Whether you're transferring work offices by choice or by force it can be a potentially difficult time in your life and we want to make sure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. You don't want to be transferring to a new office halfway across the world only to find out once you've settled in that you forgot all your sales reports or important files back at your old desk. That would not be any fun at all.
A successful work place change occurs through preparation. That means making sure you find out everything you need to know about your move such as when it will take place, where it will take place, how much time you have for it to take place, and how long you have until you can get settled in at your new job.
Once you have all that information in place you can start your move. Keep reading and you'll find some tips that will make your transition go smooth and see you back to business 3in no time.
First thing you need to do, especially if your job has you relocating to a new city or country, is to cancel any and all services you have at your current home. That means shutting down your cell phone, satellite television or high speed internet accounts. If you're moving to a new city you can ask for your services to be transferred with you. If you're moving out of the country then you need to cancel them outright.
If you're being transferred to a new city or country and you own a piece of real estate property then you need to sell your current home right away. You might have to settle for less money if you're in a hurry to sell your home but you're going to want to get that done as soon as possible. You're also going to have to research real estate prices in your soon to be new city.
Moving can be such a burden and companies know that. If the company you work for doesn't offer you a relocation bonus then you should ask for one. It can be costly moving and if you're moving for your job the least the company can do is cover your expenses.
Whether you're working at a dentist office in Calgary or in a beauty school in Arkansas for example, just follow the above tips and you should be transferring work offices with ease!