Accepting a new job can be a thrilling new chapter in your career and in your life.
Sometimes, this new chapter comes with the added challenge of moving to a new city, state, or even country, to take advantage of the offer. How can you best juggle your new responsibilities and a new city?
Relocation is a reality that can offer many opportunities for growth, but it takes the right knowledge to make the best of the generous offer from your new employer. According to the experts at BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, it’s in the best interests of the hiring company to set you up for success in your new role and get you acquainted with your new routines.
“The internet has made it easier for companies to attract the top talent from across the country,” said Paula Holloway, director of global relocation accounts at BridgeStreet Global Hospitality. “Once the offer is made, it’s vital that employer and employee work together to make the transition as smooth as possible, so the new employee can make their highest contribution as soon as possible.”
If you’re on the hunt for greener pastures — in both career and location — don’t shy away from applying to a company outside of your current city limits. With these tips from BridgeStreet, you can confidently accept a relocation offer and make all the right moves for your future.
1. Ask the right questions
Find an advocate in the HR department or on the management team who can answer honestly any questions about accommodations, transitions, or even the best pizza spot in town. Establish a rapport that provides open lines of communication during the transition.
“HR professionals are key to the new-employee transition and should be seen as a valuable resource during any relocation,” said Holloway.