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Questions tagged [relocation]

Questions about moving one's residency for a job.

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Why majority of companies do not support “Visa sponsorship”?

I am a non-EU citizen who wishes to move to Germanyfor work purpose. As a result, I need to have a German work permit.Sadly, not all the companies provide relocation, and visa sponsorship services. ...
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Company paying for expensive flights - is there any precedent for re-allocating that money?

I'm being relocated to a different country in a few weeks. As part of the package, the company pays for 4 roundtrip flights (travel time is around ~20 hours) in business class (so I can travel back ...
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Is it normal for a company to require my credit card for relocation assistance?

The company I am trying to work for uses Hogg Robinson Group for their travel management. They are requiring me to add my credit card in order to get a relocation allowance. Are these normal ...
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Looking to transition to a new role that lets me work remotely, but the position is a lower rate [closed]

My situation is a bit complex. Because my wife has moved to another state for her work, I want to be able to join her, but I don't want to leave my current employer. I've requested the ability to work ...
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Offer that requires relocation

I've been in talks with a tech company who are interested in hiring me, they've expressed that they're focusing on their Manchester(U.K) office, and want to know if I would be interested in a role / ...
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How to leave job when my boss is my wife's boss's husband, or vice versa?

Background: My wife and I are looking to relocate to another state for family reasons, and we have both been looking for employment in the area we want to move to. Currently, we both work for ...
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How to broach relocation with potential employers

I'm a software engineer with 10 years experience at a major US corporation but I'm looking for a change in scenery (literally and figuratively) and am starting to apply for lateral positions. This is ...
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Background Check and Relocation [closed]

Employer offered a job that required relocation and a background check I had been through background checks in the past and had no issues. A few weeks after providing my consent for the check, they've ...
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Spouse is leaving the company we both work for. I will follow but much later. How to handle questions?

Both my spouse and I work at a large corporation. The local branch has around 1,000 people. We are relocating to a different state - and my spouse goes first. I will follow in six months due to ...
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Can I negotiate my rent if it is a German company but they want me to relocate to another country?

Can I ask the German company to help me with expenses of housing to be able to move if they need me in another country in Europe?
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How to persuade company to offer relocation with transfer

The Situation My department has undergone radical transformations in the past few years, moving from 9 Regional departments to a set of geo-redundant departments, one in our headquarters on the East ...
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Asking about job location

I am soon to be college grad this May. I have received a very good job offer from a very respected company as a part of a rotational program. The only problem I have is that the offer is for the one ...
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My employer is moving office, can they ask me to resign if I don't accept the change? [closed]

My employer has just informed me that the business will be relocating to a different city in the Netherlands. I'm also planning to move house soon, which will mean that the commute to the office will ...
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Was my approach to negotiating reasonable?

I received an offer from one well established Company which I admire. This offer requires relocation to another Province and the offer is not as pleasing in comparison to my own package and there is ...
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I've been looking for an out-of-state job for 6 months now, what else could I do?

I'm currently attempting to locate a job in another state (NYC if that's relevant) and have been for ~6 months. What's further complicating my search is that I'm trying to shift careers at the same ...
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Interview optics: Telling an interviewer that I have already accepted an offer elsewhere

A month ago, I had onsite interviews lined up with two large software companies, Company A and Company B, with Company A being by far my first choice between the two. Both companies are located in ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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Informing company of willingness to relocate out of pocket if accepted

Two weeks ago, I applied to a job located in LA (I live in the east coast). There was no section dedicated to the relocation issue; I just mentioned my willingness to move as a side note on the ...
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Relocated for an internship, still no work permit [closed]

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...
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How to tell the headhunter that I need more time for relocating to an other country (contractor offer)? [closed]

I got a contractor job offer in an other country which I want to take but my problem is that they want me to start pretty soon. My notice period is one month and I should start at my new place 1 week ...
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Finding a company that is willing to sponsor relocation

Little context: Non-EU country citizen working in the tech industry as a frontend developer for nearly 2 years now. Self taught / no CS degree. The time spent in industry is not too much, but ...
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I got an offer to work in a different country

I am currently working in Mexico as a Web Developer Engineer. This morning, I received an offer to work as a QA Test Engineer in Georgia, USA. To be honest, I'm not afraid to change my location and I ...
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How to deal with a misleading employer?

I'm an IT student and I'm graduating this summer. (This is important because I need to remark my lack of experience dealing with employers, job offers and such). Because of this I've started to look ...
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After applying to a job in another city, why would an HR person ask me if my move is dependent on a job offer?

I applied to a job in another city (another time zone actually) and after an initial phone screen, the HR person emailed me asking if I was planning on moving or if the move was dependent on a job ...
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Job offer negotiation (salary and relocation expense)

I got an offer yesterday from a company in Chicago. When I spoke to the HR rep and asked him about relocation expenses, he mentioned that they usually prefer to hire local candidates and I was an ...
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How can I get relocation support from companies that don't offer relocation packages?

I am a developer attempting to move from NYC to San Francisco (for a whole plethora of reasons). The companies (mid-sized tech startups) I've interviewed with don't offer a relocation package. Are ...
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Relocation Agreement [closed]

Moved to the US 6 months ago on a temporary work visa and the company paid for all the costs associated with the move. I have a 2 year relocation agreement in the contract, however I want to quit and ...
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Asking your company for relocation in order to pursue MSc?

I live in a Non-EU / EAA country located within Europe (not Switzerland). Currently, I'm employed at a Dutch company and have a very satisfying salary which is far above the salary average in my ...
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Accepting internal position to leverage a new one

Applied for an internal Software Engineer Level II job and successfully interviewed. However, the offer is super low... (69k in Denver)... and I've been working for two years with them. Honestly, I'...
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Shall I mention during job interview that one of the reasons I applied is a desire to relocate? [closed]

When asked about my motives for applying to the position, shall I mention, among other things (like being a good fit and seeing a lot of opportunities in the position) that I do want to relocate to "a ...
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How to politely tell recruiters you're only interested in jobs in a specific location?

I'm looking for jobs on the other side of the country to where I'm currently based and, since uploading my CV to a few major jobsites, I have been receiving 10-15 calls/emails a day from recruiters. ...
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Already planning to move - less likely to receive relocation assistance with job offer?

The situation: My family and I live in the USA and are planning to move across the country to be closer to our immediate families. As such, I've been job searching and researching relocation ...
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Change employment contracts due to relocation

Our organisation is planning a a restructure that will involve relocating some staff to other sites, as well as outsourcing a major function to a sub-contractor. I have been asked to: Summarise how ...
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How to answer why someone would want to work in Malaysia as a foreigner?

This question is for X, a very close relative of mine with around 20 years of experience as a software developer. He lives in an Asian country Y, which he thinks is a "dustbin". And Y indeed is a ...
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Job search in another country?

So, because my partner has been offered an excellent position abroad and I would like to join them there, I am about to start a job hunt in another country. Unlike my partner, who was living there at ...
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Offered job overseas, but employer reluctant to offer any sort of relocation package

I'm in the UK and have been offered a position with a software developer (currently a one-man-band) in Norway. I have known the chap for a few years, and he has a successful product in Norway and ...
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Do remote employees need permission to move to another state?

I work in a state and my employer is in another state. I would like to move with my family to another state that is actually closer to the headquarters. Do I have to get permission from my employer ...
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What can I negotiate when I ask for relocation for a company I currently work for?

I work for a large company (over 40k employees) in Northern Virginia. My work responsibilities can definitely be performed remotely but work quality may suffer somewhat due to collaboration ...
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Cultural differences from one's home country as a reason for taking a job back home

I'm currently working in a foreign country and have already lived abroad in more than one country for some years. Now, however, I realize that there are many differences between where I'm from (in ...
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Figuring out salary range for moving from academia to industry abroad

I'm a post-doc in some research institute outside of my country of origin. I've already worked in industry before - but in my own country, not where I'm doing research now, nor elsewhere in the world; ...
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Relocation and cost of living

My company has two offices both in the US. Their headquarters are in a different state that is not very close to my office. The HQ has decided to close my office and offer the ability to relocate. I ...
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How to refuse transfer due to family issues? [duplicate]

I am working with a Insurance company located at Mumbai. Recently have received a transfer letter. I am a single parent of twin daughters that are studying in last year. I am not in a position to ...
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How to increase the chance of being hired in a foreign country? [closed]

I am a 23 years old software engineer from Hong Kong trying to relocate to Berlin/Munich, Germany. I have roughly 3 years of experience in programming and a diploma from a community college. I have ...
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Relocation assistance offer

My wife recently got a job offer with a company in Georgia, and our family currently resides in Utah. They offered her a flat compensation of $5,000 after taxes as a lump sum to cover moving costs. We ...
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How to ask for a salary re-evaluation after relocation? [duplicate]

I have been working for the same company for 7 years. Recently I have been relocated from France to Japan (8 months ago now), same title and just a bit more responsibilities. In France I was at the ...
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Ask to move back / work remotely 1yr after relocation

A year ago, I took a job as a software consultant, and was asked to move from Chicago to Phoenix. I've had an astounding year, and have received a lot of praise and acknowledgement for my work as I'...
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Discussing marital and family status in an “intake questionnaire” before an interview

I have been offered an opportunity to interview for a job that requires relocation to another country. The company is a big US based international company and the position is in Canada. Before the ...
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How to address why my job search is narrow geographically

My resume will clearly show that I have had jobs in four U.S. states and one other country. In other words, at least prior to now, when it comes to finding a nice job, I have not been concerned with ...
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Should I mention funding relocation in a cover letter?

I want to move to a new area for non-work reasons and am looking at jobs there. I have enough saved up that I could afford to pay my own moving expenses, but of course it would be better to get some ...
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How to indicate desire to remain local on resume [duplicate]

I've seen several questions regarding wanting to relocate, including this one, and this one, but my issue is that I am unable, and have no desire, to relocate. I indicate this on my profile on various ...