Some of our candidates wish to leverage our international reach to seek out an opportunity overseas. We use our global reach during these times to connect our candidates to all corners of the globe. Many of our clients are global law firms and, after discussing your needs, we can connect you with our international alliance partners, Seldon Rosser in the Asia-Pacific region, and Totum Partners in the UK.
We find that regardless of the circumstances for an international move, it is always prudent to discuss with us how it is that you will get there. For example, if you are seeking out international experience to enhance your growth and career opportunities, we can talk to you about that path and the likely firms that will offer you the opportunities that will best fit.
Alternatively, if your personal circumstances are such that you will find yourself needing a role in another country (perhaps your spouse is being relocated with their role resulting in you needing to seek a new opportunity), we can talk to you about what to expect, the legal landscape and cultural nuances, as well as some of the logistical considerations. All of our consultants have experienced first-hand their own relocations – between cities, states and countries – and can provide both professional advice and personal guidance to break down the barriers for you.
Some considerations you may wish to start thinking about to give yourself a head start when considering a global position:
- How much notice do I need to give my current firm, and what sort of notice periods do law firms in the country I am moving to typically have?
- What are my networks in that country? Will I need to start from scratch or can I leverage my existing connections?
- If I need to start from scratch with new connections, how can I get a head start on this now?
- What professional associations can I join to begin expanding my networks?
- Would I find an apartment to live myself, or would I have a professional help me do this (and would an employer offer this service)?
- Would my existing bank be able to continue to serve me, or would I need to establish a relationship with a new bank?
- What areas would I be content living in, and what sort of a commute would I be comfortable with?
- Will I need to buy a car, or can I use public transportation for my day-to-day needs?
Moving overseas is a big undertaking; but can be thoroughly rewarding, both professionally and personally. We are happy to talk you through this, and connect you to specific consultants who have worked with others to make similar moves to offer professional and personal perspectives.