Working in a multi-national company has its perks; you get more respect among friends and family, learn about global issues and of course you earn more money than you would have in a small company for the same job. Along with all this, you get to move to a different city or even a country when you get a promotion; whether you consider this a pro or a con is your point of view. But more often than not, employees do accept the deployment because of the obvious temptations like earning more money and getting to live in a new place and discovering the exciting life that it holds. So if you are one of the lucky persons, who have got a position in a foreign country, the first step is accepting the advancement and letting your family know about it. The next step is planning the big move. Remember, you can never plan enough in advance, especially if you are shifting to a different country. The luggage department can be handled by consulting any international courier service that you think is suitable. The other things that you need to keep in mind before moving are:
- Research about the environment of the place you are moving to. It may be very different from what you are used to so you need to be geared up for it. Include your spouse in this if you are married.
- Look into the local cuisine of that place and make sure that you and your family are comfortable with eating it at least for the first two weeks.
- Ask the people responsible for your move for details regarding your accommodation and stuff. You don’t want to end up with a load of luggage if you are to live in a small apartment.
- If it’s not an English speaking country, you better start learning the local language as soon as possible.
- If you have children, make enquiries about the schools in the area you will be moving to. Ask your company officials to let you know the formalities you have to fulfil and the documents you are going to need to register your kids in the new schools.
- Most important thing is to make friends in your new locality.There is a possibility that there are people from your old country staying near you in your new area. They may even be employees of your company who have been deployed there before you. Get talking with them.
- Carry credit and debit cards and fewer amounts of cash. The internet can help you in this respect.
When you have followed the necessary steps, the most paranoiac thought that can cross your mind is losing your luggage. Prepare to send your unaccompanied baggage by reliable courier service. You can do this by taking advice from people who have had prior experience of this sort. The courier company can help you with all the shipment documents.
With all these precautions, your transition could be a pleasant one.