If you’re one of the lucky few who’s been given the golden opportunity to work abroad, there will be a lot of serious thoughts into making a decision whether to accept or reject the offer. Initially you may feel overwhelmed with the challenges and risks involved with moving overseas. But in the current global economic instability when jobs are few and career prospects are minimal, you may want to look past the risks and ‘what if’s’ and take the leap of faith.
The benefits of working abroad cannot be refuted. Having the overseas work experience could add some weight to your resume and increase your chances of clinching better positions with better remuneration package in time to come.
Before you accept any overseas job opportunity, ensure that you perform your due diligence and ask your future employer the following questions:
- What are your working conditions?
- What is my remuneration package and salary?
- Will lodging be provided? Can I choose the location?
- What are my Visa conditions?
- Should I engage the service of a Visa service provider or is the new employer arranging it for me? Who is paying for the Visa?
- Can I have the full job scope of the new job?
- Can I get everything in writing?
- Am I required to pay any money before accepting the offer?
- Is the job just too good to be true?
Once you are 100% convinced that the overseas job offer is legit and with no hidden agenda, request for a Letter of Offer and agreement signed between you and the employer. After you have accepted the offer, your next step is to find a reliable and reputable moving company for your relocation overseas to give you a peace of mind.
An international relocation is an extremely tedious and stressful process, not to mention costly affair. You cannot afford to waste your money on a substandard international moving company who may charge you too high or mishandle your belongings. Take your time to do your research on the international moving companies. Ensure you find important information about the prospective companies such as how many years they have been in operation, their reputation in the industry, reviews on the companies and their areas of services. It is advisable that you get recommendation on reliable international movers from friends, family members and co-workers who have used the company. After the due diligence, you should narrow down to at least three to four international moving companies to choose from. You should only be dealing with insured and licensed moving professionals.
There are so many international movers out there offering different types of services at different prices and it can be overwhelming to find the best company to move items abroad for the cheapest rate that meet all your requirements. At Shiply, there are hundreds of licensed and insured movers ready to give you personalized quotes, and sometimes up to 75% cheaper than usual rates, but to get the cheapest and most accurate quotes you first need to provide them with a few details about the move via a simple online form. One advantage of using Shiply is the feedback and ratings system which gives you the benefit of browsing through international freight quotes from the movers on their panel. When you have the moving documentation, read all the terms carefully and pay special attention to the fine print and ensure that all the negotiated terms and conditions, the extra services required and their charges as well as the agreed time frame of your move and the final moving costs are clearly stipulated in the contract before you sign the document.
All the best in your relocation overseas and wishing you every success in your new venture!