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- strategies for dual career couples
- techniques to relocate children and elders
- tips to maximize home sales and purchases
- ways to find new physicians and medical care
- advice to choose relocation insurance
- Internet sites, checklists and business card holders
Beverly D. Roman is recognized and quoted as an expert in the field of relocation. She has authored 20 books with moving advice and has been featured on several major television programs, including CNN's "Parenting Today" with advice for families who are moving. She also writes for major relocation publications, numerous parent magazines and leading international newspapers.
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Relocating A Career
If you are a working spouse and your partner has accepted a job transfer, you need to evaluate your own career and develop a strategy based on your personal and professional needs.
Develop A Plan
Think about maintaining your career in the new community. With a fax machine, e-mail account and express mail, many employees manage an office from a distance. Approach your employer with suggestions to maintain your position from another city and be open to discuss your employer's proposals as well. Negotiate a trial period for the plan, agreeing on reasonable terms and conditions. If it is possible that you may return to live in this community, your employer may be amenable to you taking a leave of absence for the purpose of furthering your education or skills.
If you are unable to relocate your career, this presents an opportunity to reassess your personal and professional goals. This is the time to ask yourself questions, such as: Do I want to
- pursue my current career at its present level?
- seek advancement in my current field?
- seek training in another field?
- pursue an advanced degree or further training?
- seek a different position (field) using my developed skills?
- work part-time or obtain temporary employment?
- start my own business?
- What skills and accomplishments do I have that are transferable?
- How have my skills been demonstrated on and off the job?
- What do I most enjoy doing?
- In what areas have I been most successful?
- What methods worked best for me in my former position(s)?
- What are my greatest strengths? My talents?
Summing it Up
Even with help, job-hunting is primarily a do-it-yourself project. The state of the economy, your career field, the community, your motivation level and timing-being in the right place at the right time, will all influence the time it takes to become reestablished.
In addition to the suggestions in this chapter, tap every resource that is available, tell everyone you meet that you are job-hunting and describe the position you are pursuing. Join clubs and/or volunteer your services to organizations, and do as much networking as possible. You never know who may know of a position or know someone that may lead to a new job.
Table of ContentsRelocation Overview
Fact Finding Trip
Real Estate Agents
New Medical Care
Elder Care Options
The Last Details
About the Author
Books in Print
What People are Saying About This
Kate Dodge, President, National Equity
Particularly timely and relevant, Relocation 101 addresses the many Challenges relocating families encounter.
Linda Brooks, Vice President, Williams Relocation Management, Inc.
Relocation 101 is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that is a "must read" for all relocating employees.