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Relocation Advice

•  Relocation -- Is it worth it?
Developing a financial analysis of an employee’s move helps both the employer and employee determine whether a relocation is really worth it.

•  Professionals face new relocation decisions
Today's professionals are still searching for new ventures, but the changing dynamics of home and the workplace have caused many a job seeker to take a closer look at relocating before making the move.

•  How to avoid problems when you relocate
Being prepared can help you make better decisions and ease the transition. Here are some of the snafus you can expect to encounter when you move to take a new job.

•  Top 10 relocation headaches

•  Relocation transition tips
Tips to make that relocation as pleasant as possible.

•  How to avoid a traumatic relocation
One reason why moving is so highly charged is that it involves profound change.

•  To move or not to move?
You've been offered a great new job, but here's the rub: To take it, you'll have to move. Is the job really worth uprooting for? That's the first question to consider.

•  Relocation inventory
A dozen reasons you should move.

•  Relocation negotiation
Sooner or later, you will likely take a job that requires you to move yourself and your family. You will probably incur significant expenses in the process, and, if you are like most people, you will want your employer to pay for at least some
of them. The following advice should help you handle this negotiation as effectively and collaboratively as possible.

•  To move or not to move, that is the question
The following list of questions has been developed to help you decide whether or not your pending move is a good idea. Answer these questions honestly, and you might be surprised with the results!

•  What to expect when you ship out
Relocating for a job raises a smorgasbord of emotions: excitement, resentment, curiosity, fear, and wonder, just to name a few. It also brings out dozens of practical questions.

•  Relocation nation
Like nomads looking for an oasis, most recent graduates move around -- a lot.
Whether it's a new career, a relationship, or graduate school that has you packing up for greener pastures, adapting to a new environment is one of life's character-building experiences.

•  Think taxes when negotiating job relocation allowance
Try to get your employer to reimburse as much of your moving expenses
as possible because the tax code won't provide much help.

•  How to relocate happily when you're single
A relocation provides an opportunity to rethink who you are and what you want in your life. It's a great time for renewal, so make the most of it.

•  Career relocation -- Part I: The reconnaissance mission
With the continued increase in the number of dual-career families, a relocation today often means changes to both partners' careers. Here are some helpful steps relocating partners can take to ensure their careers continue to move in the right direction. Also see Part II: Making a smooth transition.

•  Job-hunting strategies for trailing spouses
Moving and being unemployed rank among life's top five stress producers. To be faced with two of the top stressers simultaneously requires the marshalling of all your survival and recovery instincts.

•  Spouses face dual-career relocation dilemma
If you have a job offer in another market and a spouse employed in your present market, the spouse is likely to be extremely reluctant to give up a job, sacrifice
income and run the risk of starting over again elsewhere.

•  I'm ready to move, my spouse isn't
Answer the following relocation questions to evaluate if the offer of a new job and a new home is the best choice for you and your partner.

•  Mobile marriages
What to do when your or your better half is forced to relocate.

•  Relocation and the dual-career couple
In an age of dual-career families, one job is often not enough. So what
happens when one half of the dual-career-couple is offered an opportunity
to relocate for a new opportunity?

•  A family transfer: Getting the best relocation deal for the whole
Companies have come a long way in recent years toward recognizing the often
overwhelming burden relocating places on employees and their families.

•  Daycare costs for relocating parents can easily double from one
   location to the next
One cost relocating parents will want to be sure to compare before accepting an offer to relocate is the cost of daycare in the proposed destination location.

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