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Often lured by the prospect of higher rewards, developing career prospects or an interest in foreign travel, thousands of qualified people seek employment abroad every year. Whatever the reason and however long you plan to stay, moving overseas is not just about deciding what to take with you. Your entire life is about to change and the more prepared you are, the more likely your overseas employment will work out. Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers all the major considerations that need to be taken into account, including: the overseas job market; terms and conditions of employment; arranging your finances; preparing your family; your children's education; health and medical matters; the move itself; and returning home. For two decades "Working Abroad" has alerted fledgling expats to the pros and cons of overseas employment. This new edition contains material on the tax regimes of each country surveyed, as well as a website directory of useful contacts. Numerous country profiles span the European Union, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia - providing insights into living and working conditions from Austria to Papua New Guinea.
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  • Book | 422 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col.Illustrationsports.
  • 0749437863
  • 9780749437862

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Part One Job Opportunities and the Employer's Perspective: Independent Job Opportunities; Finding a job abroad; Finding a job on spec; Specialist areas; Checklist - Independent job opportunities; Managing internationally; Mobile Employees; Preparing the business case; Internationally mobile employee (IME) strategy; Reward strategy; Selection; Career management; Implementation/ongoing administration; Checklist - The employer's perspective; Checklist - Employment conditions. Part Two Managing Personal Finance: Impact on Personal Taxation of Working Abroad; Domicile and residence United Kingdom taxation; Your employment package; Planning points; Conclusion; Checklist - Leaving the UK Checklist; Returning to the UK; Financial Planning and Asset Management Alternatives for investing surplus income; Investment through UK or offshore managed funds; School fees planning; Pensions and life assurance policies; Returning to the UK; Short-term contracts; Letting and insuring your home while abroad; Checklist - Financial planning and the expatriate; Checklist - Letting your home; National Insurance, Benefits and Pensions; DSS agencies; Liability for contributions while abroad; Making voluntary contributions; Getting NI benefits abroad; The NHS and healthcare benefits; Childcare benefits while working abroad; Unemployment benefits for job hunters within the EUUK; pension schemes and the expatriate; Checklist - Working abroad and National Insurance. Part Three Preparing the Family: Partner Issues; Company attitudes; Finding work; Further education; Networking and considering the children; Using your initiative; Checklist - Partner Issues; Your Children's Education - Maintaining continuity; Continued schooling in the UK; Schools abroad; Checklist - Your children's education. Health, Security and Welfare; Health risks; Expatriate medical insurance; Personal safety; Accidents; Checklist - Health, security and welfare; Adjusting to Living and Working Abroad; Culture shock; Preparing yourself for the change; Learning a language; Take it easy; Checklist - Adjusting to living and working abroad. Part Four Moving Out: What to take and removal; Pets; Checklist - Choice of removers; VAT; Taking a car abroad; Customs; Essentials before you go; Keeping your vote while living abroad; Removal notifications; Checklist - Moving out; Settling In; Going through diplomatic channels; Reading matter; Entertainment and home comforts; Checklist - Settling in; Coming Home; Personal possessions; Accommodation; Finding a new job; Reverse culture shock; Preparing the family for return; Checklist - Coming home. Part Five Country Profiles and Personal Taxation: Europe; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; The Middle East; The Arab countries - Some notes on etiquette; Egypt; The Gulf States; United Arab Emirates; Saudi Arabia; Africa; The American Continent; Asia; Australia. Part Six Web Site Directory of Useful Contacts: Internet directories and search engines. (Part contents.)
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