Relocation 101: Making the Most of Your Move

Relocation 101: Making the Most of Your Move


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ISBN-13: 9781888891201
Publisher: BR Anchor Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x (d)

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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?
If you are changing course, begin by asking yourself questions such as:
  • 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?
This chapter goes on to help the reader evaluate how he or she can utilize the information and suggests resources to get further assistance. The closing paragraph concludes this chapter.

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 Contents

Relocation Overview
Fact Finding Trip
Real Estate Agents
Home Sales
Relocation Insurance
Home Purchases
Career Opportunities
Spouse Relocation
Youth Corner
New Medical Care
Elder Care Options
Elder Care
Moving Companies
Self-Help Moving
The Last Details
Moving On...
Moving In
Reference Section
Internet Directory
About the Author
Books in Print
Information Page

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Kate Dodge

Kate Dodge, President, National Equity

Particularly timely and relevant, Relocation 101 addresses the many Challenges relocating families encounter.

Linda Brooks

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.

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