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Career Guidance: Rules of Relocation

You've finally found the perfect job; however, it is located across the country. You're now facing relocation, which can entail changing your residence, moving your family and starting a brand-new job. Luckily, many employers offer assistance to make the transition easier for you.

When you are offered a job that requires you to relocate, you can often request help from the company with the following personal and professional matters:

Moving Expenses - A company will often cover the actual expenses incurred in a move. This includes the costs to hire a mover, transport yourself or your family, and store your items, if necessary. If the organization is unwilling to pay all of the expenses, you might be able to negotiate with your boss to cover a percentage of the move.

Housing Assistance - It is common for a company to pay for house-hunting trips prior to a move. If you are unable to find a house, or if the move is time sensitive, you can often get funds to pay for a rental or other type of temporary housing.

Flexible Start Date - A company will often give you time to complete your move before you start work. This typically includes one or two weeks, which will enable you to get unpacked and situated in your new home before your start your job.

Spousal Assistance - It is common for a company to assist a spouse with his or her job search. The organization will use its network of contacts to help the spouse find a suitable job.

Additional Advice - A company will often provide valuable information about a new community. Your boss and co-workers can provide advice or resources to help you learn about safe neighborhoods, good schools, affordable housing, and other areas of interest in the city.

Relocating to a new city does not need to be overwhelming. Negotiate the above factors with your employer prior to your move. Remember the company wants a satisfied, productive employee. It should be willing to help make your move a happy one.

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