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Should you move to a new town, a new country or even a new continent for a new job? There is no fast and easy answer however to help make that decision here are some factors to consider.

Is it worth it?

Before you even begin weighing up the pros and cons, think to yourself, if this were more local to me, would I still be interested? If so, you are now ready to weigh up the pros and cons. If not and the reason for you leaving is not to remove yourself from your current location, then you already have your answer.

Who does this affect?

If you are a single person with no dependants, this makes the process much smoother for you as you only have to be concerned with yourself. If, however, you have a partner, dependants or even pets, you will have to factor them into your decision. Should you have been approached by a recruiter, they would have already found out before offer stage what your personal situation is. This is not to be a nosy person but rather so that we can help your decision-making process as we have worked with people in similar situations before.

What is the accommodation like?

Would you be looking to rent? To buy?  What is the current property market like? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself when going through this process. If you are moving to another part of the same country, it is likely you would have some idea or would know someone who can guide you in the direction of where you should look and what to expect. When looking to move to a new country and/or continent, it’s a little trickier. We would always recommend going onsite for an interview and having a full day to explore the new town or city the role is based in. If working with a recruiter, they will likely have some information on the location and where to look.

What is the tax system like?

This is only relevant for moving to a new country and/or continent. If you have never worked in a different country before, make sure that you are familiar with the tax system as this will obviously affect your net income. Be aware of the little taxes also. This can potentially hamstring you if you are not aware of them. Be aware of what the government provides and they don’t as it may be different to your country. This can save you a lot of headaches!

These are some of the things to think about when making this decision to leap into a new adventure. Feeling like taking a plunge? Get in touch!

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