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Relocation

New Year – Time to Move Abroad?

A new year is the perfect time to make a fresh start in a new country or to start planning a move abroad. We have had a look at the numerous benefits of moving abroad for you and your family.

Career Prospects

In an increasingly globalised world, many employers are looking for staff with international experience. Working abroad provides opportunities to develop communication skills, in particular cross-cultural communication skills which are valuable assets in many businesses. The experience may just provide you with that competitive edge when you apply for a job in the future. Any language skills you learn along the way will also be of benefit in the long run and improve your CV. Living abroad also demonstrates to any future new employers that you are adaptable to new situations which will enhance your employability.

Whilst working abroad, why not think about obtaining a new qualification? You may be in the perfect place to do it. What about learning to cook in France for example or learning Tai Chi in China.

New Horizons

Just as travel broadens the mind, so does relocation, at an even greater level. If you immerse yourself in your new culture, you will be exposed to people with different outlooks on life and different ways of doing things. Even small differences in daily routines can be interesting and enlightening.

Learning Experiences

Living abroad will in general be a great learning experience. You will be able to take in the culture every day, experience new foods and new environments and enjoy exploring your new country. You can really explore the country at your own pace when you live in a country, rather than only being able to explore on a limited time scale such as when on holiday.  If you are moving abroad with children, it will also be a fantastic educational experience for them. Moving abroad can also help your children develop problem solving skills as they have to face new challenges and adapt to new circumstances.

Adventure

There are many widely reported benefits of being outside of your comfort zone including personal growth and learning. Moving abroad naturally provides these opportunitys and can be a big adventure. When stepping out of your comfort zone, initially this can be daunting, eventually however this feeling passes as you become accustomed to your new surroundings. It may help to research culture shock before you leave to prepare for your new experience. Further information on dealing with culture shock can be found here: Coping with Culture Shock.

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Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2017

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017

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