. There’s nothing worse than moving to another country only to find out that the environment isn’t what you expected, and that the company isn’t as remotely cool and fun as you expected. This can be especially tough if you’ve invested a lot in the process of moving itself and must work for a few months to get back the money you’ve spent.
Come Up With Your Own Terms
The best way to sort this out is by moving to the new city for a week or two, with no obligation. You might even get the chance to split living expenses with your employer, or they might offer you a stay somewhere if they can. This way you can see how you feel about working for the company and get a taste of the process without actually moving there. You can still say no if you don’t like it, just make sure that you agree on those terms.
Finding companies that will help you with all sorts of benefits for relocating can be pretty hard, but luckily there’s a site that does exactly that: Relocate.me. It’s a service that will show you job listings that come with benefit packages that range from temporary housing to sign bonuses and paid moving expenses. This will help you move to the companies that will really do their best to make the transition as painless as it can be.
Once you sign in, you’ll be able to scroll through jobs and find the one that suits your skills, such as an Android development gig in Amsterdam. For example, the gig I’ve seen will help you with a place to stay while in Amsterdam, while also helping you find an apartment AND will cover a down payment for it. They’ll also hook you up with a free ticket to Amsterdam, which is cool.
There are numerous job listings such as this one, and the website will probably help you a lot if you’re contemplating moving to another country for the sake of work. Aside from telling you the benefits, the site will also show you what are some basic prices in the area, such as a liter of gasoline or broadband internet, as well as telling you the average temperatures and the safety index, so you really know what’s up.
Employers can also open job listings on Relocate.me, with companies such as Flixbus, ING, Booking.com, and others offering jobs as of today. Needless to say, give Relocate.me a try, and happy moving!