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3 major considerations when moving abroad as a contractor

Consol Partners are a preferred recruitment supplier for contractor focused roles across Europe, so we have plenty of experience working with contractors who move abroad with our clients to work.

For contractors who are or who are looking to move abroad, there are a number of factors that need to be considered, including:

1. Location

The location you move to will largely be determined by the work that is available. As an example, currently for Semi-Conductor specialists, the markets in Belgium and the Netherlands are particularly strong, therefore, a move to these areas is probably more likely than elsewhere for a semi-conductor specialist. We work with market leaders within the Semi-Conductor space particularly in these regions, so if you are looking to move to Belgium or the Netherlands, give our Semi-Conductor team a call to have a confidential discussion about your options.

For other markets and countries, we have plenty of useful information and links including the following countries:

1) Belgium
2) Germany
3) Ireland
4) The Netherlands
5) Norway
6) Russia
7) Sweden
8) Switzerland

2. Visa

One of the most important considerations when looking to move abroad is your visa because without it, you may not be able to work. It is a good idea to have a general knowledge of the international working capabilities for your country but when considering a move to a specific country you will need to know what (if anything extra) is required to allow you to work.
3. Personal & Professional Growth

As is the case with any job or career change, you need to ask yourself ‘What’s in it for me?’. Working in a new country presents great opportunities to learn new skills, new methodologies on top of a new culture. Not only will this be an exciting challenge, these attributes are often looked at favourably by hiring managers when looking at other roles as you have an international perspective on the best way to do things.

Are you looking to grow your career as a contractor abroad? ConSol Partners are an award winning technology recruitment agency with best in class market knowledge and exclusive relationships across Europe, contact our team or via london@consolpartners.com. You can also find the latest communications, cloud and digital news, via our social media channels – Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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