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As global moves become commonplace, relocation and corporate professionals have gained a better understanding of the phenomenon of culture shock. Yet relatively little attention is paid to cultural issues when relocating employees within a country. RELATED: How To Deal With Culture Shock When Working Abroad When it is acknowledged at all, domestic culture shock is treated as more of a punch-line than a problem. Colleagues might tease the Houston executive about his upcoming move to New York City, or the Milan professional moving to Palermo, but intra-country culture shock is no laughing matter. It is real, and as with international culture shock, there is potential for failed assignments and relationships and the loss of valued employees. While there is no readily available hard data on failed domestic assignments due to culture shock, relocation professionals know it exists through anecdotal and informal comments from clients.

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Are you about to enter the job market from college and nurturing a dream of landing a job abroad? Your dream may be more attainable than you think. Related: 5 Things To Consider When Working Abroad Thousands of recent college graduates (as well as many working professionals) are finding short and long-term job opportunities abroad. Whether you're looking for adventure before settling down to a career or plan to stay abroad for several years, finding a job in another country may be easier than you think. Before beginning your job search, assess your attractiveness to employers. Do you have special knowledge and skills, an advanced degree or professional experience that will justify an employer hiring you? Don't forget to consider your English language skills – in many countries this will be a plus.

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So, you’ve finally bagged that dream job overseas. Your contract has been sorted out and the weeks are approaching for you to pack up and ship out. Moving overseas, especially for work, can be a very exciting time in your life. New experiences, people, a possible a new language and discovering a completely new city can be amazing. Related: 5 Things To Consider When Working Abroad But what about the stress that comes with it? There is a lot to sort out when you are relocating and it can quickly become a stressful time. That said, being organized and planning ahead can make it one hundred times easier. If you're planning on working abroad, be sure to check out these five steps to manage your relocation stress-free.

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Maybe you've just earned your degree as an English teacher, or maybe you've been teaching for some years and are starting to feel that your career isn't progressing as fast or as well as you'd hoped. You might even have the same misgivings about your present job, even if it is not in an academic field. Related: Working Abroad: 5 Steps To A Stress-Free Relocation Whatever your situation, you will find that teaching English in Europe can not only be a stimulating and enjoyable challenge, and a wonderful cultural experience, but it can also be the sort of "gap moment," allowing you to develop a fresh approach that will further your career at home. Here are just a few of the benefits:

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