much more than simply moving your belongings to a new place. You have
to prepare yourself change, prepare your new home for arrival, and prepare
your current residence for departure.
You may have an elderly
parent living with or close to you, in which case we recommend you look
at our tips on Relocating With or Without An
Moving from one place
to another also involves changing jobs, so here are a few tips on how
to make that career move
- Prepare Your
Resume - As soon as you and your spouse have made the decision
to relocate, get your resume ready, you will need it if you are not
transferring within the same company, and it's better to get that
out of the way than having to do it while you pack or unpack.
- Start your
job search ASAP - Start your job search, preferably while employed.
This will relieve you of the stress of finding a new job as you settle
into your new community.
- Ask your employer if they have a facility in the new city, a transfer
may be possible.
- Check the
Competition - Maybe you worked in a field where you competed with
a company similar to the one you are with. Check if they have an office
in that city and you may be able to work with them.
- Make Your
Move Known - Let your friends and coworkers know you are moving;
they may have some good ideas.
- Search Firms
- Make an appointment with the personnel/human resources directory
of your spouse's firm. Ask for suggestions, name of each firms and
employment agencies used by the firm. Take your resume
Recommendation - Ask your present employer for a letter of recommendation
on company stationary to enclose with your resume.
- Leave Everything
Correct - Make sure you leave your present position under the
best possible circumstances. Train your replacement if you're asked
- Check State
Requirements - If you work in a licensed or certified profession,
check your new city's state office requirements immediately.
- Ask Your
Real Estate Agent - Ask your agent for suggestions, such as new
companies in town or openings from expansion in the area.
- Large And
Small - Don't be fooled by size, consider both large and small
Work - Finding temporary work in your field may give you local
references and access to in-house job postings.
Expenses - Notify potential employers that your relocation expenses
are covered, now you can compete evenly with local applicants.
your Business - Consider opening a second branch of your business
if you have been self-employed or consider a franchise.