If you have been following my adventures on Round The Corner, you probably would know that I am doing an Internship in the UK. What an exciting period!
However, the most exciting news just arrived few days ago: I am officially being moved to the Berlin department! Things are happening so fast; one-minute I was working on the UK sales record and next I am in Berlin!
I was given the choice of whether I wanted to move or not, and to be honest, at that point I didn’t really want to accept. But then, these are the things I have considered:
- How much would be my “salary”
- Living expenses in the other countries compared to home
- Exchange rates
- Home sickness – would I be able to stay away from home?
Opportunities like this are rare and absolutely amazing for your CV, indeed it’s important to think about yourself and whether you can handle the change. Maybe you think you are not able to live in a different country away from family and friends. Think about the different solutions and then once you made your decision, it’s important to look into accommodation and to make some research on the country. I personally bought books and looked online, because I am a bit of a planner and like to be prepared in advance.
The first thing I needed to sort out was where to stay.
Accommodation: this part is important and it has to be done properly. Make sure you thoroughly check the people you are liaising with and when possible ask for ID, if you can try to speak to them via Skype and other platforms. As this could save you from getting scammed. I tell you this, because I nearly lost 800 Euros when booking a room by myself. So like they say: better safe than sorry.
Once that is sorted it is important to start looking into the country regulations about immigrants. It is good to have an idea about the country’s culture. As far as I’m concerned a lot of things I needed to prepare for.
Once that it’s all done, you just need to pack and be ready for an adventure, just like me 😉
Right now I still need to pack, but I will have more updates for when I will be in Berlin, especially about the new work life!