Moving! It’s one of the most stressful things to do! But moving for desired personal reasons including new job, new spouse (yikes!), education, and more makes the end result more gratifying! We get that Adrenalin rush because it’s something we desire. Packing those boxes, suitcases, and rummaging our belongings into trucks to go away makes the journey worth the while (well at least through the honeymoon stage). I have done my fair share and have also helped others relocate in my HR consulting role.
To make things easier, Tor Constantino shared five things to ask for when relocating for a job. These are:
1. Take a scouting trip.
Purpose: To see your new home environment of course! Look for permanent housing
while your at it.
2. Ask About Temporary Housing
This helps offset the burden of security deposits, and helps in finding the best option for a more permanent home without the pressure.
3. Whole house pack and transport
Some companies provide this but it is cautioned to read the fine prints. Know what it
entails and by the way, some things are tax deductible. So save receipts for gas and more.
4. Storage of Home Goods.
Some transportation companies provide storage which can be an advantage until you find your ideal home.
5.Cash Stipend for Miscellaneous Expenses
And they do come in many forms, from airfares, car rental, family dislocation (some here, some there), and the like.
Moving! Relocation! It’s hard but sometimes it cannot be helped especially when the grass seems greener on the other side. Get organized! No need to be scared, it’s not such a bad thing.