By / OVM TEAM
Relocating for a Job: A Simple Guide
Being offered a new job or promotion is an exciting step in your professional life. It’s a change that can require you to learn new skills, work with new people, and adapt to new surroundings. As exciting as that can be, starting a job can be stressful. Relocating for a job can be even more stressful. Not to worry, there are ways to make the process a lot easier for yourself!
Make sure relocating for a job is the right move
There are several factors to think about when considering relocating for a job. For instance, is this new job going to make you happy? Will it pay more? Ask yourself if it’s an opportunity you truly want to take advantage of. Packing up and moving away for work is a big commitment, and it’s important that you do it for the right reasons.
Ask about relocation benefits
Depending on the company policy, you may be entitled to certain relocation benefits. Some employers have the means to reimburse expenses associated with your move, which includes packing and transportation. If you intend on buying property in your destination city, your employer may be able to cover some of that cost as well. It never hurts to inquire about these benefits, so make sure it’s one of the first things you do before you begin the moving process.
Research the area you want to live in
Consider how far you want to live from work. Do you plan on driving every day, or would you rather walk? Would you prefer to live in an urban or suburban area? These preferences will determine the location you should be scoping out. You should also look into housing expenses to find out if the neighbourhood you’re looking at is within your budget. While you’re at it, be sure to check out which stores, restaurants and parks are nearby. Finding out what the community has to offer will help you settle in.
Pick a reliable moving company
Whether you’re moving to another city or another province, it’s important to hire a moving company you can trust, and that has experience with different types of relocation. They can pack, transport and deliver your furniture, which means you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Don’t hesitate to request a quote, or ask questions about their services and policies. You can even compare moving companies and choose one based on what’s most convenient for you.
Pre-plan your transportation
Make sure your travel arrangements are in order ahead of time, as it will save you a lot of stress. Whether you’re travelling by car, plane, or train, make sure to coordinate your schedule so that you arrive when you’re supposed to. You should also decide what you want to take with you, and what you’ll leave behind for the moving company to bring.
Take care of the smaller details
Before your big move, make sure to double-check that there are no utilities running in your home. If left on, they will waste energy. You should also verify that all your pieces of identification are valid and up to date. Just to be on the safe side, make sure you have all your important documents and paperwork.
We understand that relocating for a job can be time-sensitive, and stressful. That’s why we’re here if you have any questions regarding an upcoming move or would like to learn more about our services. Don’t hesitate to contact us!