What will you get for your move?
Any major relocation - including family, house, career etc. - should be viewed as a medium to long-term arrangement of between two and five years, if not longer.
To this end, before you seal any deal with your future employer, you should establish the following:
- The state of the organisation – will they be around and still in a position to employ you in 18 month's time?
- Incentives to relocate – will your employer assist with your relocation costs or with the sale of your house? Will you receive adequate medical insurance for you and your family?
- Networks – will you be in a position to build new networks to help advance your career?
- The nature of the job – will you be stimulated by your new job? Will you get adequate training and will you be given the proper level of resources to perform?