Considering a job relocation? The things to ask yourself?
Relocating for a job is a major commitment and not something that should be entered into lightly.
However with a report in The Balance suggesting that job transfers are amongst the top five reasons why people move house, it clearly is a commitment that many people are willing to make. If you are young, single and in the early stages of your career, then a relocation can be an exciting and straightforward process. If you have a family, however, then it can take a little more planning. In any case, here are some things you should think about before agreeing to relocate.
Many people who relocate expect some sort of financial incentive to justify such a big upheaval, such as a pay rise or a promotion. Before agreeing to move it is important to ascertain this information and work out just how much better off you’ll be. This also means thinking about things such as the expenses associated with the move and the cost of living in your new home such as rent, bills and living costs.
Similarly, it is important to think about what your future looks like within the company. Are you likely to progress? Will you fit into the culture of the new workplace? Are you certain that your future lies within this company before agreeing to such a big change? Think about your future outside of work too. Is your new neighbourhood somewhere you think you’d be happy and what else does the location have to offer you aside from work?
Moving home is always a stressful experience. Think about how you can manage the move with as little fuss as possible. Some companies hire the skills of an employee relocation company, such as DT moving website, to help the transition run smoothly. From a practical perspective, you also need to be well organised when it comes to packing, travelling and setting up and closing down new and existing utility accounts.
If you are moving with your family, it’s important to think about how the relocation will affect them and whether it is in their best interests. Where will your spouse work and what are local schools like for your kids? Most importantly, is it somewhere where the whole family can thrive, grow and be happy?