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Getting a Tech Job Abroad: 5 Simple Steps

stetsenko_me profile image Andrew Stetsenko Originally published at relocate.me ・3 min read

Finding tech jobs doesn't have to be difficult, but adding relocating into the mix can make it deceptively challenging. However, there are multiple resources and tools available that can make the entire process so much simpler. Here's a look at some that have been crafted by our team.

1. Hunt for jobs

The link above will take you to the massive list of resources available for IT jobs that relocate (mainly) to Europe, plus tips on how to use them in the right way (with examples).

2. Increase your chances of getting noticed by potential employers

If you want employers from all over the world to apply directly to you, consider joining the WWBR list.  

'Who Wants to Be Relocated?' is a publicly available online list of tech professionals, all of whom are ready to, you guessed it, relocate for work. Every month, we share a handful of profiles with their details and preferred work abroad destinations. 

How to be included in the list? Create and complete your Relocate.me profile, and then give consent to share your profile data on that page. (By default, all your data is secured.)

3. Calculate your take-home pay in a target location

If you’ve ever used salary calculators, you know firsthand about their UI from the 90s, all those complex fields to fill in, and numerous banner ads. The link above will take you to the page with easy-to-use and user-friendly gross-to-net salary calculators. By using them, you can easily estimate your approximate future take-home (net) pay in 16 different countries. All you need is to state your prospective gross annual salary and choose the most appropriate tax class from the existing options.  

4. Find out what relocation perks you can expect

Another thing you should always pay close attention to is what your future employer will and won’t offer in terms of relocation support. The offers you receive might differ to some degree. The article above reveals the most common ‘relo’ perks you can expect/negotiate with your potential employer.

5. Learn what it takes to relocate

Check if you need a work visa, peruse work visa requirements, find out whether having a formal education in IT is essential, learn about moving with a partner, children and/or pets, and many more.

And last but not least, make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are at their best.

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Agreed. I was about to relocate back home to Germany 🇩🇪 but had too much overhead in America at the time in the form of debt. Make sure you don’t have any contracts or recurring bills/installment loans in America prior to doing so if you’re a US Citizen. The cost of living and compensation in Germany are only a fraction of that of the US not to mention our currency (the Euro 💶) is stronger than the American dollar 💵. On behalf of Egypt 🇪🇬 and our beautiful queen the Nefertiti.

We thank you ☺️

 

employers will be worried about whether you are essentially a tourist or have some reason to stay permanently. hint: nobody wants a tourist. be ready to establish that with evidence. ie "my family is moving here" versus "i love to travel"

 

Amazing tools! It makes the search and even comparing countries with a quick overlook both easier and more beautiful visually.