Relocating to a foreign country is always a cost-intensive process, so, before you start looking for IT jobs abroad and start packing your boxes, it’s beneficial to pay close attention to what your future employer will and won’t offer regarding relocation support.
For international candidates, there is no standard for job relocation assistance, meaning the offers you receive might vary greatly from employer to employer. Some companies hiring employees from overseas can only cover basic expenses, while others can offer potential employees much more advanced relocation services. This is generally dependent on the size and age of the company in question.
Relocate.me is a job board aimed at verifying different relocation packages within the tech industry, which it then categorizes based on whether they are Basic Relocation Packages or Advanced Relocation Packages.
Young startups are not always able to afford a comprehensive set of relocation perks in conjunction with their tech jobs. As a consequence, when you secure a job with a less established company, you are more likely to receive a Basic Relocation Package. Such packages generally cover two types of support during your move:
Advanced Relocation Assistance accounts for 80% of the employers listed on Relocate.me, and includes a greater set of perks, including (but not limited to):
Monetary Compensation/Financial Aid
These factors, naturally, can vary based on your individual situation. Don’t be afraid to speak up and tell a potential employer about your unique circumstances. By informing your future employer about your specific moving needs, you can help them identify which relocation issues are most important to you and help yourself adapt to your new tech position accordingly.
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