Questions tagged [relocation]

Questions about moving one's residency for a job.

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How to approach an unresponsive potential employer after signing a contract and waiting for my Visa

I signed a contract in January for a company in Europe (I'm from Latin America), and since then, they have been handling my relocation and visa process through a relocation agency. The problem is that ...
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Will this software project manager's experience and education from Ukraine help her get a US job? [closed]

I know a Ukrainian woman who has married a US citizen. Given the security and economic situation in Ukraine, she and her spouse are working on getting her a green card so they can move to the US. ...
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How to tell my boss i can't relocate anymore, after i accepted in the first place?

I was hired during Covid and the job requirement was to work onsite, but due to Covid everybody was working from Home, so after being hired I was working from Home as well. Now it's time to go back ...
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Resigning before a new work permit is issued

Recently, I received an offer from a company (let's call it company A) which hires IT specialists to work in Switzerland. On my end, I currently hold a non-EU citizenship and I'm working in the ...
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Would it be fair to ask my new employer to increase sign-on bonus because of delayed start date?

The employer I accepted an offer from on March 3rd, with a start date of April 4th, offers new out-of-state employees one of two options for relocation assistance due to mandatory on-site policies: $...
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How to calculate/research salary expectation when looking for a job in other country (getting out of home country for the first time)?

I am from India and last evening an HR from a Singaporean company contacted me for a role and asked me to apply on their job portal. And when I applied, they followed up with a questionnaire. Among ...
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Frequent job switches before migration to another country

Context: I am working as a software support engineer/team leader in a non-IT company doing desktop applications. The domain I am working is geography specific i.e. the jobs are in Europe and some ...
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Signing a contract in a foreign language

I have this offer from a Bulgarian company which they send me the contract in both English and Bulgarian, but they have this statement at the end of the contract? It says the Bulgarian version will ...
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How do I tell my employer for 2nd (or is it the 3rd) time that I no longer want to relocate? [closed]

My employer has offices in multiple EU countries. Two months ago I asked my employer to relocate. Initially at the end of the year. Then at end of September. They agreed and prepared a new contract. I ...
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Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? Moving to the other coast after selling

Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? I'll be signing the closing contract in two weeks. I was thinking of giving notice now at work, but I know the buyer can back out ...
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Asking for increase in Relocation Package?

I recently finished my Ph.D. in the US, and after so much struggle I've found a job in a startup in the UK as a scientist. The salary offered is the annual salary of GBP 40,000 + GBP 3,500 for ...
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Asking for an advance on salary after being offered a relocation package?

I have an offer from a company. The company say that they offer a relocation package which includes help with finding an apartment, and reimbursement for costs such as flight, luggage etc. There is no ...
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How does it look to ask for a transfer to a new site?

My family lives in an expensive area that has lost its luster for us in the past several years. We want to move. The group I work for has employees at other sites and some who work remotely. I am ...
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How to ask prospective employer to pay for relocation and first few months rent?

A company offered me an entry level job and I will be relocating to a new place. I was wondering what the best way is to ask the company to pay for my relocation costs (e.g. moving company) and the ...
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Relocation getting delayed results in missing out on higher pay

I was looking at Jobs in Dec'20 that offered relocation as I wanted to move out of my home country (India). I found a decent job that would relocate me to Malaysia (KL) and my wife and I figured it ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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Should I try to look at career opportunities overseas?

I am currently working in Asia, and wondering if I should stick with my current job or try to see if it's an actual possibility for me to find work or study in a Western country. My work is a skilled ...
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Can I get fired during COVID-19 for moving to another city in the same state?

Since the pandemic I am working remotely. I am in the process of moving to a different city (same state, 2 hour car commute away). I asked my employer for permission. The general notion was yes but ...
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Should I begin relocation before receiving official contract?

I received a job offer by email from the head recruiter at a company. It included my salary, start date, position, vacation, when I should pick up work-from-home equipment etc. Since the company is ...
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Should I accept this offer? [closed]

Recently I've got a job offer to relocate from China to Antwerp(Belgium). In gathering the information of Antwerp and Belgium, I came across the below worst violence problem. https://www.google.com/...
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Doubts about being hired from abroad

I'm a .NET developer with 4 years of experience. Now I live and work in Russia. However, I've been thinking of searching a job somewhere abroad (Europe, presumably). It would be nice to get a full-...
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Quitting a job before the relocation reimbursement contract expires

I have recently accepted a job with a company that has paid me to move to relocate to another state. The terms are if i quit the job before a year of employment, I will have to repay the relocation ...
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Letter of Recommendation for Germany from a foreign Country

I want to relocate to Germany applying for an IT job. I know there are formal recommendation letters that German companies extend to former employees. However, I only worked for companies outside ...
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Moving house without taking a new job

I live in one of the EU countries and will start as a software developer on the start of the upcoming month. For private reasons I would be tempted to move to a destination about 600km away from my ...
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Can I ask to work remotely for a job I am applying for?

I am applying for a new job in Australia, where most companies that can (including my current company and the one I am applying to) are working remotely full time due to coronavirus. The job I am ...
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Applied to test myself now have multiple job offers

A few months ago I got fired from 2 jobs back to back after couple of weeks. It was quite brutal they said I am not up to standards. I think it was partly true. I was complacent at work. I made a lot ...
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Company is asking me to forward my full medical records to them for private health insurance

My new company has sent me the insurer forms to fill in for the private health insurance they offer as part of the employee benefits. All costs are covered by the company. The insurance is entirely ...
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HR Uninterested in Substituting Cash for Relocation Despite Lower Cost

I got my first job with a company on the East Coast and am currently planning my move. I'm currently living on the West Coast with my parents as a recent grad. The East Coast company offers a ...
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Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
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How to get out of year long work agreement without penalty?

Let me preface this by saying I am prepared to accept this may be impossible but it never hurts to ask so...here it goes. Recently I decided to transfer to another location of the company I work for ...
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Discrimination and differences of treatment

I belong to a team where some of the members are expats. Recently, one of the members made the request to work from his own country appealing that if the request was not accepted, he will resign. I'm ...
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Negotiating salary weighting

Firstly, forgive me if this has already been posted but I looked and couldn't find anything specifically about salary weighting, If so ill remove. I recently relocated to a new city in the same job (...
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Asked to relocate immediately after hiring

I was just hired at a company - my first day was Oct. 14th. I spent one week in training, then one week actually in the office. On Oct. 30th I was told my location was being closed. There would be a ...
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How to find out if an international transfer will be possible when negotiating a job offer?

I received a job offer which I'm strongly considering accepting. My biggest concern is that my partner & myself have a dream of living overseas for a few years, and I don't know if this company ...
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my company doesn't offer relocation assistance [closed]

I am considering relocating to another state and the company I work for doesn't offer a relocation package. Is it ok to ask for a week's pay or a stipend? It will take me three days to drive there ...
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Is It OK to ask for a delay in start date if relocation is taking longer than expected?

Question Having recieved a job offer and signed the associated contract, relocation is taking far longer than expected, and I no longer expect to have anywhere to live in the new city by the time I ...
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Looking for a new job because of relocation - is it okay to tell the real reason?

My husband recently got a new job that he really wanted, but the office is in a different city (more than several hours of travel from where we live now), so he has to relocate. I'm going to start ...
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Seeking to work and relocate to Japan; would knowing Japanese improve my chances?

I just graduated and got hired in April in Germany as software engineer. However, I have wanted since my university days to study/work in Japan, in a video games firm, and this personal ambition is ...
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Company did not petition for visa in a timely manner. Is asking me to work from overseas, but wants me to take a paycut

I currently am on a work visa with an annual of USD$145K. Unfortunately, HR did not file paperwork on time, and my visa will expire in a month. I am fine going back, since I can apply for another ...
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I want to ask company flying me out for office tour if I can bring my fiance, entirely at my own expense

Here is my current situation: I am a student graduating in September who is looking for a full-time job. A company located across the country from me interviewed me (remotely) and extended an offer. ...
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Repayment of relocation expenses [closed]

I'm 8 months into a position and I've decided to move on. HR informs me that there is a relocation expense clawback clause in my contract. I had no knowledge of such a clause. I checked my contract ...
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Should I decline this job offer that requires relocating to an area with high cost of living? [closed]

Long story short, a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn about a position that he thought I would be interested in. I was thrilled after reading the job description along with finding out who the ...
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How do I answer questions regarding relocation

I'm applying for a remote position and it's out of state. I need advice on how to answer the question "Why not relocate". I want to be honest but just don't know how to phrase it. I work remotely ...
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Got fired, accepted an old offer, now they are doing a background check, what should I do?

I received an offer to relocate abroad when I was working for some company. I got fired some time after receiving this offer. Then, I accepted the relocation offer without disclosing I had been ...
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What guarantees that you have been officially offered a job abroad?

I'm planning to relocate to a European country as a software developer. I have on-going interviews with few companies and everything suggests that I will be getting at least two initial offers, one ...
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Can I use a temporary address on a job application if I'm new in town and don't have a permanent address?

I'm filling out a job application for a store in X city. I am moving to X city, and at the moment I don't have a permanent address. Usually I use my parents' address. But I want the company to know I ...
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Can I ask my new employer for additional financial assistance after accepting a job offer?

I have just taken up a new job at a different region from where I now live with my family. The job comes with an unfurnished accommodation. I am not currently financially OK to furnish the house. Is ...
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How strictly should I take "Candidates must be local"?

I've encountered a number of non-local job postings that contain lines of the form: Candidates must be local to <LOCATION>. No relocation fees will be provided. Assuming that the second ...
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What would a prospective employer's impression of someone having taken a "lower ranked" job to achieve a personal goal?

I'm an Australian software engineer in a bit of a limbo state between junior and established, having done a Masters degree before starting my first engineering job just under three years ago, kind of "...
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How do you find a company that will sponsor a visa? [closed]

Lets say you don't have an EU passport, nor a US one (or working visas). How can a fairly recent grad (in software, but let's assume any high tech job), who is a talented and passionate person, start ...
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