According to moving company Allied, people relocate for jobs for many reasons, including money, to be closer to family, or simply because their business relocated. Whatever your reason, the experience can bring challenges that you weren’t ready for. This can cause stress and anxiety, but there are ways to reduce these unpleasant feelings by looking ahead before the big day. Here are a few tips from Van Allen Plumbing to get you started.
Prepare for the Job Search
To find a new job, you want to make yourself appear as the best candidate to potential employers. If you haven’t updated your resume recently, using resume templates to polish yours can be helpful to your chances of getting the job you want. You can customize your resume to even feature your photo so you stand out from the crowd. Once you’ve created a design you like, simply download it to use for your applications.
Ask About a Relocation Package Early
If you’re moving for your company or to a new company, ask about the relocation package. This should include full-service moving, temporary housing and transportation, and extra money to help fund house-hunting trips.
Manage Your Time Wisely
A move, especially if you’re moving long distances, can be a big challenge that appears too big to handle. You’ll need to manage the time leading up to the move carefully. You’ll want to break the major components of the move into manageable parts that you can get your head around. It’s important to get a plan in writing that you can reference, come back to, and adjust as needed.
You definitely want to allot time for home repair projects before you sell your current home. If you have any water heater issues, leaks, or other plumbing issues to address, Van Allen Plumbing can get you sorted. Our cost-effective services ensure that any job will get done right the first time.
Find the Right Realtor in Your New Hometown
When you’re moving to an entirely new city or state, it pays to have a realtor that’s familiar with the area on your side. Seek out a real estate team that understands the challenges and nuances that go with moving a family. A quick consultation will help you match with a local expert that can help you make an informed decision on where to live in your new hometown.
Plan Ahead for the Pups
You know that you have to prepare the kids for the long journey ahead, but also don’t forget about your four-legged friends. Before you move, head your veterinarian for a health check, have your pet’s identification updated, and confirm that any stops along the way are pet-friendly.
Choose the Right Home and Location
Whether you’re buying right off the bat or planning to spend the money to rent you have to have a space that works for you and your family. Your agent can help you choose the most affordable neighborhoods based on your budget; they will also help you choose a home with extra space to work if you routinely work remotely or are self-employed.
Get Multiple Moving Quotes
Moving long distances for a job requires a tight timeline. Make a point to get at least three moving quotes, and ask lots of questions. Confirm that the moving company you ultimately choose is licensed and fully insured and has a reputation for being on time.
Take Time for Self-Care
Although it seems like things are moving quickly, you have to slow down from time to time. Take a few hours for yourself each week, even if it’s just 30 minutes every day, for self-care. Something as simple as a warm bath or walk after breakfast can keep your mood even and your spirits high.
Get to Know the Area Before You Move
Moving to a new location where you don’t know anyone or anything is intimidating. Look for events, join social networking groups, or visit your new town’s Facebook page for information about the area. You’ll want to know, among other things, how to register your children for school, which restaurant has the best food, and the location of the nearest hospital.
Gather Your Documents
When you move, you’ll need a pet health certificate for any animals, school records for your children, and your insurance information. Further, if you plan to buy a home, you’ll need information on your income and owning/renting history.
There is no way to get around some of the stress that you’ll experience making two major transitions at once. But, changing your address to pursue a new opportunity might be the best decision you’ll ever make. Keep stress levels low by preparing your resume, planning ahead, and being fully prepared on moving day.
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