Not many people are gifted with the opportunity to travel the world for their careers at a young age. Stephen Crivillaro considers himself to be lucky as he was able to leave his home in New York to work in Germany and India working on projects involving green energy consulting. Despite enjoying his time traveling the world, Crivillaro eventually chose to return to his home to open his own business but greatly values the time he has immersed in other cultures.
Although Stephen enjoys his time working abroad, the lifestyle change may not be for everyone. Making the decision to travel or relocate for your career is an important turning point in your life that should be taken into great consideration before making the move.
Know your limits. How much traveling will actually be involved? Do you have family that would not enjoy relocating or having you absent from their lives? Is there a chance of you being asked to relocate again, and to a less desirable location?
Can you see yourself enjoying life in your new home? This is probably the most important factor to discuss with family members and weigh the pros and cons yourself. Your happiness is important to the success of your career and being miserable is not worth the move!
For young professionals, making an international move early in a career can be an exciting journey. For professionals like Stephen Crivillaro who are able to enjoy working internationally out of college, the experience is an excellent addition to a resume as well.