(Closed) New Job in a new place….I need advice on relocation assistance?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Lokie85:  What is the norm in his line of work in terms of relocation packages? Some types of jobs always have some sort of relocation included in the contract because the hired people are so in demand. In terms of how much, I think that also depends on the company or type of work. It can’t hurt to ask!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It won’t hurt to ask if there is a relocation package but it is much more common for an employee to actually get one if he/she was heavily recruited, usually a senior manager/director level or higher OR someone with a truly unique skill set. many people who do not fall into those categories have to relocate at their own expense.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

He should ask after the offers some companies offer it’ some don’t.mi have moved several times and only two companies helped. One only reimburse for gas and lodging, gave me a time limit. The other was a flat fee and a time limit. They did give me a free apartment for 2 months while I looked for one of my own though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Kind of depends on the norm. We’ve moved across the country twice for his jobs and received relocation assistance for one of them. The standard in his field is not receiving relocation assistance because of the competitiveness of the jobs, so companies really don’t have to do anything. I don’t think relocation is ever “standard” but it’s a great perk that companies offer to candidates that they think are highly valuable. If they offer, awesome. If not, I wouldn’t ask. If they do offer, usually it will be a reimbursement so they’ll ask you to keep a receipt from the movers, gas/airline ticket receipt for the actual move, and any hotel stays you had during your move. Note: Those things add up REALLY fast if they aren’t covered! Plus you have to think about the cost of getting into an apartment (first/last/security deposit) if that’s the plan. Just be prepared to eat the cost.

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