Many people work very hard at work so they can climb the career ladder and secure a promotion. Learning that you have earned a promotion can be very exciting--but when you learn that it involves moving across the country to another office in just a few weeks, it is natural to feel a sense of panic. Luckily, with a little effort and organization, it is possible to ensure that your move goes smoothly and you arrive at your new office on time and ready to start your new position. If you are being transferred across the country after getting a promotion, take the following steps:
Make an Appointment with the HR Department
After learning about your promotion and cross-country transfer, one of the first things you should do is make an appointment to meet with your company's HR manager. In most cases, companies offer relocation packages that include financial assistance for moving costs and finding a new place to live. Your HR manager will be able to go over the details of your relocation package so you understand exactly what they will be paying for.
Book a Moving Company
A cross-country move is a serious undertaking, and it is in your best interest to hire the services of a professional moving company that is experienced with long-distance moves. If you want to ensure that you will be working with a reputable company that fits your budget, you should book the moving company as soon as you learn of your moving date. Make sure that the moving company provides you with a comprehensive price quote so you're not hit with hidden fees when you arrive in your new destination.
Make a Decision About Where to Live
Your company's relocation package will most likely include money to purchase or rent a new apartment or house. The company may also cover the cost of flying to you new destination so you can view properties in person. It is a good idea to contact an experienced real estate agent in the city where you will living to get help finding the perfect new place to live.
Start Packing Early
The sooner you start packing, the better--you may be surprised by how long it actually takes to pack up all of your belongings. In order to make the move easier, get rid of anything that you no longer want or need so your not sending useless items across the country. Take extra care packing valuables, as the back of a moving truck can be bumpy at times.