Quite a few of the searches we work on here at Hunter Crown require relocation. Certain companies want a diverse array of candidates and they don’t want to limit themselves by their own geography. As a result, we engage candidates in conversations regarding their ability or their willingness to relocate. Occasionally, we find candidates who are open to relocation from the initial conversation. Often times, however, discussions need to be held with family and among households in order to determine whether moving is a real possibility.
Relocation is a huge commitment and it requires a great deal of change.
We advise candidates who are open to the idea of moving to have a discussion with their loved ones and really decide whether this is a real possibility for the family. The goal is that everyone gets on the same page and proper expectations are set before moving through the hiring process.
Is there a way to truly know if relocation is necessary for your next great opportunity?
No, there is no definitive way of knowing. However, certain details can be hashed out prior to your move. A tour of the local area surrounding your new place of work is a good starting point. Getting to know the team you’d be working with is also an important part of the process. It might take multiple onsite visits to know if you’ll enjoy working with these folks.
The moral of this story is to make sure relocation is actually an option. A lot goes into such a massive change. Part of this process will always be a leap of faith, but doing your homework is essential.
Written by: Rob Scherer, Vice President at Hunter Crown, LLC
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