- Master the language – “The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue.”
When visiting another country, it’s ok not to know the language because people are usually kind with tourists and are eager to help you out.
When you are considering moving to another country however it’s a different story. As you demand employment opportunities, the employers demand that you have all the skills necessary to do the job, and yes! The language counts!!!
Picture yourself going to a job interview and the employer would ask you something simple in their mother tongue like “did you find our office easily” and the first thing you would reply in a different language, let’s say English, “I’m sorry I didn’t understand your question”
Let’s say you start working as a doctor in Germany, and you are on call for the first time all by yourself and a patient comes in and speaks very fast and he is visibly troubled and in pain and you can’t really understand what he’s saying…
Don’t be that guy! Be the skilled professional you strive to be once you move abroad!
Take the time to master the language before moving to a foreign country and we guarantee you that the integration process will be much smoother!
- If it’s possible, have the certainty of a job abroad
Over the past year we were often contacted by desperate candidates that already moved abroad and the story was always the same: “I need help! I moved to Germany a couple of months ago because I was promised a position as a doctor at the hospital but as I got here the Hospital didn’t employ me”.
We seriously recommend that once you master the language before actually moving abroad you should try to arrange some interviews with possible employers before actually moving abroad. Go to the interviews and if an employer wants to hire you make sure you obtain the confirmation of employment on an official paper!
- Have all the paperwork ready
This part is two-fold! On one hand you have to obtain the papers required for employmend and visa (if necessary) from your homeland and on the other hand you have to maintain close contact with the authorities abroad for obtaining the license to practice medicine, the right to rent housing abroad etc.
The kick is that for example in Germany, every land requires different papers for the same things. If you are not careful you might go all the way to Germany and realize that you are missing something and you have to start all over again.
Be smart! Do the research, make a list, prioritize, keep contact with the authorities or if you want to forget about all this hastle, just go ahead and contact us.
- Search for housing ahead
Just as you wouldn’t go today on a holyday without checking out the details about the hotel on booking.com or on their webpage, I don’t believe you would blindly sign a lease to an apartment.
The internet is full with good offers but also with scams. We recommend you book a hotelroom at first and go on set to see what kind of housing is available.
Afterwards compare all offers and choose the one that fits your needs!
- Learn ahead about the place you are moving into
Every country and city has its ups and downs. Don’t forget. Germany is not only Koln, Berlin and Munchen, England is not only London and France is not only Paris.
Smaller cities have their upsides too and most of them have a lot to offer in terms of leisure, employment opportunities, etc.
For Germany for example we have on our website a short description for every German state here: http://mejobs.eu/en/job-offers-de.html
We here at EGV consider that it’s important to start your new beginning with the right foot and establish yourselves as professionals right from the start. Professionals will never be seen as outsiders!
If you would like more help and advice from us, feel free to contact us here: http://mejobs.eu/en/contact.html