Job hunts are making more and more employees leave their own city and settle down elsewhere. The grass on the other side may seem greener, but moving out of your own city is a challenge in its own self, which sprouts its ugly head when you have already moved out. Relocation to a new place is a big challenge. It will mean you are moving out of your own comfort zone to settle down in a place which is alien to you.
Even if you are not moving out of your own city, the task of relocating to a different place demands a lot of attention. However, communication is the key. If you can ask your employer the right kinds of questions, then half the battle for you will be won. Even though it can be a lot of pressure on you initially, but it is always useful if you are well versed with everything that you will be faced once you have moved to the new city. So, here is what you can ask your employer before you have to relocate for your new job:
How Suitable Is It For Your Family
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This is a big concern. Your job is your priority, but your family is important too. Be open with your employer about the needs of your family. Make sure you know all about the schools and the other facilities that are available in the new city, so that if you are taking your children along, then they do not have to lose out on their education, even if it is for a little while.
Be Clear About Relocating Expenses
Even though you may come across as intemperate and avaricious by asking about the expenses involved in relocating, think what you would lose by asking the question? Practically, nothing! And it is only fair that you know whether the costs of relocating are something that you can afford. Ask if you are entitled to a reimbursement as that will help you plan accordingly.
Go Through The Salary Structure
It is always better to be safe than sorry. Do your bit of research about the expenses that may face you and if it seems to be a challenge, ask your employer about what you should do if the salary structure offered to you does not meet your requirements. Being shy will only land you in trouble in an unknown city. So it is best to clear your doubts before taking the leap.
Go Through The Documents Carefully
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Your relocation agreement needs to be thoroughly perused. Many companies offer housing and transport facilities during the first few months after you relocate. However, there can be a few companies which may need you to pay back all the expenses if and when you leave the company. So, make sure you do not end up falling into that trap, and talk to your employer about it.
See That You Are Moving Forward
You are relocating to a new place for a new job, and that is a huge step for your career. Make sure you know from employer what your work encompasses and how will it help you grow into a better professional. You need to be moving forward in your professional ladder and make sure that happens when you talk to your employer.
Think Of The Future
This may be a little difficult to decide on your own, so it is always safe to discuss this with your employer. Ask your employer if this new job will help you in the future, whether it has the element of growth, given your current profile. Ask how you would be helpful for the job and know to what degree the job profile will help you.
With these few points in mind, you can go ahead or take a step back; if at all the need arises. But make sure to look before you leap.