Corporate Transfers 8 Steps To Help You Survive

Corporate Transfers 8 Steps To Help You Survive



You know the​ first time your spouse comes home and​ says we have a​ great opportunity or​ how do you feel about New Jersey, or​ what do think about Phoenix? Something is​ in​ the​ air but you‘re not quite sure what it​ is. the​ next time you hear it​ you know the​ drill, get ready for​ the​ madness. Here are some hints for​ the​ first timers.

•The corporate world puts on the​ concerned face for​ the​ family but the​ deal really is​ to​ get your husband or​ your wife to​ a​ location that benefits the​ company first. Everyone else is​ the​ baggage they try to​ be pleasant about. Your job is​ to​ make it​ work for​ everyone else yourself the​ kids the​ dog or​ cat and​ even the​ hamster.

•First things first what’s the​ package, what’s the​ deal? What is​ someone else doing for​ you and​ what do have to​ do yourself? What choices do you have? What do you control? What time frame are we talking about 60 days 90 days or​ is​ he or​ she reporting for​ work next Monday.

•You control what? You can find out about the​ new location check out the​ schools, check out the​ neighborhoods. All this can be done on the​ internet. Order relocation packages from anyone in​ your new city who offers one (Chamber of​ Commerce, New Home Builders, School Districts, and​ Private Schools). Get a​ good feel for​ the​ area before you make your house hunting trip.

•Do you have any say in​ Realtors (my best friend is​ a​ great realtor but maybe she’s not associated with this Relo group) or​ moving companies (my dad owns a​ moving company but we can’t use him unless we pay the​ freight)? Who is​ your relocation contact?

•Get the​ kids involved with the​ new area make sure they get the​ school websites. They probably logged on to​ them right off. Possibly emailing to​ kids out there before you could find the​ place on a​ map. You know its important for​ them not to​ feel left out to​ have some say in​ what’s happening.

•Our last move our girls picked their new high school. Together we determined what the​ best schools by size and​ ranking were. Identified 3 and​ our first day was spent checking out the​ schools we went on tours in​ each talked to​ counselors and​ decided what one was their best choice. Next day we began the​ home search. That may not work in​ every grade level but having them involved in​ the​ process is​ a​ must.

•Your Realtor will help you with your home selection. Price is​ just one consideration how about the​ neighborhood, does it​ have an​ association are the​ neighbors active, are there clubs, dinner club, gardening club, book club, events for​ the​ kids, events for​ grown ups a​ pool, tennis courts, play ground. Are you looking for​ a​ gated community? is​ it​ an​ easy drive for​ your wife or​ husband to​ the​ office?

•What about you? Will you be working outside of​ the​ home? Check out the​ opportunities through your current employer. a​ good referral is​ a​ nice place to​ start. Check out your industry in​ the​ new area, make contacts with the​ human resources departments as​ a​ start to​ the​ interview process. Follow up when you get settled in.


Cross country moves can be hard on the​ whole family. Our dog settled in​ at​ each new home easier than anyone, a​ little sniffing around and​ she was right at​ home. for​ some of​ us the​ process was longer until we each made friends and​ became comfortable in​ the​ new school, new job, and​ new neighborhood.




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