Relocation of IT specialists. How to organize it?

I would divide the choice of a country for relocation into 4 main approaches.

  1. Leave quickly – to visa-free and understandable, familiar countries

Here in the top Georgia and Armenia. And, according to the reviews of acquaintances, these countries turned out to be non-rubber: rental prices soared 2-5 times in different cities, and there are almost more Russians on the streets than local residents.

Other CIS countries are also popular: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan. In these countries, the influx is slightly less, and it is also quite easy to adapt there. Many of my friends flew to Turkey, a country with a developed economy.

I relocated to Serbia. It was easiest for me to move to this country, because I had previously lived there for 3 years. Serbia has a number of advantages:

  • housing prices have not skyrocketed as much as in Armenia and Georgia (400-1500 euros per month in Belgrade);
  • a very good attitude towards the Russians, this is now a rarity;
  • low cost of living relative to European countries.

Of the more expensive, but also easily implemented options – the United Arab Emirates.

  1. Combine relocation with vacation or choose more exotic countries

It can be Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries. Most IT professionals can work from anywhere, so why not.

  1. Travel as far as possible

Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries.

The first 3 options are suitable if you continue to work for your current customers or for your main employer. Finding a job locally is sometimes easier (as in the UAE or Turkey), but in some places it is noticeably more difficult (in Sri Lanka, in Armenia).

  1. Find a job in developed countries (USA, Canada, EU, Australia, etc.), and then move with the support of the employer

Rumors that Russians have stopped hiring or issuing visas are most often not confirmed. Friends continue to move to the United States, to Germany and other countries.

But there are still a number of difficulties:

  • often the first offers began to come at a very small salary (definitely not corresponding to qualifications);
  • increased competition among specialists;
  • Russians have become noticeably more reluctant to hire (but continue to be hired);
  • this is a long time, it can take from several months to 1-2 years to pass the selection and prepare documents.

If you chose the latter option, then you should prepare for it: prepare a good resume, practice interviews, improve your English level, etc. Perhaps it makes sense to do this with a career consultant.

And it will no longer be the familiar Russian IT market, where companies compete for specialists. Here already you will need to prove your worth and negotiate a salary, realizing that other good specialists also apply for this place.

If you are still in Russia and preparing to leave, then it makes sense to prepare the documents: make a certificate of good conduct and apostilles of the main documents.

You can see what specialties are in demand in other countries on LinkedIn in the section with vacancies (and at the same time update your profile).

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