Imagine your employer offers you the assignment of a lifetime: a three year contract to work out of one of their overseas offices. You always wanted to add the word “international” to your curriculum vitae, and jump at the chance to broaden your career horizons. Moving to Bulgaria suddenly takes center stage on your already to-full-to contemplate calendar for the next few months.
That is when reality strikes. If you are like me, you have lots of questions that need answering. What will it take to physically move overseas? How will changing countries affect your family? What will you do to stay reasonably connected to your home country, so that you don’t feel like a fish out of water when you return? All these and more will flood your mind as you grapple with the nitty gritty details of an international relocation.
That’s where these resources comes in. We break down the relocation process into bitesized pieces, addressing each of the major sources of stress that typically affect workers on their way to, during, and after overseas assignments.
Your precise situation is unique, and will almost certainly include challenges you have never faced before, but through it all remember that there is a solution to almost every problem; all you have to do is find it.